District gears up for summer school with more offerings

Schedule changed to five days a week but program shortened to four weeks
By 
KERRY LYNCH
Ozaukee Press Correspondent

With classes quickly coming to an end, the Northern Ozaukee School District is gearing up for an expanded summer school program, summer school Principal Steve Akin told the School Board last week.

Online summer courses for high school students, which are offered through Wisconsin Virtual Learning, will now be open to students completing eighth grade. Online classes allow students to earn credits and free up time in their regular academic schedules for Advanced Placement courses and endeavors such as apprenticeships and other work experience or to prepare for early graduation. 

Course offerings for students in second through fifth grades have been expanded as well. Those students will now be able to take classes such as Non-traditional Sports; Spanish in the Rainforest; Snacks, Crafts and Games; and Engineering is Elementary, depending on their grade level.  

“The goal is to provide enrichment with lots of engagement and fun,” Akin said.         The Learning Adventures program, which prepares students for the next school year and used to be offered for students in 5-year-old kindergarten through fifth grade, will now be offered only to 5-year-old kindergartners and first-graders.  

Because the number of courses for second through eighth grade students has roughly doubled, Akin said, the cost of staffing the program will increase by about $11,000.  But that increase will likely be covered by an increase in summer school enrollment and the state aid it will generate, he said.

Registration was opened earlier than in the past and students will be allowed to register until classes start on June 18.  Akin said that as of the School Board’s May 14 meeting, 235 students were registered for summer school.

In addition to new courses, the summer school program has a new schedule. Classes will be held five days a week for four weeks rather than four days a week for five weeks.          

Summer school begins Monday, June 18, and runs through Friday, July 13. Classes run from 7:55 through 11:55 a.m.  

For information and enrollment forms, visit the program website at https://www.smore.com/6zvud-2018-summer-school.

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