As a continuation of the exciting learning during the school year, our educational summer programs are poised to provide hands-on and minds-on activities that will shape our students' intrinsic motivation to learn and excel. These enriching and fun experiences will focus on our students’ development of social responsibility, intellectual curiosity, self-esteem, and the discovery of new passions.
EC Academic Learning Labs is for children entering Early Childhood in fall 2021.
Get ready for a summer full of adventure! Through our Early Childhood Summer Learning Labs, children will enjoy theme-based sessions that build social-emotional, communication, fine-motor, and gross-motor skills. Each session will promote children’s independence, self-confidence, and a love of learning. Children will experiment with science, engage in the creative arts, and persevere through design thinking. Explore and create with us through a collaborative and experiential summer program!
K-4 Summer Academic Learning Labs is for children entering kindergarten, first, second, third, and fourth grades in fall 2021.
Students will enjoy academic enrichment and project-based learning activities across a broad spectrum of topics, as well as apply the learning skills taught in our regular core subjects. Their curiosity will be inspired by opportunities that require critical thinking and collaboration. Each session, students will engage in a 2-week STEAM challenge that will help build skills in math, literacy, and communication.
What is STEAM?
STEAM is an approach to learning that uses Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Mathematics as a guiding post for student learning, inquiry, communication, and design thinking.
STEAM is a way to integrate the different subjects of education and life to create a learning model for our students that is engaging, collaborative, customizable, and thought-provoking.
COVID-19 Symptoms: If your child has any one of the following COVID-19-related symptoms, please do not bring them to school. If your child comes to school with one or more symptoms, they will be sent home with instructions to visit your family physician or pediatrician to be tested for COVID-19. Your child cannot return to school without documentation of a negative test result unless:
SNHD Update: If your child has a preexisting condition that is documented with the school nurse or has a confirmed condition other than COVID-19, a note from your family physician or pediatrician listing the specific diagnosis and symptoms will be accepted.
To reiterate: The options to return to school if your child shows one or more COVID-19-related symptoms are a negative test or documentation from a physician of a confirmed non-COVID alternative diagnosis or condition.
Negative test result: If your child receives a negative test, they may only return to school once they are fever-and symptom-free without the use of medication for 24 hours, and if they have not had exposure to someone with COVID-19 during that time.
Masking symptoms: Please do not attempt to mask your child’s symptoms with fever-reducing medications. If your child has a fever, keep them home, see your pediatrician, and get tested for COVID-19.
TBD. Dawson is currently assessing the need for after-care during our Summer Programs. Potential after-care would run from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. daily and cost $75 per week (or $150 per two-week session per student).
To express interest and/or need for after-care during the Summer Programs, please fill out this form.
Electronic devices should be left at home. Cell phones are welcome but should remain in the student's backpack during Summer Program hours and lunch. Dawson is not responsible for lost, stolen, or broken devices.
All faculty, staff, and K-8 students must wear a cloth or medical-grade face covering that completely covers the nose and mouth at all times while on campus. Students will not wear face coverings while eating or drinking or during distanced Sports Academy physical activities.
Students should have an extra mask or face covering available to replace one that is soiled or misplaced during the day.
The Alexander Dawson School at Rainbow Mountain, an independent school located on 33-acres in the community of Summerlin, is Nevada’s first Stanford University Challenge Success partner school for students in early childhood through grade eight. Utilizing the unique Challenge Success framework, Dawson uses research-based strategies and programs that emphasize student academics, wellbeing, and a healthy school-life balance to create more engaged, motivated, and resilient learners and leaders. At Dawson, students achieve their individual potential while savoring life and meeting the challenges of the world.