Summer Program
(A collaboration between Parkway School District and Maryville University)

Registration 2012 -- Click Here

Health -- Click Here

Summer Academy County Bus Transportation -- Click Here

Summer School Courses 2012 -- Click Here

Grades: Entering grades 9-12

Site: South High School, 801 Hanna Road, Ballwin, MO 63021

Site Coordinator: Jim Gerker, (314)-415-5798

Program Description:
The Coalition of Essential Schools (CES), established in 1984 as a partnership between
Brown University and selected secondary schools throughout the country, is devoted to
strengthening student learning by helping schools reshape their priorities. South High and
Maryville University have collaborated to develop a program based upon some of the
Coalition’s principles:

• Personalized teaching and learning
• Student-as-worker – teacher-as-coach
• Demonstration of mastery
• Less is more – depth over coverage

Teachers strive to create an intellectually-rich environment, which emphasizes active
involvement in the learning process. The Summer Academy also provides a forum for
educators who participate to share ideas and methods for improving instruction.