Guilford County Schools Aims To Get More Kids Enrolled In Summer School

Guilford County Schools Aims To Get More Kids Enrolled In Summer School

3:00pm May 21, 2021
Guilford County Schools Superintendent Dr. Sharon Contreras discusses the district's summer school offerings and efforts underway to get more students signed up for the programs. Screenshot: KERI BROWN/WFDD

Guilford County is using federal COVID-19 funding to enhance summer school offerings. The district will provide more programs for more students in an effort to prepare them for the upcoming year. 

So far, more than 8,000 students are signed up. The district is sending out brochures to families in hopes of getting more participation. It’s also launching new full-day programs and enrichment opportunities like robotics, Lego camps, and reading and math courses.

Guilford County Schools is also creating a fifth quarter to give middle and high school students the chance to change a failing course grade to a passing one.

Superintendent Dr. Sharon Contreras says the goal is to focus on more than just remediation.

“We think students will not just thrive academically but have a lot of fun with their peers and it will give them more of a sense of normalcy,” she says.

Contreras says breakfast and lunch will be provided and most of the programs are free. Students that need transportation are encouraged to register within the next two weeks. The first summer session begins on June 14th.

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