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General Information

Summer Programs are divided by age to ensure students are grouped with their peers. Elementary and Secondary Enrichment Programs are for students ages 6–22 and Work Programs are for students ages 16–22. Safety is our priority so all students must be approved by our Health Center prior to placement.

About Summer Programs

Summer Programs (June–July) at TSBVI include enrichment classes for school-aged VI students from across the state.

All programs are enrichment (rather than IEP-based) and specially designed for blind or visually impaired students. We strive to provide activities that are engaging, interactive, educational, and fun!

  • Elementary Summer Enrichment (ages 6–12): This program is designed to be fun and engaging for our younger students while offering an opportunity for social interaction with peers from across the state. This one-week program is offered two times: June 11–June 16 and June 18–June 23. Students of elementary age who were formerly served in Practical Experiences in Expanded Core (PEEC) may now apply for the Elementary Summer Enrichment program.
  • Secondary Enrichment (ages 12–22): This program is for students who are enrolled in middle or high school during this school year. All students in this age range are eligible to apply. This one-week program is offered two times: June 25–June 30 and July 2–July 7.  Middle school and high school age students who were formerly served in Practical Experiences in Expanded Core (PEEC) program may now apply for the Secondary Enrichment program.
  • Summer Work Experience in Austin Texas (SWEAT) (ages 17–22): Work program for students who are learning from a curriculum that is on or close to grade level. The program is offered June 11–July 7. In order to determine learning goals for SWEAT, students may be required to participate in an online interview via Zoom.
  • Working And Living In The Community (WALIC) (ages 16–22): Work program for students using a curriculum three or more years below grade level. The program is offered June 11–July 7.

Program Dates

June 11 – July 7

June 11 – July 7

June 11–16

June 18–23

 

June 25 – June 30

July 2–7

Application Information

The Summer Programs Application opens January 9 and closes February 14 each year.

For information about the application process, contact: Nichelle White (512) 206-9332, Phoebe Williams (512) 206-9241 or stp-admissions@tsbvi.edu.

Visit the Summer Programs Application Site

  • The application period is January 9–February 14 each year.
  • Applications should be completed by the student’s Certified Teacher of Students with Visual Impairments (CTSVI). Summer programs do not require an ARD or district referral.
  • Parents are responsible for transportation to and from summer programs.
  • Parents are responsible for personal spending money for their student, the amount for each program will be listed in the acceptance letter but averages $20 per week.
  • There are no costs to the school district.
  • The Medical Dietary form is part of the online application.  If you are a parent and you wish to download the PDF version of the form, use the following links: Medical Dietary Form (English) or Medical Dietary Form (Spanish). Once you complete the form, return it to your student’s CTSVI so that they may complete the application process.
  • If you are having trouble filling out the application or logging in, please look at our new section: Short-Term Programs application help articles.

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