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JCPS launches online 'summer league' to keep students learning

Students who participate will be eligible to win gifts cards ranging from $100 to $500.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Jefferson County Public Schools is giving students some extra incentives to learn this summer through a virtual learning program. Students that participate in the program have a chance at winning gift cards ranging from $100 to $500.

The JCPS Summer League, which runs from June 22 through July 31, is open for students entering grades 1-12. The program is set up like a game, according to the Summer League website. Students can log onto the site, create an avatar and participate in week-long “adventures," smaller challenges and bigger projects throughout the summer. Completion of these adventures earns each student “points” and those points will be reflected through an online leaderboard.

Parents can watch a full walkthrough of the JCPS Summer League website and program here:

Students who participate in the league will have opportunities to win gift cards ranging from $100 to $500, according to a letter sent to JCPS parents. There are prizes given to students who rank in the top 20 for their grade and students who log in every week. Weekly prizes will also be given out through social media challenges. 

Some of the prizes are provided through partnerships with Evolve502, B96.5 and WDJX.

An additional program focusing on reading and science will be introduced on July 6. Younger children tend to lose progress in these particular subjects during the summer months, according to the Kentucky Department of Education. More information on this program will be available later.

According to JCPS, the summer programs have been organized by teachers and community partners. Louisville’s Cultural Pass virtual programming has also been integrated into the new website. The Summer League is free and no registration is required. Students can log onto the summer learning website using their school log-in information.

Students can enter the JCPS Summer League at this link. If you have any questions about the Summer League, you can email JCPS at jcps.summer-league@jefferson.kyschools.us.

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