Summer Programs

Students sit with book in a hallway at Richfield STEM School

We support multiple summer program options for students through Richfield Community Education, Beacons, Spartan Camp and summer school. 

Richfield Community Education

A variety of summer activities are planned for all ages: preschool, elementary, teen, family and adult. The districtwide community education catalog is delivered to all school district residents and available online for registration. Participation is open to anyone, regardless of the school they attend or where they live.

Featured youth activities include:

  • Olympic Style Swim Lessons
  • Art, Clay & Drawing Camps
  • Soccer Camps
  • Junior Spartans Basketball Camp
  • Robotics Camp
  • Preschool adventures
  • Parent and child classes
  • Youth safety programs
  • Family Field Trips
  • Youth Field Trips
  • Driver Education training
  • Early Childhood Family Education Playgroups and Classes

Registration in advance is required for all classes. Explore class options and register online at richfield.ce.eleyo.com. You can also print and return the registration form. Please call 612-243-3000 or email us at communityeducation@rpsmn.org if you have questions about Richfield Community Education.

Beacons

The Richfield Beacons program is offering a summer program from June 15 through July 16 for K-12 students in RPS. Breakfast, lunch and snacks are included. There is no transportation provided for this program.

  • Grades K-3: 2-5:30 p.m. at RDLS
  • Grades 4-8: noon-5:30 p.m. at R-STEM
  • Grades 9-12: from noon-3:30 at R-STEM
  • An additional program for students in grades K-8 will be available from July 20 through August 7 at RDLS from 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

Highlights include:

  • Sports
  • Cooking club
  • STEM activities
  • Literacy fun
  • Games
  • Arts & crafts
  • DIY fun
  • Friday field trips
  • ...and more!

Download and print the Beacons Summer Registration Form.

Summer School

The summer school program at Richfield Public Schools is designed to engage students in science-based, experiential learning aligned to rigorous standards through fun, hands-on activities. 

Eligibility:

  • Summer school in Richfield Public Schools is designed to help students accelerate their learning in order to be grade-level ready and for high school students to recover missing credits.
  • Students in grades K-7 who are eligible for summer school will be notified by school staff starting in April. 
  • Students in grades 9-12 who are eligible for summer school will be notified in May.
  • Students completing grade 8 and heading to Richfield High School in the fall should attend Spartan Camp instead of summer school (details below).

Elementary Students (finishing grades K-4)

  • On-Site summer school will be located at Richfield STEM Elementary
  • June 21-July 22
  • Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • Both academic and enrichment programming
  • Breakfast and lunch served

Middle School Students (finishing grades 5-7):

  • On-Site summer school will be located at Richfield STEM Elementary
  • June 21-July 22
  • Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. 
  • Fun, hands-on math, language arts and social emotional learning
  • Breakfast and lunch will be served

High School Students (finishing grades 9-12):

  • On-Site summer school will be located at Richfield High School
  • June 21-July 22
  • Monday-Thursday from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. 
  • Credit recovery options
  • Independent study with online courses, supported by a licensed teacher
  • Breakfast and lunch

Spartan Camp

Eligible students who will be starting at Richfield High School as freshmen this fall are invited to Spartan Camp! Spartan Camp meets June 21 through July 8, Monday-Thursday from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Richfield High School. Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

Goals:

  • Focus on relationship building
  • Building and staff connections
  • Reading strategies and study skills
  • Students may earn .5 elective credit

Transportation:

  • Bus transportation is available for students enrolled in summer school.
  • Transportation information will be provided to eligible families along with summer school details.

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