L-S Pioneers


April 22, 2013.

June 1, 2013.

Contact Info

Jeffrey Smecker,
Academy Coordinator
Ph: 717-464-3311
Ext. 4001

Jeff Landis,
Transportation Coordinator
Ph: 717-464-3311
Ext. 1011

The Summer Academy

The Lampeter-Strasburg School District is proud to provide students entering grades 2 – 6 the opportunity to participate in the L-S Academy once again this summer. Academy will operate during a single three week session again this year. It will be held (Monday-Thursday) from July 8 – July 25, 2013. All of our instructors have redesigned the courses and tailored them to fit a three week time frame. The courses will provide a new twist or theme each week so that it will feel like three courses in one!

Academy courses have been extended to 75 minutes to equal the same amount of time a full five day week would offer. Courses will run from 8:30a.m.-12:15 p.m. The three week session will be twelve total days of instruction. The costs have been adjusted according to the new schedule. Each three week course will be $60 each. The transportation fee for the three week period will be $30.

Additionally, we will be providing transportation to and from the L-S YMCA for any students enrolled in their Summer Camps who still want to attend Academy. The YMCA will provide a discount on camp tuition for dual enrollment.

Enrichment Classes:

Enrichment classes are designed to provide students with unique learning opportunities not available during the regular school year. A wide variety of classes are offered in two two-week sessions. Students may register for up to three classes during each session. Room numbers will be posted at the start of each session.

Support Classes:

Students may be invited to attend the Reading and Math Camps at the Academy. It is essential that students attend everyday for support classes to gain the maximum academic benefit these courses can offer. Room numbers will be posted at the start of each session.

Registration and Deadlines:

All registration forms and payment are due by June 1, 2013. Parents are encouraged to register on-line. Payment for all camp sessions can also be made on-line. If not registering by the Internet, please complete the attached registration form and submit it to the Hans Herr Office.

All families who register by May 18, 2013, will receive a discounted tuition price.

Please note that there are maximum limits per class, and that the classes will be filled on a first come, first served basis.


All rules and regulations of the Hans Herr Elementary School will be in effect during the Academy. Any suspendable offenses will terminate a student's enrollment. Tuition payments will not be refunded for a suspension.

Grade Levels:

Programs are offered for students going into grades 2-6. All grade levels are based on the grade the student will be going into in September 2015.


All classes will be held on the Lampeter-Strasburg campus, with most of them at Hans Herr. Most course locations are listed with the course descriptions. Students will also be directed to classrooms during the first day of each session.

Nonresident Students:

All Academy at L-S programs are offered to students outside the Lampeter-Strasburg School District on a space available basis.


If a course is canceled due to insufficient registration, students will receive a refund of the entire tuition for that course. If a student withdraws or is removed from a course, no refund will be given.


Bus transportation is available for all L-S students at 8:30 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. daily at a fee of $30 per session. If your child is attending the full session, busing is available both ways. If your child is not attending the entire session, then only busing to the Academy at 8:30 a.m. or home from the Academy at 12:15 p.m. is available. Please request busing only if you plan to use it. A $30 fee for transportation will be assessed regardless if transportation is used one-way or roundtrip.

Scheduling stops for students who then do not use the bus results in longer bus rides for all students. In addition, transportation cannot be guaranteed for late registrations (After June 1, 2013). Please indicate on the registration form if you will need bus transportation. If you have questions about transportation, call Jeff Landis, Transportation Coordinator, at 464-3311 Ext. 1011. Bus schedules for both Academy Sessions will be mailed by the end of June.

For more information on the Academy, contact Jeffrey Smecker at (717) 464-3311 ext. 4001.