While the 2020-21 school year is wrapping up in May, the Arlington ISD still wants to take students new places this summer.
That’s why the summer learning schedule for students in pre-K through 12th grade has been expanded to give every student a chance to explore what they want, whether they’re trying to get ahead or make up for ground they feel they may have lost because of the COVID-19 pandemic. There really is something for everyone.
“We’re very excited about our summer learning program,” said Alison Larance, the director of innovation and operations. “We were very intentional with what we planned for the summer. We want to be able to meet every learner wherever they are. It’s going to be a fun summer.”
Applications for summer learning will be accepted from May 3-14. Students will be notified of acceptance on May 21 at the email address listed on their student application.
Summer learning for students in kindergarten through eighth grade will focus on a little bit of everything. There are locations throughout the Arlington ISD where students can focus on literacy, mathematics and enrichment activities such as technology, yoga, dance, art, leadership and more.
There will be in-person and virtual opportunities available and three (K-8th grade) options for summer school sessions, with the first starting June 7.
In-person students will receive breakfast and lunch as well as transportation to and from their home campus.
Pre-K students will also have a chance to engage in special curriculum designed just for them during summer learning. The summer learning opportunities will prepare them for starting kindergarten in the fall. Pre-K summer learning will only be available at six campuses.
High school students will also have several options for summer learning, whether they are trying to get ahead, recover credits or simply need EOC STAAR test remediation. From June 7-25 and July 6-23, the focus will be on accelerated classes and credit recovery.
High school students also have two sessions for dual-credit classes, the first beginning June 1. Both dual-credit options are virtual classes only.
Students interested in test prep such as TSI, SAT or ACT will also have summer learning options.