Oak Ridge Youth Development School

Summer School

Enrollment is open March 1st through June 1st, 2024

The Oak Ridge Experience


  • Carline Management 
  • Digital Sign In-Out 
  • Pickup Slips & Attendance 
  • You will now be able to sign your scholar in and out of our program in the convenience of your vehicle and smartphone via the new ORYDS app. Look for 

Summer School Program

The Oak Ridge Experience

  • 7:00 – 8:00 Before School Care
  • 8:00 – 8:30 Breakfast
  • 8:30 – 9:00 Harambee
  • 9:00 –11:30 Academic Block – Manga High Math/Lexia Core 5 / Independent Reading, Integrated writing.
  • 11:30 – 12:30 Lunch and Outdoor Activities
  • 12:30 – 2:00 Integrated Health Curriculum (Swimming, Kids in the Kitchen, Physical Fitness)
  • 1:45 – 2:45 Integrated Educational Curriculum (STEM, Character Counts, Entrepreneurship, Chess)
  • 1:45 – 2:45 Emperowerment Zone (6th – 8th Grade)
  • 2:50 – 3:00 Afternoon Snack
  • 3:00 – Dismissal
  • 3:00 – 5:00 After School Care
  • 3:15 – 4:15 Tutoring (Tuesdays & Thursdays)


MangaHigh.com is a game-based learning site in which students play math games as a fun way to learn new concepts and apply knowledge.  Games cover certain learning topics and are sorted by ability and grade level.  They are designed to adapt in difficulty to the ability of the student, keeping the student in their zone of proximal development.  Mangahigh’s educational content is based on the common core.

Lexia Reading

Lexia® PowerUp Literacy® accelerates literacy gains for students in grades 6–12 who are at risk of not meeting College- and Career-Ready Standards. Proven to be up to five times as effective as the average middle school reading intervention, PowerUp enables students to make multiple years of growth in a single academic year.

Designed to respect the time and maturity of the adolescent learner, PowerUp immerses students in an age-appropriate learning experience that is tailored to their individual strengths and weaknesses. PowerUp’s adaptive instructional model maximizes student learning and provides motivational tools to minimize the time required for students to start mastering grade-level skills.


Program cost is $400 for the first scholar and $350 for all other scholars in the same household. Before and After Care fee is $200 per family. The enrollment deposit is $100 per scholar.

Fee’s: The application fee is $30 per scholar (non-refundable). The application fee will be deducted off of your scholars registration fee.

Payment Options

We have gotten rid of those long payment lines. You can now pay online!

Once you have completed your enrollment packet including all of the required state forms, and they have been approved, we will send you a special payment link (easy tithes) via email. You will be able to make your payment electronically.

That link will be your own specialized link so you can make payments anytime you choose.

You can also feel free to mail in your payments to:
Oak Ridge Youth Development School,
Attention :Fiscal Officer, 9301 Parallel Parkway,
Kansas City, KS 66112-1530.
No payments will be accepted until the enrollment packet has been received and approved.

Checks, money orders, debit, or credit cards are accepted. Checks should be made out to Oak Ridge Youth Development School (ORYDS)*


There are partial scholarships available until the funds are extinguished. Anyone wishing to apply for scholarships for their child must pay the initial $30 per scholar. For additional scholarship information please email Ms. Jackie at janderson@ormbc.org.

African American Studies

Financial Literacy

Life Skills

Integrated Health Curriculum

ORYDS developed an Integrated Health Curriculum to address nutrition, health, and wellness.  Students are provided with a healthy breakfast, lunch and snack using the MyPlate.gov menu.  We have partnered with the Providence YMCA in Kansas City, KS to provide weekly differentiated swimming lessons for our students.  “Kids in the Kitchen” is a program where students learn about nutritional foods and how to prepare healthy foods and snacks. Physical fitness activities are crucial to our bodies and overall healthy well being. ORYDS provides an array of playground activities and sports for all students to enjoy and participate.


ORYDS is excited to provide all of our scholars age 6 on up with a youth-based entrepreneur curriculum. The curriculum introduces and piques students’ interest in entrepreneurship as a career choice.  The program is interactive and experimental and will allow students to learn and practice skills to develop, design, and test new business models and concepts. Students will learn how to develop, market, and manage their own business using cross disciplinary support from the ORYDS curriculum.

Character Education and Development

This is a character education program that we use to teach the qualities of good character and ethics. We also discuss self-esteem and anti-bullying issues with the children.

01. Trustworthiness

02. Respect

03. Responsibility

04. Fairness

05. Caring

06. Citizenship

Oak Ridge Empowerment Zone

A newly designed program for students in grades 6-8 that encourages student empowerment, academic student success, entrepreneurial spirit and fosters students to participate in community service.  Students will receive strong academic support in the areas of Literacy (reading7writing) and mathematics during the morning hours and have empowerment sessions in the afternoon.  These empowerment sessions will strengthen their abilities by allowing them to foster opportunities in mindful character building by physically engaging with community leaders from the Greater Kansas City Area by the way of speakers, fieldtrips and community service activities. Students will also participate in entrepreneurial lessons and activates that will encourage their own creativity.  This is a fast paced 6 week opportunity for students with motivation, creativity, discipline and who strive for excellence. Special Note: There are 16 slots for this program given on a first come bases.

Chess Club

Chess has long been regarded as a game that can have beneficial effects on learning on development, especially when it is played from a young age.  At Oak Ridge, our students learn how to play chess and they have the opportunity to compete with each other.  Our Chess Club has proven to be a success and it has made an educational impact on some of the students.

Some of the benefits include:

  • Learn to engage in deep and thorough chess research which will help them build their confidence in their ability to do academic research.
  • Help children gain insights into the nature of competition which will help them in any competitive endeavor.
  • When youngsters play chess they must call upon higher-ordered thinking skills, analyze actions and consequences and visualize future possibilities.

Enrollment begins March 1st through June 1st, 2024