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Summer School

Summer Programming

Summer programming will be held at Townline and the School of Dual Language Monday-Thursday for four weeks. The program dates will be confirmed at a later date. Hawthorn hosts three programs: Extended School Year, Summer Scholars and Hawthorn Enrichment Institute. Hawthorn Enrichment is available to all students at Hawthorn and requires registration and fee payment.  Extended School Year and Summer Scholars programs are invitation only programs offered to students who qualify.

Extended School Year 

Extended School Year (ESY) is an extension of the regular school year for students with documented needs on an Individualized Education Plan. A student qualify for Extended School Year when they demonstrates more significant regression in skills and a lengthier recoupment time than their peers over breaks in the school calendar. In extending the school year for these students, we minimize the regression and recoupment times, providing more equitable access to a free and appropriate public education (FAPE). Student hours for Lincoln are 8:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Elementary and Middle School hours are from 8:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Transportation is provided for all Extended School Year students. 

Summer Scholars

Summer Scholars has been designed to ensure student academic readiness and success for the fall. Students are invited to Summer Scholars based on their academic performance using multiple data points which show a student's need for a continuation of learning in the summer. Students will engage in literacy and math activities, while developing social-emotional skills. Student hours are from 8:00 a.m. -11:30 a.m. and transportation is provided. 

Hawthorn Enrichment Institute

Hawthorn Enrichment Institute (HEI) fosters a student’s love for learning by providing fun and enriching summer learning experiences. Student hours are from  8:00 a.m.-11:55 a.m. Parents/guardians must provide transportation.

Information regarding Summer 2022:

Extended School Year and Summer Scholars invitations will be sent to families beginning in March 2022. Summer Scholars acceptance will close on May 20th, 2022. Information regarding transportation, class placements, etc will go home to families by Tuesday, May 31st, 2022 via the PowerSchool Portal and School Messenger. 

The Hawthorn Enrichment Institute course catalogs will be posted to the summer webpage by May 1st, 2022.

If you have any questions regarding summer programming, please contact us!

Lauren Boardman

Coordinator of Teaching & Learning

HEI District Leader


Jackie Schwartz

Coordinator of Student Services

ESY & Summer Scholars District Leader


Debbie Dubin 

Coordinator of Student Services

ESY & Summer Scholars District Leader