Summer Classes, Camps, and Activities

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Summer School and Summer Activities: 2019

Summer School:

Elementary School:
Admission to elementary summer school is by teacher recommendation only for current RRPS students exiting grades K-5.

High School:  

Two sessions of summer school are held each year: one session in June and one session in July.  Each session consists of 14 days - five (5) hours per day.  Student are notified by their home school in the spring what credits they are short. 

Deadlines for registration:

  • First summer session (5/28-6/14):  Friday, May 17 at 12 noon 
  • Second summer session (6/24-7/12):  Friday, June 15 at 12 noon

Summer school offers academic core courses in English Language Arts, math, science, and social studies, along with limited other course opportunities offered for credit recovery only. 

To learn more, visit the high school summer school web page.

Academics-related activities:
  • AYD Academy (for current 8th grade RRPS students entering 9th grade): The Academic Youth Development (AYD) Academy is designed to help 8th graders to navigate the transition to high school and to improve their math skills to be ready for Algebra I.

June 3-27(Monday-Friday): 8 AM – 12:15 PM

  • Native American Summer Academy: This fun-filled educational program is open to Native American students grades K-12 (must have a 506c form on file).  It includes field trips, guest speakers, team-building activities, and more!  Breakfast, lunch, and snacks are provided.

  • UNM Health Sciences Summer Health Careers Academy at UNM Health Sciences Rio Rancho campus --  EXTENDED REGISTRATION DEADLINE April 19:  

The UNM Rio Rancho campus is hosting this exciting summer program for UNM students this June!  Health Careers Academy (HCA) is an intense and rewarding four-week, non-residential engagement and enrichment program for incoming high school juniors.  The program is designed to provide exposure to a wide range of health careers through engagement.  The program also provides opportunities to earn CPR and Mental Health First Aid certifications, learn health-related skills, and gain college-success enrichment in math, writing, and other success-related skills.  The program is offered free of charge.

Free Summer Meal Program:

From May 25
th through August 9 (meals will not be served on Thursday July 4 ), children up to the age of 18 years of age will be able to obtain a free meal in Rio Rancho through the Summer Food Service Program at the following locations:


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  • Star Heights Recreation Center, 800 Polaris Boulevard
  • Rainbow Park, 301 Southern Boulevard
  • Sabana Grande Recreation Center, 4110 Sabana Grande Ave SE
  • North Hills Park, 1901 Strawberry Drive
  • Leon Grande Park, 4501 Leon Grande SE
  • Haynes Park 2005 Grande Boulevard
  • Boys and Girls Club, 4600 Sundt Rd NE


  • Star Heights Recreation Center, 800 Polaris Boulevard
  • Sabana Grande Recreation Center, 4110 Sabana Grande Ave SE
  • Haynes Park 2005 Grande Boulevard
  • Boys and Girls Club, 4600 Sundt Rd NE

Banana and bread breakfastThe available meals will follow current U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) guidelines, which include a daily serving of milk; vegetable or fruit juice; daily meat sandwich or meat alternative such as chicken nuggets· daily grains/breads or crackers; and a daily serving of either fruit or vegetables.  The Summer Food Service Program is a federally-funded program operated nationally by the USDA and administered at the state IeveI by the New Mexico Children, Youth and Families Department (CYFD).  In Rio Rancho, the program is administered by the City of Rio Rancho, contracting with Sodexo Food Services, the school meals contractor for Rio Rancho Public Schools. 

Call (505] 891-5015 for more information. 


Athletic Camps:

Sports graphicYoung people of all ages from kindergarten through high school are invited to participate in summer athletic camps conducted by our Cleveland High and Rio Rancho High coaches.  The links below will take you to each school's menu of fun summer sports opportunities!  Information on these pages is updated by the two high schools as it becomes available.