In partnership with Albemarle County Public Schools, Charlottesville City Schools, and St. Anne’s-Belfield School, the UVA Center for Race and Public Education (CRPES) is hosting the 2023 Charlottesville Freedom School for rising 3rd-8th grade students. This FREE summer literacy and cultural enrichment program will take place in person June 20 – July 21, 2023. Applications to participate in the 2023 Charlottesville Freedom School are now closed.
Charlottesville United for Public Education
Charlottesville United for Public Education is a coalition of parents, grandparents, and community members committed to ensuring every child in Charlottesville City Schools receives a quality education. We advocate for student success from preschool to graduation through community engagement, family support and civic participation. As champions united for healthy students and schools, we center community voices and welcome all who are invested in making public education better in Charlottesville.
Families Helping Families
Families Helping Families works to ensure that each child receives what they need to reach their full academic and social potential while removing obstacles to learning in ACPS. Just before the launch of our fund, Dr. Bernard Hairston, recently retired ACPS Assistant Superintendent shared, “the thinking behind the Families Helping Families initiative originated because of an imbalance in funding support provided by outside agencies school by school. We know that extra resources allow expanded learning opportunities that occur inside and outside the classrooms. These funds are intended for families and schools to address teaching and learning barriers. The funds will also help meet our equity mission statement. Our goal is to end the predictive value of which students are successful based on their race, social or economic status, and special capacities by creating stronger working relationships with families and communities to ensure each student's success.”
Classes are held weekly in person and virtually and are offered in four age groups: 1st-2nd graders, 3rd-5th graders, 6th-8th graders, and 9th-12th graders. |Check the website for the Main Campus weekly schedule and Camps also held certain weeks at Fluvanna County High School, Jefferson School City Center, and IX Art Park. | KidsCollege scholarships are available for summer camps based on financial need and are granted on a first-come, first-served basis.
Living Earth School
The Living Earth School is located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of central Virginia, outside of Charlottesville. We use two sites, a camp facility in Sugar Hollow for our summer camp programs and our base camp in Afton.
M-Cubed Summer Academy
The M-Cubed Summer Academy is a program designed to help rising 5th through 8th graders develop strong math skills. This is an algebra-intensive program is intended to: 1. Increase the number of African-American males enrolled in upper-level math classes. 2. Increase the number of African American Males who complete algebra and/or geometry by 8th grade. 3. Provide a rigorous pre-algebra curriculum that is enhanced by instructional approaches to address the learning styles of African-American males. 4. Build healthy relationships between the student, his family, and school. 5. Establish a systemic support system for program participants to realize more challenging academic successes. This will include mentoring support and parental coaching.
Peabody School Summer Camps
Join the Peabody School for summer camps! Featuring a theatre arts camp, a sports camp, and a science camp, there's something for everyone. Visit the website to learn more.