JUMPSTART

Purpose: The JUMPSTART summer enrichment program is for rising sixth through twelfth grade students and offers a comprehensive approach to education. The experience aims to support students academically, socially, and emotionally while providing opportunities for growth, exploration, and preparation for future endeavors. In this program, students select to participate in three courses which provide them with opportunities to strengthen essential skills such as critical thinking, problem-solving, communication, and collaboration. Students may discover new talents and strengths which can guide them into making informed decisions about their future academic and career paths. The JUMPSTART program brings together students from across the district and diverse backgrounds, providing opportunities for cultural exchange and exposure to different viewpoints. This can help to foster understanding, empathy, and collaboration among students. Come join our program so we can learn and grow together!

Program Dates
June 3rd – June 14th, Monday-Thursday

Parent Informational Meeting
April 23, 2024, from 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Click on the bitly link to join the meeting.
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Locations
Liberty Middle School, 5225 Salem Rod, Covington, Georgia 30016 (rising 6th-8th)
Newton College and Career Academy Stem Building, 144 Ram Drive, Covington, Georgia 30014 (rising 9th-12th)

Daily Schedule:
Breakfast 8:15 am - 8:55 am         
1st period 9:00 am - 10:10 am      
2nd period 10:15 am - 12:30 pm     
Lunch 11:30 am - 12:25 pm
3rd period 12:35 pm - 1:50 pm         
Dismissal 1:50 pm

Transportation Options
If a student needs bus transportation, the parent may choose from three satellite bus stops for daily drop off and pick up when completing the registration form. The same drop off and pick up location is used for the duration of the program. Locations include the Bus Depot at the Corner near Live Oak Elementary, the bus ramp at Oak Hill Elementary School and the bus ramp at Indian Creek Middle School. The program site coordinator will email you the pickup and drop off times for your satellite bus stop one week prior to the program start date.

Additional Information
Free breakfast and lunch are available to students. Students receive a free program shirt and participate in fun, engaging and hands-on activities.

Course Selection
You will receive an email from the site coordinator to sign your child up for three courses once your registration form has been submitted and accepted. You will need to review and choose from the course offerings.

Program Registration
Registration is April 24th through May 8th.
Follow the steps below to register your child(ren) for the middle and/or high school programs.

Step 1 - Complete a separate registration form for each child. 

  • Before registering, check and make sure the program dates do not conflict with other summer events for your child.
  • You will be required to provide personal and medical information on your child. Make sure you have access to medical insurance, and medical information before you begin to complete this form. You will not be able to pause the form and return to the form later.

    Sections to complete:
    Participant's Information
    Medical Information
    Computer Resource Usage: Parent Agreement of Acceptable Use
    Publicity Release for Publication of Student Work, Photographs
    Transportation Options
    Breakfast and Lunch Options

Step 2 - Complete a separate course sign up for each child on SignUp Genius.

  • Once your registration information has been received, and within 24 hours, you will receive an email from your program coordinator containing a SignUp Genius link to sign your child up for three courses.
  • You will need to complete a separate course sign-up on SignUp Genius for each child.
  • The courses are first come, first serve.
  • If a course registration is low, you may be contacted to enroll in another course.
  • If there is a waiting list to attend the program, you will receive this information in an email from the site coordinator.

Contact
If you have questions, please feel free to contact Dr. Teresa Broadwater, Secondary Curriculum & Instruction Specialist and Program Director, at [email protected] or 770-787-1330 x1220.