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Camp Invention

In partnership with the National Inventors Hall of Fame® (NIHF), Ladue Schools is pleased to offer the nationally acclaimed Camp Invention® program to children entering K through 6th grade. (See below for available opportunities for 7th- through 12th-grade students). This exciting, weeklong summer adventure provides opportunities for open-ended exploration of science, technology, engineering and more! Children rotate through a variety of hands-on activities each day while collaborating with friends to think creatively and invent their own solutions to real-world challenges.

The camp begins on June 7 and ends June 18, 2021, with Lisa Stein serving as Director, and the 2021 program lineup is all new, so whether your child is a new or returning camper, they are in for an amazing week full of new discoveries and a-ha moments. Click the links below to learn more and register.

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Sign up for a Launch summer enrichment course today!

Four different sessions are offered (you can choose a two- or four-week course):

  • June 7 – 30
  • July 7 – 30
  • July 20 – 30

Elementary school students enrolled in Launch’s enrichment courses are offered instruction 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Monday–Friday (includes 6 synchronous hours of instruction, 1 lunch break & 2 recess breaks daily). Course instruction includes whole group meetings, scheduled group instruction with teachers and independent work time focused on the course’s theme and content.

Middle school students enrolled in Launch’s enrichment courses engage them in topics of their interest during the summer months. Students may select as many as two courses for a total of 6 hours of daily teacher-supported programming.

Elementary and middle school students are invited to enroll in one of several courses being offered.

View the Launch flyer to learn more about the program.

Ladue Summer School Programs

Ladue School District Summer Enrichment Programs (July 6-30, 2021)
An invitation and details will be shared with eligible families.

LEAP (K through 5th Grade)
The Learn Explore Achieve Practice (LEAP) Summer Academy for students entering grades K-5, is a free summer program for students currently attending Ladue Schools. Students are invited to attend this program based on literacy achievement by a teacher, counselor, or principal.

LMS Summer Academy
The Summer Academy is a free summer program for students currently attending Ladue Middle School and entering grades 6-8.  Students are invited to attend this program based on math and literacy achievement.

Summer Academy seeks to enhance student connections and feelings of success in school. The curriculum will focus on strengthening skills in reading,  STEM, working in groups and movement activities.

High School Online Credit Recovery Summer Program
The Ladue School District’s Online High School Credit Recovery Program is available to incoming 10th-12th grade students who have received an “F” in a core course or graduation requirement.  The courses are offered at no charge to students residing in the Ladue School District and registration occurs through a high school counselor.

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