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Seize the Summer for Learning!

      Summer Sun


Did you know…


“Learning or reading skill losses during the summer months are cumulative, creating a wider gap each year between more proficient and less proficient students. By the time a struggling reader reaches middle school, summer reading loss has accumulated to a two– year lag in reading achievement.”

— Ameliorating summer reading setback among economically disadvantaged elementary students, Richard Allington, April 2007


“An overwhelming 92% of kids say they are more likely to finish a book they picked out themselves.”

— The Kids and Family Reading Report™ 4th edition conducted by Harrison Group and Scholastic, 2012


“It is estimated that the "Summer Slide" accounts for as much as 85% of the reading achievement gap between lower income students and their middle- and upper-income peers.”

— Why Summer Matters in the Rich/Poor Achievement Gap, Richard Allington and Anne McGill-Frazen, August 2009


“Reading as a leisure activity is the best predictor of comprehension, vocabulary and reading speed.”

— The Power of Reading, Stephen Krashen, Libraries Unlimited, 1993



Summer Learning — Camps & Programs


High School Virtual Academy -- Acceleration and Recovery

Students who need to recover credit for a course they failed during the 2017-2018 school year may complete an online course through the Chartiers Valley Summer Virtual Academy. This program uses Edmentum Online Curriculum. All students are responsible for the cost of the recovery courses. Additionally, for credit to be given, students are responsible for completing and passing all assignments and exams. Download the Virtual Academy Recovery brochure >>


Students who wish to accelerate through the required sequence of math courses at Chartiers Valley may do so by completing an online course through the Virtual Academy. This program uses Edmentum Online Curriculum. For credit to be earned, students are responsible for  completing and passing all assignments and exams. Download the Virtual Academy Accelerated brochure >>


If the class you need is not offered through the CVHS Virtual Academy, visit the North Hills High School Virtual Academy as an alternative.


High School

AP Research (Capstone): Students will read, annotate and analyze Part 1 and 2 of The Craft of Research (103 pgs).   Then the students will respond to organized spreadsheets pertaining to their specific research topic ideas utilizing Google Docs.


AP Calculus AB: Students will complete a packet designed to help them review and build upon some of the important mathematical concepts and skills that were learned in previous mathematics class that will be used in AP Calculus AB. All answers are expected to be accompanied by corresponding work.


Creative Programs

Steeltown Film Academy >>   

Steeltown Film Academy application >>


Middle School

PWCTC Summer Camp brochure


Parkway West CTC Summer camp application >>



Allegheny County Summer Youth Program Guide >>

Omega Learning Center Summer Programs >>

CCAC Summer Camps >>

Scott Township Public Library


Summer Enrichment Camps @ CV


We are pleased to host several enrichment summer camps at Chartiers Valley this summer. 


The camps will be provided by the following organizations:


Please see the flyers (linked above) for detailed descriptions of the camps, dates, times, and ages. 


Registration information is also included on the flyers. Parents should register their child directly with the organization that is sponsoring the camp. 


There are fees associated with these camps, however financial assistance may be available. Please contact the sponsoring organization directly for additional details. 


The camp sessions have limited availability, so register as soon as possible to secure your child's spot! 


Community Camps & Summer Programs

Visit Community Corner and scroll down to Summer Learning and Summer Camps in the Community to see a list of camps and programs that are offered throughout the Pittsburgh region. Community Camps>>



Early Childhood Programs

Learn more about "Pennsylvania Pre-K Counts."  Early Childhood Programs>> 


Make the Most of the Summer!

Learn Something New



Summer Reading

Today a reader, tomorrow a leader.

Chartiers Valley teachers recommended many great books for our students to read over the summer. View the list>>


Resources for Parents

A house without books is like a room without windows.

Parents play an incredibly important role in the education of their children both during the summer and throughout the school year. Here are some tips and resources for helping your students learn at home. View parent resources>>


Community Programs


Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh


Scott Township Public Library


Bridgeville Library


Remake Learning


Summer Reading Skills Program

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