School’s Out, But Education Continues With Summer Learning

The School District of Palm Beach County’s Summer Learning Inspirations program gives K-12 students the opportunity to engage in fun reading and learning during the summer, helping to prepare them for school in the fall. It also helps them maintain the progress they made during the school year.

The Summer Learning web site for students and families — — contains hundreds of activities and resources available in all subject areas, including suggested book lists and locations to discover in Palm Beach County.

A dedicated Parent Resource Page contains a section on why summer learning is important, articles, videos, tips for learning and online courses.

Additionally, students are encouraged to participate in the Summer Literacy Adventure Pledge sponsored by the Florida Department of Education. Students can sign up and make a pledge for the number of books they intend to read during the summer.

The state will recognize the top 10 schools with the highest percentage, and those schools will receive a visit from the First Lady of Florida, Ann Scott.

Visit the district’s Summer Learning web site for more information on all the exciting literacy initiatives. A link to the resources is also available on the district’s web site.

The School District of Palm Beach County is the 11th largest in the nation and the fifth-largest in the State of Florida with 185 schools serving more than 183,000 students who speak 150 languages and dialects.

As the largest employer in Palm Beach County, the school district has nearly 21,000 employees, including more than 12,000 teachers. To learn more about the School District of Palm Beach County, visit