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Summer Programs

Students play basketball on the playground of Sheridan Hills Elementary

We support multiple summer program options for students through Richfield Community Education, Beacons, Spartan Camp and summer school. 

Richfield Community Education

A variety of summer activities are planned for all ages: preschool, elementary, teen, family and adult. The districtwide community education catalog is delivered to all school district residents and available online for registration. Participation is open to anyone, regardless of the school they attend or where they live.

Featured youth activities include:

  • Olympic Style Swim Lessons
  • Art, Clay & Drawing Camps
  • Soccer Camps
  • Junior Spartans Basketball Camp
  • Robotics Camp
  • Preschool adventures
  • Parent and child classes
  • Youth safety programs
  • Family Field Trips
  • Youth Field Trips
  • Driver Education training
  • Early Childhood Family Education Playgroups and Classes

Registration in advance is required for all classes. Explore class options and register online at You can also print and return the registration form. Please call 612-243-3000 or email us at if you have questions about Richfield Community Education.


The Richfield Beacons program is offering a summer program in partnership with the RPS summer school program this year.  Breakfast, lunch and snacks are included. 

Programs include: Sports, Yoga, Financial Literacy, Cooking Club, STEAM activities, Literacy Fun, Games, Arts & Crafts, DIY Fun and more!

For students entering grades 1-8:

  • Programs are offered during the day and afterschool for students attending summer school. 
  • Located at Richfield STEM Elementary

For students entering grade 9 in the fall:

  • Welcome freshmen! You will attend the Beacons program during Spartan Camp.

For students entering grades 10-12:

  • Program runs during the day.
  • Located at Richfield High School

Spaces are limited! To register, download the registration form (English | Spanish) and return to your respective school sites. For more information, please contact:

Summer School

The summer school program at Richfield Public Schools is designed to engage students in science-based, experiential learning aligned to rigorous standards through fun, hands-on activities. 


  • Summer school in Richfield Public Schools is designed to help students accelerate their learning in order to be grade-level ready and for high school students to recover missing credits.
  • Students in grades K-7 who are eligible for summer school will be notified by school staff starting in April. 
  • Students in grades 9-12 who are eligible for summer school will be notified in May.
  • Students completing grade 8 and heading to Richfield High School in the fall should attend Spartan Camp instead of summer school (details below).

Elementary Students (finishing grades K-4)

  • On-site summer school will be located at Richfield STEM Elementary
  • Both academic and enrichment programming
  • Breakfast and lunch served

Middle School Students (finishing grades 5-7):

  • On-site summer school will be located at Richfield STEM Elementary
  • Fun, hands-on math, language arts and social emotional learning
  • Breakfast and lunch will be served

High School Students (finishing grades 9-12):

  • On-site summer school will be located at Richfield High School
  • Credit recovery options
  • Independent study with online courses, supported by a licensed teacher
  • Breakfast and lunch

Spartan Camp

Eligible students who will be starting at Richfield High School as freshmen this fall are invited to Spartan Camp! Spartan Camp meets at Richfield High School. Breakfast and lunch will be provided.


  • Focus on relationship building
  • Building and staff connections
  • Reading strategies and study skills
  • Students may earn .5 elective credit


  • Bus transportation is available for students enrolled in summer school.
  • Transportation information will be provided to eligible families along with summer school details.

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