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EDUCATION BRIEFS: Summer Bridge Program to Begin in June

4/23/2014, 3 p.m.
Summer Bridge for rising 9th-grade students takes place each day from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., June 30 through Aug. ...
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Summer Bridge for rising 9th-grade students takes place each day from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., June 30 through Aug. 1.

Students who participate in the innovative program which launched in 2012, will make connections with future classmates and teachers, strengthen academic skills and learn practical strategies for high school success. Most of the students who can voluntarily sign up for the non-traditional summer project, have struggled in reading and math at their current school and are looking for an interesting way to get a jump start on high school success while bolstering their math and literacy skills.

According to a report published in 2011, just 53 percent of the District’s public schools students graduate high school within four years. However, program officials hope to improve upon that percentage in the near future.

While students enrolled in the Summer Youth Employment Program can work while participating in Summer Bridge, other participants can earn a stipend or 0.5 credits toward graduation.

There is no enrollment fee for the program and both breakfast and lunch will be provided.

For more information, call 202-442-5673.

High School Summer School

Grades 9 and 12 are a priority for the credit recovery program, but all high school grade levels are eligible for classes which will be held each day from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., June 30 through Aug. 1.

Summer school classes are longer than traditional school year classes to ensure that students are given the time needed to recover their credits, and the High School Summer School program provides summer credit recovery opportunities to students who are not currently on track to graduate.

There is no enrollment or registration fee and breakfast and lunch will be provided.

Students can register for High School Summer School with their respective counselors.

Parents can contact their child’s counselor for answers to their questions, or more information can be obtained by calling 202- 442-5047.

English Language Learner Summer Academic Program

This program for grades 9-12, runs each day from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., June 30 through Aug. 1.

Participation in the English Language Learner Summer Academic Program provides students of all proficiency levels an opportunity to earn credits toward graduation.

Enrollment and registration for the program are free of charge, and breakfast and lunch will be provided.

Parents can obtain more information by contacting their child’s counselor or calling 202-671-2591.

Project Search

The program for grades 9-12, will be offered each day from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., July 14-15.

Project Search is a school-to-work transition program for students with disabilities ages 18-22, who are on track to receive a certificate.

However, the goal of the program is to prepare participants for various jobs in the office/administrative services field. Participating students will receive special on-the-job training at two federal worksites and daily classroom instruction. The summer job orientation project, which operates for two weeks, is designed to prepare students for a year-long internship during the 2014-15 school year.

There is no fee for enrollment or registration, and breakfast and lunch will be provided.

For more information, call 202-442-5543.