Elementary Launch Program

Elementary Launch Program

Grades K-5

This program is an extension of the school year and helps support students to develop skills to prepare them to be successful going into the next school year. The program provides opportunities to improve necessary skills through interactive and engaging activities. Students will receive instruction in language arts and mathematics. Students are recommended for the Launch Program by their current teachers or counselors.


  • Three-week session - July 10-28, 2023
  • Monday-Friday
  • 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.


The host elementary school sites are as follows:

  • Eastern Elementary: River Oaks*, Jenkins*, Neabsco, Occoquan
  • Central Elementary: Bennett, King, McAuliffe*, Montclair*
  • Western Elementary: Glenkirk*, Mullen, Sudley, Yorkshire

*Indicates location hosting SACC/AlphaBEST Summer Camp

Please see the Launch Program Location website for more information.


Attendance is mandatory. Students absent for more than two consecutive days of the 15-day program may be withdrawn.


Transportation service is provided. Bus stops may be different from regular school-year bus stops. No special bus stops will be established for individual students. Pick up locations will be no more than five miles from your home address.

Launch Summer Program bus stop locations were published in ParentVUE on July 5, 2023. Please see the Launch Program Transportation webpage for more information. If you have questions about transportation for your child, please call 571-402-3940.


The PWCS Elementary Launch Programs are tuition-free.

School Age Child Care

PWCS has contracted with AlphaBEST Education as our School Age Child Care (SACC) program provider. Please visit the SACC webpage for summer program information.

Registration Information

The registration window for the Launch Program is April 10 - May 26, 2023. No late registrations will be accepted.

Parent(s)/guardian(s) must complete the Launch Program registration in ParentVUE.

  1. To register a PWCS student for the Launch Program, log in to ParentVUE.
  2. In the top right corner, select Online Records.
  3. Scroll down to the section in blue with Online Registration Packet Descriptions and from the dropdown at the bottom, select 2022-2023 Summer School Registration.
  4. Press "Begin Online Packet" at the bottom
  5. You will be prompted to review and confirm information as you move through the registration. Hit Save and Continue to advance.
    1. Introduction - (At the end of this section, you will be prompted to enter your electronic signature; ensure it matches your name at the top right of the screen.)
    2. Family
    3. Parent/Guardian
    4. Emergency Contact Information
  6. Once you come to the section titled Students, please do the following:
    1. Select the Exclude button for any of your students you will not be enrolling in the Summer Launch Program.
    2. From this same screen, select the Edit button for the student you will be enrolling.
      1. SACC Services/AlphaBEST Summer Camp (Registration for SACC will need to be completed first at the SACC webpage.
      2. Choose Launch Program in the Summer School Program dropdown.
      3. Transportation - (Schedules with bus stops and routes for Launch will be available in June.)
      4. Location (location shown in the dropdown is the school the student will attend for the Launch Program)
  7. Press "Save and Continue"
  8. Review and press submit.

You will receive confirmation that your registration was submitted via an automated email.

Registration is open April 10 - May 26, 2023.

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No late registrations will be accepted.

Still have questions or need clarification?

Frequently Asked Questions

Or email SummerSchool@pwcs.edu

For additional information regarding Extended School Year (ESY) services, please contact your child's special education teacher.

For more information on enrichment programs, visit the Discovery Enrichment Programs webpage.

Cancel or Change Registration

We understand summer plans can change. We are offering the following options:

  1. To change the program that your student is currently registered for, complete a new registration in ParentVUE. Your new registration will cancel the old registration.
  2. To cancel a registration before June 15, contact your child's school. If you need to cancel a registration after June 15, email your student's name and school name to SummerSchool@pwcs.edu.