Middle School Launch Program

Middle School Launch Program

Grades 6-8

This program is designed to be an extension of the school year and help 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 will be recommended for the three-week academic program by their current teachers or counselors.


  • Three-week session - July 10-28, 2023
  • Monday-Friday
  • 7:45-11:30 a.m.


The host middle school sites are as follows:

Beville, Gainesville, Unity Braxton, Fred Lynn, Potomac Shores

Please see the Launch Program Location webpage 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 Students absent for more than two consecutive days of the 15-day program may be withdrawn.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 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 Middle School Launch Programs are tuition-free.

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 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. Choose Launch Program in the Summer School Program dropdown.
      2. Transportation - (Schedules with bus stops and routes for Launch will be available in June.)
      3. 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.

Register Now

No late registrations will be accepted.

Still have questions or need clarification?

Frequently Asked Questions

Or email SummerSchool@pwcs.edu

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

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.