Discovery Enrichment Programs

Registration for Summer Programs has closed.

  • Discovery Enrichment Programs are available for Prince William County residents only.
  • Discovery programs have associated tuition costs.
    • Scholarships are available to cover the entire tuition for students receiving free and reduced lunch.
    • Please email the letter received from PWCS Food and Nutrition Department verifying eligibility for the free or reduced-price meal benefits for the 2022-23 school year.
    • To request a letter, please contact the Food and Nutrition Department.
    • Please email the letter to SummerSchool@pwcs.edu.

How to Register

Registration Information

  1. Parents/guardians will register using Student Quick Pay.
  2. At the login screen, you can log in to or create their account. Please follow these instructions if you need to create an account.
  3. Once you have log in, you will see the name of your student(s). Select the student that you are registering.
  4. Select the Summer School tab.
  5. Then, select the program you would like to register for by clicking on that program.
  6. Complete the registration form by filling out the required fields.
    • If your student receives any of the following services or has any medical issues, you will check the box(es) that apply.
  7. Select the appropriate Transportation method.
  8. Check the box to confirm that you've read the Registration Information statement.
  9. Select Add to Cart when all information has been completed.
  10. Once your course selection(s) have been added to your cart, select the shopping cart icon in the top right to checkout.
  11. Complete the payment form and click Submit Payment when finished. Courses must be paid in full for your registration to be complete; partial payments will not be accepted.

Additional Registration Information:

  • If you receive the following message, "you have already added this program to your cart," then the course is currently full.
  • After receiving the message, please contact Summer School team at SummerSchool@pwcs.edu.
  • The Summer School team will then provide you with a waitlist form for the course.
  • You will then be contacted by the Summer School team if a spot becomes available for the course.

Have a question regarding registration? Please contact SummerSchool@pwcs.edu.

How to Cancel Your Registration and Request a Refund

We understand summer plans can change. We are offering the following refund policy for summer 2023.

  • The last day to cancel an enrichment program registration for a refund is June 16. No refunds or credits will be given for enrichment programs after that date.
  • To cancel a registration before June 16, email your student's name and the name of the summer program to SummerSchool@pwcs.edu.

Arts Camps

Summer Art Enrichment Camp: Grades 1-8

Current Grade Level(s): 1-8

Description: The summer art experience will engage students in a wide range of art-making processes following the theme of "Wild About Art". Throughout this experience, students will explore a variety of art materials and techniques while learning about visual artists and their work.

Dates and Location:

July 17-28, 2023
Yorkshire Elementary School

Hours: 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Tuition: $250 for Prince William County residents

Tuition payments should be made through Student Quick Pay.

Transportation: Transportation service is provided. Bus stops for summer school may be different from the regular school year bus stops. No special bus stops will be established for individual students.

Summer school bus stop locations will be communicated the week before the start of summer school. Please see the Summer Program Transportation webpage.

Questions? Please contact Jasmine Hawkins at hawkinsjr@pwcs.edu.

Performing Arts Enrichment Camp: Grades 1-8

Current Grade Level(s): 1-8

Description: This Discovery Enrichment Program will engage students in a wide range of music-making and performing arts experiences while exploring a variety of cultures, genres, and styles of music. 

Dates and Location:

July 17-28, 2023
Potomac Shores Middle School

Hours: 7:45-11:30 a.m.

Tuition: $200 for Prince William County residents

Tuition payments should be made through Student Quick Pay.

Transportation: Transportation service is provided. Bus stops for summer school may be different from the regular school year bus stops. No special bus stops will be established for individual students.

Summer school bus stop locations communicated the week before the start of summer school. Please see the Summer Program Transportation webpage.

Questions? Please contact Michelle Milligan at milligmf@pwcs.edu.

Career and Technical Education Camps

Tech Ed: Rocketry Camp: Grades 5-8

Current Grade Level(s): 5-8

Description: Rocketry introduces students to the design, construction, and flight of model rockets. Initially, students will create and fly a paper rocket and then progress onto the creation and flying of a model rocket using a solid fuel engine. Students will learn about the safety procedures for the tools and equipment and the basic principles of rocket flight.

Dates and Locations:

July 17-21, 2023
Beville Middle School or Potomac Shores Middle School

or

July 24-28, 2023
Beville Middle School or Potomac Shores Middle School

Hours: 7:45-11:30 a.m.

Tuition: $150 for Prince William County residents

Tuition payments should be made through Student Quick Pay.

Transportation: Transportation service is provided. Bus stops for summer school may be different from the regular school year bus stops. No special bus stops will be established for individual students.

Summer school bus stop locations will be communicated the week before the start of summer school. Please see the Summer Program Transportation webpage.

Questions? Please contact Tim Vaughan at vaughatg@pwcs.edu.

FACS Cookology Camp: Grades 5-8

Current Grade Level(s): 5-8

Description: Cookology introduces students to nutritional meal planning. Students will identify recipes, create a budget to purchase the food, calculate the dietary calories, plan the cooking order of operation, and prepare the food. Students will learn the basic kitchen safety procedures.

Dates and Locations:

July 17-21, 2023
Beville Middle School or Potomac Shores Middle School

or

July 24-28, 2023
Beville Middle School or Potomac Shores Middle School

Hours: 7:45-11:30 a.m.

Tuition: $150 for Prince William County residents

Tuition payments should be made through Student Quick Pay.

Transportation: Transportation service is provided. Bus stops for summer school may be different from the regular school year bus stops. No special bus stops will be established for individual students.

Summer school bus stop locations communicated the week before the start of summer school. Please see the Summer Program Transportation webpage.

Questions? Please contact Tim Vaughan at vaughatg@pwcs.edu.

Business: Coding with Microbit: Grades 5-8

Current Grade Level(s): 5-8

Description: Coding introduces students to pocket-size computing. Students will learn how computer software and hardware work together. Students will use a classroom computer to program the Microbit to learn the coding basics and create interactive challenges and games.

Dates and Locations:

July 17-21, 2023
Beville Middle School or Potomac Shores Middle School

or

July 24-28, 2023
Beville Middle School or Potomac Shores Middle School

Hours: 7:45-11:30 a.m.

Tuition: $150 for Prince William County residents

Tuition payments should be made through Student Quick Pay.

Transportation: Transportation service is provided. Bus stops for summer school may be different from the regular school year bus stops. No special bus stops will be established for individual students.

Summer school bus stop locations communicated the week before the start of summer school. Please see the Summer Program Transportation webpage.

Questions? Please contact Tim Vaughan at vaughatg@pwcs.edu.

Introduction to Welding Camp: Grades 8-11

Current Grade Level(s): 8-11

Description: Students will be introduced to the safety, tools, and processes used in various welding processes. Students will have the opportunity to use welding as a process to create their own metal art sculpture.

Dates and Location:

July 17-21, 2023
Potomac High School

Hours: 7:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.

Tuition: $150 for Prince William County residents

Tuition payments should be made through Student Quick Pay.

Transportation: Transportation service is provided. Bus stops for summer school may be different from the regular school year bus stops. No special bus stops will be established for individual students.

Summer school bus stop locations communicated the week before the start of summer school. Please see the Summer Program Transportation webpage.

Questions? Please contact Tim Vaughan at vaughatg@pwcs.edu.

Gifted Enrichment Camp

Spy School: Grades 4-5

Current Grade Level(s): 4-5

Description: Students attending Spy School will explore cryptography and spycraft through advanced problem-solving and critical-thinking activities. Students will apply middle school mathematics concepts as they participate in top secret briefings and activities.

*This camp is open to all students, not just gifted students.

Dates and Locations:

July 17-21, 2023
Montclair Elementary

or

July 24-28, 2023
Sudley Elementary

Hours: 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Tuition: $150 for Prince William County residents

Tuition payments should be made through Student Quick Pay.

Transportation: Transportation service is provided. Bus stops for summer school may be different from the regular school year bus stops. No special bus stops will be established for individual students.

Summer school bus stop locations communicated the week before the start of summer school. Please see the Summer Program Transportation webpage.

Questions? Please contact Melissa Edmonds at edmondmm@pwcs.edu.

Health and Physical Education Camps

Summer Sports, Fitness, and Nutrition Enrichment: Grades 3-4

Current Grade Level(s): 3-4

Description: This sport, fitness, and nutrition enrichment program is designed for rising 4th through 5th-grade students looking to be active and engage in various movements and activities. Students will have the opportunity to exercise and work with others in a dynamic, fast-paced setting. Students will participate in various sports, fitness games, and activities and learn key nutritional concepts and information. The activities will include moderate to vigorous physical activity opportunities but balanced with time for low-intensity activities, social interaction, teamwork, and problem-solving. PWCS elementary physical education teachers will facilitate the program.

Dates and Locations:

July 17-21, 2023
Bennett Elementary School

or

July 24-28, 2023
King Elementary School

Hours: 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Tuition: $150 for Prince William County residents

Tuition payments should be made through Student Quick Pay.

Transportation: Transportation service is provided. Bus stops for summer school may be different from the regular school year bus stops. No special bus stops will be established for individual students.

Summer school bus stop locations are communicated the week before the start of summer school. Please see the Summer Program Transportation webpage.

Questions? Please contact Emily Utter at utteres@pwcs.edu.

History and Social Science Camp

Learning History Through Documents: Supporting Students in Preparation for Advanced Course Work Camp: Grades 8-9

Current Grade Level(s): 8-9

Description: To support rising 9th and 10th graders with the use of document based lessons (SRQs, DBQs) that are integral parts of AP, IB, and Cambridge courses.

Dates and Location:

July 17-21, 2023
Unity Reed High School

Hours: 7:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.

Tuition: $150 for Prince William County residents

Tuition payments should be made through Student Quick Pay.

Transportation: Transportation service is provided. Bus stops for summer school may be different from the regular school year bus stops. No special bus stops will be established for individual students.

Summer school bus stop locations communicated the week before the start of summer school. Please see the Summer Program Transportation webpage.

Questions? Please contact Jeff Girvan at girvanjm@pwcs.edu.

Language Arts Camps

Picture-Perfect STEM Camp: Kindergarten

Current Grade Level(s): Kindergarten

Description: Picture-Perfect STEM embeds reading comprehension strategies that integrate the STEM subjects through high-quality picture books. Students will engage in STEM activities while they learn to read and read to learn.

Dates and Locations:

July 17-21, 2023
Jenkins Elementary School

or

July 17-21, 2023
McAuliffe Elementary School

or

July 17-21, 2023
Mullen Elementary School

Hours: 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Tuition: $150 for Prince William County residents

Tuition payments should be made through Student Quick Pay.

Transportation: Transportation service is provided. Bus stops for summer school may be different from the regular school year bus stops. No special bus stops will be established for individual students.

Summer school bus stop locations communicated the week before the start of summer school. Please see the Summer Program Transportation webpage.

Questions? Please contact Julie Gagnon at gagnonjf@pwcs.edu.

Picture-Perfect STEM Camp: Grades 1-2

Current Grade Level(s): 1-2

Description: Picture-Perfect STEM embeds reading comprehension strategies that integrate the STEM subjects through high-quality picture books. Students will engage in STEM activities while they learn to read and read to learn.

Dates and Locations:

July 17-21, 2023
Jenkins Elementary School

or

July 17-21, 2023
McAuliffe Elementary School

or

July 17-21, 2023
Mullen Elementary School

Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Tuition: $150 for Prince William County residents

Tuition payments should be made through Student Quick Pay.

Transportation: Transportation service is provided. Bus stops for summer school may be different from the regular school year bus stops. No special bus stops will be established for individual students.

Summer school bus stop locations communicated the week before the start of summer school. Please see the Summer Program Transportation webpage.

Questions? Please contact Julie Gagnon at gagnonjf@pwcs.edu.

Picture-Perfect STEM Camp: Grades 3-5

Current Grade Level(s): 3-5

Description: Picture-Perfect STEM embeds reading comprehension strategies that integrate the STEM subjects through high-quality picture books. Students will engage in STEM activities while they learn to read and read to learn.

Dates and Location:

July 17-21, 2023
Jenkins Elementary School

or

July 17-21, 2023
McAuliffe Elementary School

or

July 17-21, 2023
Mullen Elementary School

Hours: 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Tuition: $150 for Prince William County residents

Tuition payments should be made through Student Quick Pay.

Transportation: Transportation service is provided. Bus stops for summer school may be different from the regular school year bus stops. No special bus stops will be established for individual students.

Summer school bus stop locations communicated the week before the start of summer school. Please see the Summer Program Transportation webpage.

Questions? Please contact Julie Gagnon at gagnonjf@pwcs.edu.

Poetry Writing Workshop Camp: Grades 6-8

Current Grade Level(s): 6-8

Description: This two-week poetry unit invites middle school students to write free-verse poems (week 1) and write and "perform" during a poetry slam (week 2).

Dates: July 27-28, 2023

Location: Zoom

Hours: 12-1 p.m.

Tuition: $150 for Prince William County residents

Tuition payments should be made through Student Quick Pay.

Questions? Please contact Ryan Holt at holtrm@pwcs.edu.

Public Speaking and Debate Camp: Grades 6-8

Current Grade Level(s): 6-8

Description: Join us for a public speaking and debate camp. During the camp, we will focus on the following units: 

  1. Introduction to Public Speaking
  2. Advertisement
  3. Persuasive Speeches and Appeals
  4. Logical Fallacies
  5. Introduction to Debate
  6. Debate Model

Dates: July 17-28, 2022

Location: Zoom

Hours: 12-1 p.m.

Tuition: $150 for Prince William County residents

Tuition payments should be made through Student Quick Pay.

Questions? Please contact Ryan Holt at holtrm@pwcs.edu.

World Mythology Camp: Grades 6-8

Current Grade Level(s): 6-8

Description: Students will explore the characteristics of myths and read myths from different world cultures, including, but not limited to, Greek, Egyptian, and Norse. Topics of study include creation stories, pantheons, the underworld, monsters, trickster tales, and hero journeys.

Dates and Location:

July 17-28, 2023
Gainesville Middle School

Hours: 7:45-11:30 a.m.

Tuition: $150 for Prince William County residents

Tuition payments should be made through Student Quick Pay.

Transportation: Transportation service is provided. Bus stops for summer school may be different from the regular school year bus stops. No special bus stops will be established for individual students.

Summer school bus stop locations communicated the week before the start of summer school. Please see the Summer Program Transportation webpage.

Questions? Please contact Ryan Holt at holtrm@pwcs.edu.

The College Application Essay: Telling Your Unique Story in 650 Words Camp: Grades 9-11

Current Grade Level(s): 9-11

Description: This course is designed for all levels of learners interested in further developing their English skills in a challenging college-level academic setting. This course is designed to help students learn writing strategies and techniques that create a memorable college essay. The course uses the prompts required for students who use the Common App. In 650 words, students write a compelling essay that reveals their unique story. This course focuses on developing skills in the art of written storytelling as well as the power of concise, organized language. Lessons and activities focus on analysis of rhetorical patterns and development of language structures. Model college essays are used to provide scaffolding. These models are evaluated by students during guided practice activities. Students engage in a simulation where they analyze sample essays in the role of an admissions officer so they learn what schools value and what makes a story memorable. In writing workshops, students will complete the course with a final college essay draft, enhanced writing skills, and knowledge of the expectations common to American universities.

Dates: July 17-28, 2023

Location: Zoom

Hours: 1:15-2:15 p.m.

Tuition: $150 for Prince William County residents

Tuition payments should be made through Student Quick Pay.

Questions? Please contact Ryan Holt at holtrm@pwcs.edu.

Poetry Writing Workshop Camp: Grades 9-11

Current Grade Level(s): 9-11

Description: This is a workshop where the students will focus on writing poetry. They will write poems, and share them with others in the workshop to get constructive feedback. We will also talk about revision and read some contemporary poems for inspiration. Students will create a portfolio of poems.

Dates: July 24-28, 2023

Location: Zoom

Hours: 1:15-2:15 p.m.

Tuition: $150 for Prince William County residents

Tuition payments should be made through Student Quick Pay.

Questions? Please contact Ryan Holt at holtrm@pwcs.edu.

Math Enrichment Camps

Mathematics Mindscape: Grades K-1

Current Grade Level(s): K-1

Description: The Math Mindscape program is a one-week enrichment opportunity designed to inspire students' math mindsets and build a positive math community. This weeklong camp will provide opportunities for students to develop problem-solving skills, engage with mathematics, and deepen their mathematical understanding. Through hands-on tasks and games, students will explore a variety of math topics.

Dates and Location:

July 17 - July 21, 2023
King Elementary School

or

July 24-28, 2023
Bennett Elementary School

Hours: 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Tuition: $150 for Prince William County residents

Tuition payments should be made through Student Quick Pay.

Transportation: Transportation service is provided. Bus stops for summer school may be different from the regular school year bus stops. No special bus stops will be established for individual students.

Summer school bus stop locations communicated the week before the start of summer school. Please see the Summer Program Transportation webpage.

Questions? Please contact Asmahan Jackson at jacksoax@pwcs.edu.

Mathematics Mindscape: Grades 2-3

Current Grade Level(s): 2-3

Description: The Math Mindscape program is a one-week enrichment opportunity designed to inspire students' math mindsets and build a positive math community. This weeklong camp will provide opportunities for students to develop problem-solving skills, engage with mathematics, and deepen their mathematical understanding. Through hands-on tasks and games, students will explore a variety of math topics.

Dates and Locations:

July 17-21, 2023
King Elementary School

or

July 24-28, 2023
Bennett Elementary School

Hours: 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Tuition: $150 for Prince William County residents

Tuition payments should be made through Student Quick Pay.

Transportation: Transportation service is provided. Bus stops for summer school may be different from the regular school year bus stops. No special bus stops will be established for individual students.

Summer school bus stop locations communicated the week before the start of summer school. Please see the Summer Program Transportation webpage.

Questions? Please contact Asmahan Jackson at jacksoax@pwcs.edu.

Mathematics Mindscape: Grades 4-5

Current Grade Level(s): 4-5

Description: The Math Mindscape program is a one-week enrichment opportunity designed to inspire students' math mindsets and build a positive math community. This weeklong camp will provide opportunities for students to develop problem-solving skills, engage with mathematics, and deepen their mathematical understanding. Through hands-on tasks and games, students will explore a variety of math topics.

Dates and Locations:

July 17-21, 2023
King Elementary School

or

July 24-28, 2023
Bennett Elementary School

Hours: 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Tuition: $150 for Prince William County residents

Tuition payments should be made through Student Quick Pay.

Transportation: Transportation service is provided. Bus stops for summer school may be different from the regular school year bus stops. No special bus stops will be established for individual students.

Summer school bus stop locations communicated the week before the start of summer school. Please see the Summer Program Transportation webpage.

Questions? Please contact Asmahan Jackson at jacksoax@pwcs.edu.

Mathematics Mindscape: Grades 6-8

Current Grade Level(s): 6-8

Description: The Math Mindscape program is a one-week enrichment opportunity designed to inspire students' math mindsets and build a positive math community. This weeklong camp will provide opportunities for students to develop problem-solving skills, engage with mathematics, and deepen their mathematical understanding. Through hands-on tasks and games, students will explore a variety of math topics.

Dates and Locations:

July 17-21, 2023
Fred Lynn Middle School

or

July 24-28, 2023
Unity Braxton Middle School

Hours: 7:45-11:30 a.m.

Tuition: $150 for Prince William County residents

Tuition payments should be made through Student Quick Pay.

Transportation: Transportation service is provided. Bus stops for summer school may be different from the regular school year bus stops. No special bus stops will be established for individual students.

Summer school bus stop locations communicated the week before the start of summer school. Please see the Summer Program Transportation webpage.

Questions? Please contact Shelly Pine at pinesb@pwcs.edu.

Mathematics Mindscape Algebra: Grades 7-11

Current Grade Level(s): 7-11

Description: The Math Mindscape program is a one-week enrichment opportunity designed to inspire students' math mindsets and build a positive math community. This weeklong camp will provide opportunities for students to develop problem-solving skills, engage with mathematics, and deepen their mathematical understanding. Through hands-on tasks and games, students will explore a variety of math topics.

Dates and Locations:

July 17-21, 2023
Fred Lynn Middle School

or

July 24-28, 2023
Unity Braxton Middle School

Hours: 7:45-11:30 a.m.

Tuition: $150 for Prince William County residents

Tuition payments should be made through Student Quick Pay.

Transportation: Transportation service is provided. Bus stops for summer school may be different from the regular school year bus stops. No special bus stops will be established for individual students.

Summer school bus stop locations communicated the week before the start of summer school. Please see the Summer Program Transportation webpage.

Questions? Please contact Shelly Pine at pinesb@pwcs.edu.

Mathematics Mindscape Geometry: Grades 7-11

Current Grade Level(s): 7-11

Description: The Math Mindscape program is a one-week enrichment opportunity designed to inspire students' math mindsets and build a positive math community. This weeklong camp will provide opportunities for students to develop problem-solving skills, engage with mathematics, and deepen their mathematical understanding. Through hands-on tasks and games, students will explore a variety of math topics.

Dates and Locations:

July 17 - July 21, 2023
Fred Lynn Middle School

or

July 24-28, 2023
Unity Braxton Middle School

Hours: 7:45-11:30 a.m.

Tuition: $150 for Prince William County residents

Tuition payments should be made through Student Quick Pay.

Transportation: Transportation service is provided. Bus stops for summer school may be different from the regular school year bus stops. No special bus stops will be established for individual students.

Summer school bus stop locations communicated the week before the start of summer school. Please see the Summer Program Transportation webpage.

Questions? Please contact Shelly Pine at pinesb@pwcs.edu.

Mathematics Mindscape Data Science: Grades 9-11

Current Grade Level(s): 9-11

Description: The Math Mindscape program is a one-week enrichment opportunity designed to inspire students' math mindsets and build a positive math community. This weeklong camp will provide opportunities for students to develop problem-solving skills, engage with mathematics, and deepen their mathematical understanding. Through hands-on tasks and games, students will explore a variety of math topics.

Dates and Locations:

July 17 - July 21, 2023
Potomac High School

or

July 24-28, 2023
Unity Reed High School

Hours: 7:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.

Tuition: $150 for Prince William County residents

Tuition payments should be made through Student Quick Pay.

Transportation: Transportation service is provided. Bus stops for summer school may be different from the regular school year bus stops. No special bus stops will be established for individual students.

Summer school bus stop locations communicated the week before the start of summer school. Please see the Summer Program Transportation webpage.

Questions? Please contact Shelly Pine at pinesb@pwcs.edu.

Science Enrichment Camps

Let the Games Begin: Lego Robotics Summer Camp: Grades 6-7

Current Grade Level(s): 6-7

Description: This week long, half-day robotics program designed for 6th and 7th grade students, will provide students with STEM focused hands-on activities that promote 21st-century skills as well as design engineering and computer science. Each day, students will participate in team building activities and receive a team briefing for daily challenges aligned to standards. The daily challenges will help students develop the skills and knowledge to complete the culminating project of designing a solution for a problem.

Dates and Location:

July 24-28, 2023
Fred Lynn Middle School

Hours: 7:45-11:30 a.m.

Tuition: $150 for Prince William County residents

Tuition payments should be made through Student Quick Pay.

Transportation: Transportation service is provided. Bus stops for summer school may be different from the regular school year bus stops. No special bus stops will be established for individual students.

Summer school bus stop locations communicated the week before the start of summer school. Please see the Summer Program Transportation webpage.

Questions? Please contact Kirsten White at whiteke@pwcs.edu.

Moving to the Victory Line: Lego STEM Focus: Grades 6-7

Current Grade Level(s): 6-7

Description: This one-week, half-day science enrichment camp is designed for 6th and 7th-grade students and will provide students with STEM-focused hands-on activities that promote 21st-century skills, social and emotional learning, and review math, language arts, and science. Each day, students will participate in team-building activities. Daily challenges will help students develop the skills and knowledge that will be used to complete the culminating project that utilizes lego robots and the concepts of force and motion.

Dates and Location:

July 17-21, 2023
Fred Lynn Middle School

Hours: 7:45-11:30 a.m.

Tuition: $150 for Prince William County residents

Tuition payments should be made through Student Quick Pay.

Transportation: Transportation service is provided. Bus stops for summer school may be different from the regular school year bus stops. No special bus stops will be established for individual students.

Summer school bus stop locations communicated the week before the start of summer school. Please see the Summer Program Transportation webpage.

Questions? Please contact Kirsten White at whiteke@pwcs.edu.

Science and Criminal Justice: Grades 6-8

Current Grade Level(s): 6-8

Description: This one-week, half-day science enrichment program for middle students interested connecting science to the world of criminal justice. The program will explore the worlds of Forensic Toxicology, Forensic Anthropology, Fingerprints and Impressions, and Blood Spatter. Students will utilize laboratory investigations and "case study" learning approaches for a fun and informative look at the world of Forensic Science.

Dates and Location:

July 24-28, 2023
Gainesville Middle School

Hours: 7:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Tuition: $150 for Prince William County residents

Tuition payments should be made through Student Quick Pay.

Transportation: Transportation service is provided. Bus stops for summer school may be different from the regular school year bus stops. No special bus stops will be established for individual students.

Summer school bus stop locations communicated the week before the start of summer school. Please see the Summer Program Transportation webpage.

Questions? Please contact Kirsten White at whiteke@pwcs.edu.

Science for Makerspaces: Grades 6-8

Current Grade Level(s): 6-8

Description: Join this week-long science enrichment class and participate in engineering design challenges for students to engage with emerging technologies through hands-on learning. Inspired by Smithsonian Science for the Classroom, these activities bridge formal science education and the makerspace movement with technologies within the context of science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM) by asking them to make something new. Hey kids, you will observe, make, design and test solutions to science problems!

Dates and Locations:

July 17-21, 2023
Gainesville Middle School

or

July 24-28, 2023
Gainesville Middle School

Hours: 7:45-11:30 a.m.

Tuition: $150 for Prince William County residents

Tuition payments should be made through Student Quick Pay.

Transportation: Transportation service is provided. Bus stops for summer school may be different from the regular school year bus stops. No special bus stops will be established for individual students.

Summer school bus stop locations communicated the week before the start of summer school. Please see the Summer Program Transportation webpage.

Questions? Please contact Julia Renberg at renbergj@pwcs.edu.

Human and Comparative Anatomy Studies Camp: Grades 10-11

Current Grade Level(s): 10-11

Description: This one-week 1/2-day program is designed for high school students interested in gaining in-depth understanding and working knowledge of human body structure and function. This program is an ideal foundation for students who may be considering career opportunities in health and medical fields. Students will explore human body systems through modeling activities, investigations, and computer simulations. Participation in comparative anatomy explorations through a variety of animal dissections will enable students to make connections between human body structures and those of other animals. Students will apply dissection techniques to an in-depth fetal pig dissection using the protocol for a human autopsy. This course will provide an in-depth look at the biology of form and function and how vertebrate organisms evolved as compared to one another.

Dates and Locations:

July 17-21, 2023
Unity Reed High School

or

July 24-28, 2023
Unity Reed High School

or

July 17-21, 2023
Potomac High School

or

July 24-28, 2023
Potomac High School

Hours: 7:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.

Tuition: $150 for Prince William County residents

Tuition payments should be made through Student Quick Pay.

Transportation: Transportation service is provided. Bus stops for summer school may be different from the regular school year bus stops. No special bus stops will be established for individual students.

Summer school bus stop locations communicated the week before the start of summer school. Please see the Summer Program Transportation webpage.

Questions? Please contact Julia Renberg at renbergj@pwcs.edu.

Student Success Academy Camp

Student Success Academy: Grades 5-8

Current Grade Level(s): 5-8

Description: The Middle School Student Success Academy is available for current 2022-23 students in grades 5-8. This one-week program focuses on organization, time management, study skills, learning styles and executive functioning, note taking, and middle school transitions. This program is taught by a Professional School Counselor or School Social Worker.

Dates and Location:

July 24-28, 2023
Beville Middle School

Hours: 7:45-11:30 a.m.

Tuition: $150 for Prince William County residents

Tuition payments should be made through Student Quick Pay.

Transportation: Transportation service is provided. Bus stops for summer school may be different from the regular school year bus stops. No special bus stops will be established for individual students.

Summer school bus stop locations communicated the week before the start of summer school. Please see the Summer Program Transportation webpage.

Questions? Please contact Mandy Livings at livingar@pwcs.edu.

Student Success Academy: Grades 9-11

Current Grade Level(s): 9-11

Description: The High School Student Success Academy is available for current 2022-23 students in grades 9-11. This one-week program focuses on organization, time management, study skills, learning styles and executive functioning, and note taking. This program is taught by a Professional School Counselor or School Social Worker.

Dates and Locations:

July 17-21, 2023
Potomac High School

or

July 24-28, 2023
Potomac High School

Hours: 7:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.

Tuition: $150 for Prince William County residents

Tuition payments should be made through Student Quick Pay.

Transportation: Transportation service is provided. Bus stops for summer school may be different from the regular school year bus stops. No special bus stops will be established for individual students.

Summer school bus stop locations communicated the week before the start of summer school. Please see the Summer Program Transportation webpage.

Questions? Please contact Laura Gast at gastlj@pwcs.edu.

Additional Summer Opportunities

Prince William County Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Summer Camp

For additional summer programs, please view the Prince William County Parks, Recreation and Tourism Summer Camp Leisure Guide

Prince William County Parks, Recreation and Tourism Summer Camp Leisure Guide

 Registration opens April 11, 2023.