According to Delphia Young, director of special projects for Clayton County Public Schools, more than 1,500 students have already been selected and registered for the district’s new summer school program, called Summer Success.
In addition, she said, Clayton is also offering virtual school at all Clayton district high schools, which begins Tuesday and runs through June 27.
Other on-line credit recovery courses, all of which are listed on the Clayton County Public School website, www.clayton.k12.ga.us, are available at $40 per recovery class.
Young said students may participate in remediation courses at their local high schools during the hours of operation for high school summer school, which is 8 a.m. to noon.
“That information may be obtained from the specific local high school the student plans to attend this summer,” she said.
According to Young, the Summer Success program is a three-week program for select students in the third through the eighth grade and is designed to help these young learners prepare for grade-to-grade transition.
“Perhaps just as important as smooth grade-to-grade transition,” she added, “Summer Success introduces the students to a summer academic program which meets the academic, personal and social developmental needs which, we believe, are essential to school success and aids them in becoming better prepared for academic and social success.”
In addition, Young said, Summer Success is aligned with the strategic goals of the Clayton school district.
In regard to Clayton’s High School Summer Learning Program, Young said it is unique because each high school is offering its own virtual learning summer program.
Student who need to participate, she added, pay $40 per course while completing course activities on-line.
The students, Young said, take all post assessments at school during the summer school hours.
“Typically, students do well with these courses because this program allows students to work at their own pace and gives them opportunities to continue practicing until they demonstrate mastery of the content,” Young said.
The high school summer learning program will be available Monday through Thursday of the summer school daily schedule.
In addition, Young said, high school students may take on-line summer courses through the Georgia Virtual School, which is managed by the Georgia Department of Education. In this program, each half Carnegie unit course costs $300. All fess to Georgia Virtual School must be paid by June 7.