Promising Scholars

Welcome to Promising Scholars

Promising Scholars Summer Program

& Credit Recovery


The new Promising Scholars summer program offers students a fun, free, and academically enriching experience this summer.  Students also can register to do Credit Recovery this summer.

Each summer camp will offer a mix of classroom learning; science, technology, and art activities; physical activity, and other fun experiences, with a full-day schedule for rising kindergarteners through 8th-graders and a half-day for rising 9th- through 12th-graders. 

Students playingAlthough academic work will not be graded, students will have an opportunity to get caught up academically before the 2021-22 school year begins. High school students will have some credit recovery options as well as college and career readiness opportunities, while the half-day schedule for their sessions will still allow time for summer jobs.

Registration Deadlines

  • June 11: Registration deadline for Credit Recovery
  • Registration for Promising Scholars is now closed.

Promising Scholars Details

  • Program begins Monday, June 7, and ends Friday, July 2.
  • Families are able to select a preference for school location, based on availability, though transportation will only be offered for those who attend a summer camp at the school assigned by the district.  
  • For English Learner families: Download a Frequently Asked Questions document

Masks Protocol 

Beginning Monday, June 14, masks will be worn only in certain instances. The protocol for students and staff:

  • All students participating in Promising Scholars are encouraged to wear face masks throughout the day.
  • Masks are required when students are riding the bus, transitioning between locations in hallways and other common areas, and in group situations when social distancing is not possible. Masks are not required at any other time.
  • Masks are required for staff members when transitioning with students between locations in hallways and other common areas and in group situations when social distancing is not possible.
  • Masks are encouraged for staff members at all other times, but not required.
  • All prior medical or other exemptions to the MNPS mask policy will continue.
  • Masks are strongly encouraged for those with underlying health conditions

The recommendations are based on balancing the declining rate of COVID-19 transmission in our community, the student-teacher ratio for Promising Scholars, and current CDC guidance. This protocol is subject to change based upon new information and guidance.


Bus stops and routes information can be found on Find My Bus Stop, but it requires the extra step of clicking through to the Advanced Search option on Find My Bus Stop.

Once you are on the Advanced Search option page of Find My Stop.

  • Add Grade
    • Do not add a school name
  • Select Summer School from the drop down menu.
  • Add your address
  • Click Find School Transportation Info.

If your student does not have transportation assigned by 3 p.m. Friday June 4 contact the Family Information Center at (615) 259-4636.

Credit Recovery for High School Students

Credit Recovery is available from June 7 to July 2 for students in grades 9 to 12.

Students have the option of attending in person from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. or virtually. 

If the option is virtual, TEAMS links will be sent by the end of May to all students. Each school site will have specific hours for virtual instruction.

In-person locations are: Antioch, Cane Ridge, Glencliff, Hillwood, Hunters Lane, Maplewood, McGavock, Overton, Pearl-Cohn, Stratford and Whites Creek high schools.

  • Transportation is provided for students who applied by May 7
  • Breakfast and lunch is provided.
Registration Deadline

Sign up for Credit Recovery by June 11.


Details & Frequently Asked Questions


Orientation Videos

Families can watch Promising Scholars orientation videos in English, Spanish and Kurdish and download and read Promising Scholars program information in Nepali, Burmese, Kurdish and English. 

Promising Scholars Orientation
Promising Scholars Orientation - Spanish
Promising Scholars Orientation - Kurdish

Before & Aftercare 

Before and aftercare is available at Promising Scholars locations.


Summer Learning at Home - Resources for all Students