Traditional Summer School

  • Students who need additional support in approaching benchmarks for reading proficiency will take part in the traditional summer school program. Data from interventions and assessments given throughout the school year will help identify students that would benefit the most from the program. District 2 teachers teach the summer program. They focus on fluency, phonics and comprehension to help students become proficient readers at their grade level. Students will also take part in a writer’s workshop to develop their skills as authors. Students learn essential skills in math, as well, to support their success to the next grade level.

    Students must show regular attendance (no more than three absences) and successfully complete their summer work to be considered for promotion.

    Other students may be invited to attend the program as space allows.

    2019 Traditional Summer School

    • Dates: June 11-28
    • Hours: 8 a.m.-1 p.m.
    • Cost: $175 ($25 for students with IEPs)
    • Grades: K-7
    • Locations: Tioga School, 212 W. Memorial Road, Bensenville
    • Meals: Free breakfast and lunch are available for all students.
    • Transportation: Available for all students if needed.  

    * -- If a student is recommended for summer school, the student needs to attend summer school instead of STEM or JumpStart.

    For more information, contact Valerie DiFresco, Summer School Principal, at 630-766-5940, ext. 1123 or

    To Pay Summer School Fees

    You can pay summer school fees online at the BSD2 Web Store, which accepts Discover, Mastercard, or Visa. RevTrak, a national credit card payment processor, provides you the simple security and convenience of making online payments for your summer school registration. You will need your Student ID number to set up an account.

    Click here to visit the BSD2 Web Store. 

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Summer Enrichment Programs

  • Registration forms -- including dates, times, and other details that are still being finalized -- will be available Monday, April 1, in schools’ front offices, and must be submitted -- along with a $25 non-refundable registration fee--by Friday, April 26. Space in each program is limited, and seats will go fast!

    For more information, contact Valerie DiFresco, Summer School Principal, at 630-766-5940, ext. 1123 or

    STEM Camps

    Explore! Build! Create! Students in Grades 2-7 can develop their creative problem-solving skills through a variety of different one-week camps filled with fun, hands-on activities designed to spark students’ interest in science, technology, engineering, and math.

    2019 STEM Camp 1

    • Dates: June 10-14 
    • Hours: 8-10:30 a.m. or 10:30 a.m.-1p.m. 
    • Costs: $25
    • Grades: 2-4
    • Location: Blackhawk Middle School, 250 S. Church Road, Bensenville 

    2019 STEM Camp 2

    • Dates: June 17-21 
    • Hours: 8-10:30 a.m. or 10:30 a.m.-1p.m. 
    • Costs: $25
    • Grades: 5-7
    • Location: Blackhawk Middle School, 250 S. Church Road, Bensenville 


    Incoming sixth graders can meet teachers, make new friends, and learn about Blackhawk through this fun and informative program. Jumpstart will help them transition from elementary to middle school by introducing them to the sixth-grade math and English/language arts curriculums, and by exposing them to new routines such as locker combinations, lunchroom procedures, and class schedules.

    • Dates: June 17-21 
    • Hours: 8 a.m.-noon  
    • Costs: $60
    • Grade: 5 
    • Location: Blackhawk Middle School, 250 S. Church Road, Bensenville