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Summer reading and learning is very important for all students (PreK, elementary, middle and high) to avoid a summer slide and be proficient when they return to school in the fall.  This page is dedicated to parents to provide research on why reading and learning is important and resources to help your child during the summer.  There is also a section for online learning that you can enjoy.

  • Why is summer learning important?
  • Parent Resources and Tips for Summer Learning
  • Online Learning Tips, Safety and Courses

Why is summer learning important?

Research has shown that summer learning helps students succeed academically. By continuing to read, learn and have experiences outside the classroom, such as visiting science centers, museums and exploring the outdoors, students will reduce summer loss and be better prepared when they return to school in the fall. See the information below to learn more about the research and ways to help your children succeed.

Videos on Summer Learning

Summer Learning Gap (Video)

NBC News Brian Williams' short, visual segment on the importance of summer learning activities for children.  It discusses the challenges faced by low-income children and their families.


SEL Family Summer Activities

The SEL team has created a resource to support families with social and emotional learning throughout the summer. The resource below provides discussion prompts and activities aligned to the 5 SEL competencies.


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Children's Services Council created a free resource app for Palm Beach County families.

Summer Learning Tips & Ideas


Resources are available to help you understand the importance online safety and tips you can take to minimize risk while using the internet.

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Adult & Community Education Courses

The Adult and Community Education Department of the School District of Palm Beach County offers adult programs to enable them to earn a high school diploma and learn English. There are also fun and leisure courses offered at community schools. Click here for Adult and Community Education.

Adobe Learn

Learn about software products offered by Adobe, such as Photoshop, Illustrator, In Design and more. Click here for Adobe Learn EDx.

Khan Academy

Khan Academy is a free online training program for online training in all subject areas including test prep, economics, finance and college prep. Click Here for Khan Academy and Linkedin Learning is an online learning platform that helps anyone learn business, software, technology and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals. Click here for  Click here for Linkedin Learning.
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