June is a time of transition. High school seniors say farewell to all that’s familiar and prepare for new experiences in college, vocational school, or as a member of the workforce. Many eighth graders become Ukiah High Wildcats, and sixth graders gear up for middle school.
For some, summer can be a time to catch up on academics. Although the regular school year will end June 6, Ukiah Unified School District (UUSD) offers several summer programs to help students maintain and improve their academic skills, so they’re ready to go when school begins again on August 19.
The following Summer School programs begin June 12 and end July 10, with transportation and meals provided for all participating students.
Elementary Students - Location: Yokayo Elementary School (8:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.)
For students currently enrolled in Kindergarten through fifth grade, we offer a program focused on having fun while engaging in reading, writing, math, and enrichment activities.
Middle School Students - Location: Ukiah High School (8:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon)
For students currently enrolled in sixth and seventh grade, we offer a program focused on improving core academic skills as well as interesting enrichment activities.
High School Students - Location: Ukiah High School (8:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon)
For students entering high school as well as those currently enrolled in high school, we offer a program focused on in-classroom and online credit recovery in English, math and other subjects.
Special Education Students - Location: Ukiah High School (8:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon)
For special education students, we provide a program focused on both academic and social skills.
Summer Enrichment Programs
Incoming Ninth Grade Students at Ukiah High School (8:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon)
The Summer Bridge program is for incoming ninth-grade students who did not excel academically in middle school. The program teaches students how to be successful at the high school level, including skills for academic success and information about how to access various programs and resources at Ukiah High School. It also includes career counseling and information about how to integrate career interests into high school planning. Students receive high school credit that can be used towards graduation requirements.
Incoming College-Bound Freshmen at Ukiah High School (8:10 a.m. – 12:10 p.m.)
From July 29 - August 9, we offer a two-week Summer Academy that introduces 150 incoming, college-bound freshmen to life at Ukiah High. It teaches them about college entrance requirements, familiarizes them with hands-on and Career Technical Education, and takes students on field trips to several colleges.
Incoming Ninth-Twelfth Grade Migrant Education Students at Mendocino College
Adelante is a program where students can receive both high school and college credit for the courses they successfully complete. From 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. June 10 through July 18, students can earn up to 10 credits. MTA bus passes and meals are provided for all students. The long-standing program is intended to help students move adelante (forward) with their academic progress. Interested students should contact their high school counselor or call 707-472-5809.
In addition to education, we’re also providing free meals to students this summer. Our Seamless Summer Food Program is open to any child 18 years of age or younger regardless of income, whether they attend summer school or not. UUSD will provide breakfast and lunch Monday through Friday as indicated below. Breakfast will be served at approximately 7:45 a.m., and lunch will be served at approximately 11:45 a.m.
Ukiah High School
1000 Low Gap Rd.
June 12 – July 10
Grace Hudson Elementary School
251 Jefferson Lane
June 11 – July 26
Yokayo Elementary School
790 S. Dora Ave
June 12 – July 10
Todd Grove Park (Lunch only)
Corner of Walnut & Live Oak
June 11 – July 26
There will be no food service on July 4. If you have any questions, you can always call the UUSD Food Service Office at 707-472-5789.
If summer school isn’t right for your student, consider some of the other fun activities around town: City of Ukiah Summer Safari day camp, Boys and Girls Club, Kidovation Zone, and more.