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There are many opportunities for students in grades K-12 to participate in one of the many learning opportunities offered by the Lee County School District this summer.

Summer learning will allow for continued learning; credit recovery; promotion; targeted support; credit advancement; and enrichment and rehabilitation.

Lori Houchin, director of curriculum and instruction at the middle school, said when someone thinks of summer learning as summer school, it’s usually a catch-up for young people. She said they need more programs for students who are advanced and need enrichment opportunities.

Last summer, the district served 14,979 students in grades K-12; offered 22 unique face-to-face camps in 27 locations; hosted six school sites for the YMCA and Boys & Girls Club; eight virtual learning opportunities; 445 credits recovered from sixth to twelfth grade; summer reading books provided to all students in grades K-5; 147 take-home science kits for middle school students; and offered state-required programs.

Director of High School Curriculum and Instruction Candace Allevato said summer learning will run Monday through Thursday, June 11 through July 18. Face-to-face programs will run from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the high school level and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for high schools. primary school and middle school.

“All families have received communications regarding summer programs” she says.

For the upcoming summer learning, there will be 17 face-to-face summer programs at 33 sites; five virtual learning opportunities; credit recovery opportunities for all secondary sites; eight school sites for the YMCA and/or Boys and Girls Club; state-required programs; and summer reading books provided to kindergarten through fifth grade students.

“We know that graduation doesn’t start…on the high school campus, it starts in the pre-K buildings. Thanks to this, we were able to add new programs. Allevato said.

On May 11, a family event for second graders will be held at the district office for hands-on training. Families will receive materials on phonics, fluency, comprehension and more.

“Eight assistant directors will lead the program over the summer with families” she says.

Other programs for elementary school students include:

– Reading in third grade

– Fourth Grade ELL Science

– Fourth year solar science

– ELL language

– Extended school year

– Academic reading from kindergarten to fifth grade

– iReady and Imagine Learning Virtual Extended Learning

– Jump Start Kindergarten

– VPK Good start

There are eight summer programs for middle school students, including:

– Grades 6-7 ELL Science and ELL Language

– STEM grades six through eight

– Advanced mathematics

– Band camp

– Credit recovery

– Extended school year

– iReady and Imagine Learning Virtual Extended Learning

– Lee Virtual Offers

Advanced Math Camp is open to all new sixth, seventh, and eighth grade students who are already proficient in math.

Middle school students must pass all core courses to be able to arrive at high school on time, so credit recovery is available to give them an additional opportunity to recover their grades.

There are 10 offers for high school students, which are:

– Algebra and biology

– Credit recovery

– Driver training

– ELL language

– Extended school year

– Graduation path

– Imagine Learning Virtual Extended Learning

– Lee Virtual offer

– Percussion camp

– Support our students

Superintendent Dr. Ken Savage said sometimes it’s about allowing students who are already doing quite well to enrich their learning.

Board member Cathleen Morgan praised the offerings and staff.

“This is transformative work that you have all accomplished. Essentially, what I’m hearing is a move toward year-round school. she says. “A wide spectrum of opportunities for students to meet their needs and desires. It’s just to me, wow, a huge change from where you all were last year. To me, it’s so impressive. The quality of communication, the project-based orientation rather than on-site in the classroom, family engagement, and creating an expectation that parents are invited to participate – laying the groundwork with people who are truly interested. It’s awesome work.