Catapult Missouri Summer Journey

Catapult Missouri Summer Journey
Posted on 04/06/2021
Summer School Graphic

Face to Face Summer School

This summer, our school district will offer all K-8 students, free of charge, a fun, exciting, and academic approach to learning called Summer Journey. Make no mistake about it. Not only will our summer program be FUN for kids, it will also provide an opportunity for students to experience over 60 hours of academics during the summer months. This academic time will give students the chance to review and apply previously learned skills and knowledge as well as prepare for the school year ahead. Summer Journey’s extraordinary educational goals are comprised of academic courses with hands-on instruction centered in reading, language arts, math, and social studies or science. Other fields of study are also available. 

While the academic courses will be relaxed in format—no homework or tests for grades—Summer Journey will also offer courses for hands-on exploration and discovery. Summer Journey courses may include a rocket class, where students learn the basic principles of flight as they construct and fly real rockets, or a cooking course, where they learn basic cooking techniques. Other courses that may be offered include Simple Machines Camp, designed to introduce students to elements of engineering, and Lifetime Sports, designed to develop the body and encourage a lifetime of fitness. These are only a sample of the courses that may be offered. 

If you are the parent of a child who will be entering Kindergarten in fall 2021, I strongly encourage you to consider enrolling your child in Summer Journey. We have noticed that when these young students meet their teachers, fellow students, and our staff during the summer, they are eager to return in the fall and find that “first day of school” experience to be a positive one.

Finally, Summer Journey offers an enticing incentive program for students. Students will be eligible to receive daily rewards if they come to school, exhibit a positive attitude and behavior, and work to improve their achievement. At the end of the program, some lucky students will also win Grand Prizes, which will be awarded on the final day. And, as in past years, all of our students who demonstrate outstanding attendance will be rewarded with Attendance Recognition gift cards, ranging from $50 for “near perfect” attendance to $100 for “perfect attendance.”

Who should attend Summer Journey? Everyone. Simply put, it’s good for kids. Look at the information enclosed. You’ll be glad you did!

Course Offerings
Frequently Asked Questions
Student Incentives
Enrollment Form (Print & Return to School)


Virtual Summer School

In addition to our in-person program, we are thrilled to offer a virtual option for this year’s Summer Journey program! Delivered in both synchronous and asynchronous formats, this Virtual Summer Journey will run at the same time as our in-person Summer Journey program.

Virtual students are also eligible for the attendance incentives. 

Virtual Summer School Flyer

Physical materials will be mailed to home addresses. Enrollment for Virtual Summer School ended on April 26th. 


High School Extended Learning and Credit Recovery

Summer school at the high school level will take place virtually. 

SJSD HS Summer School Information (those who attended SJSD this year)

SJSD HS Summer School Information (those students who attended another public or private school district in St. Joseph or the surrounding area)

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