After surviving what’s arguably been the strangest school year in modern history, this year’s summer learning options will be a bit different as well. Asked about the District’s plans for …
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After surviving what’s arguably been the strangest school year in modern history, this year’s summer learning options will be a bit different as well.
Asked about the District’s plans for summer, Cameron Bell, Jeffco’s public information officer, said currently, plans are on a school-by-school basis.
The district’s website says, “Summer school options are varied and structured to meet different needs at different locations; some are academic while others are enrichment-based.”
Parents are encouraged to reach out to a principal, secretary, counselor or teacher to find out if there is summer programming at their child’s school or nearby.
Some elementary schools will offer summer school for students who attend that school.
For students in high school who need credit recovery, there will be regional options that will operate on an in-person hybrid model. There will also be a virtual option open to high school students from all regions.
North: A north area high school credit recovery program will be offered at Arvada West High School June 7-July 16. Registration is open through May 28, with an orientation scheduled for June 7.
South: Two south area summer sessions are offered at Columbine High School. Session one will run from June 1-24, with orientation scheduled for June 1. Session two will run from July 12-30, with orientation scheduled for July 12. Registration for both south sessions is open through May 28.
Central: Central area students can attend a credit recovery session at Wheat Ridge High School. The program will run from June 1-24, with orientation June 1. Online registration for the Central session will be open through May 31.
Mountain: Mountain area students will be offered a credit recovery session at Conifer High School, running from June 1-24, with orientation scheduled for June 1. Online registration for the Mountain session is open through May 28.
Jeffco is not the only metro area district taking this approach. Douglas County School District’s website states they are offering summer school “for students who have been identified by their school as those who would benefit from additional support heading into the next school year.”
Still, with no unified, district-wide plan, finding information about summer-school options available for specific grade levels and locations is not easy. Some of Jeffco’s individual school websites prominently display summer school information on their home page, while others have no information or have it in difficult-to-find spots.
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