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Roseville Community Schools is an educational institution with high expectations for academics, lifelong learning and the use of technology. Our learning community provides a safe and positive environment that promotes diversity and respect for all members of society.
We expect every Roseville Community Schools student to leave with the knowledge, self confidence and work ethic to meet the challenges of the future.
New Program Gives Roseville Students Edge In Reading
Roseville Community Schools believes that learning shouldn’t stop during the summer months. This July, a brand new extended year program was introduced, lengthening the school year by an additional 24 days for participating students. Nearly 600 students enrolled in this tuition free, full-day program, housed at Steenland Elementary.
The curriculum focused on math, reading, writing, science, and social studies, and was supplemented by physical education, foreign language, hands-on activities, and field trips, including visits to the Detroit Institute of Arts, the Roseville High School pool, and the district planetarium. “The parents have been very receptive to the new program, the kids are enjoying it, and the teachers are doing a great job,” said Principal Dan Schultz. “There really hasn’t been any negatives.”
“The goal of the program for the students was to retain what they learned during the school year, and hopefully accelerated their learning heading into this upcoming school year,” said Assistant Superintendent Michael LaFeve. Before and after school Latch Key services were provided, and transportation was available to Roseville students who live more than one mile from Steenland Elementary. Classes ran for six weeks, Monday through Thursday from 8:30am - 3:00pm.
In addition to those young learners enrolled in the extended year program, there were hundreds of other students enrolled in other summer learning programs throughout the district. Roseville High School was the home for a math and literacy camp for middle school students, as well as a credit recovery program for high school students who need additional credits to help graduate on schedule.
Kment Elementary hosted the MISD funded Kinder-Connect and First Fundamentals programs for students going into kindergarten and first grade, preparing them to be successful at the next level. And a math and reading intervention program for Kment’s kindergarten through 4th graders was also offered. LaFeve said that students who have attended summer learning classes in the past maintained or improved on their literacy and math skills the next school year. All students attending these programs received free lunch and breakfast each day.
Our middle school curriculum is designed to meet the abilities of all students. Student test scores are used to assign them to English and math classes that are appropriate to their level. After school tutoring is also available for students who need help understanding their coursework. Technology and computers are integrated into nearly every subject area including college prep and career tech courses. Our award-winning 6th grade transition program helps new students feel comfortable throughout their first year of middle school.