Monarch Extended School Year is available to current Monarch School students ages five to 22, to help maintain the consistency of the school year. Students meet three days a week for five weeks, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The small student to staff ratio is similar to that of the school year, as are the daily schedule and the use of technology including iPads, computers, SmartBoards, VizZle, and more.
Students engage in academic lessons, speech/language therapy, and summer leisure skills including swimming, water play, sports, Xbox Kinect, the playground, art, and music. Students work on fewer goals during ESY, enabling them to focus on the ones for which they experienced the most regression during winter and spring breaks. Data is collected on students' goals, and daily communication notes and end-of-ESY progress notes are distributed to families.