Summer School is a Win-Win-Win-Win Deal
Too often, summer school is seen as an unwanted stepchild to regular school, or an afterthought to help a few kids. But let’s take another look at it! Academic summer school really can be a win-win-win-win program.
Students who participate in summer school avoid the summer loss of knowledge that regularly occurs for all students, according to research. Plus, they also get advanced help for the next school year – either through remediation or through pre-learning standards and concepts for the coming year. In either case, they will be more ready for the next term.
Parents don’t have to worry about what to do with their kids during the summer. They know where they are. They know they’re involved in something worthwhile, not just sitting in front of the TV.
Teachers might worry that they give up some vacation time. But, on the other hand, they can pick up some extra money teaching summer school, and, with the right program for summer school, they can develop and test new teaching skills that make them a better teacher for the next term. It’s like getting paid to learn new techniques!
Principals can use this summer school program to take their whole school to the next level. They help kids learn more so school test scores can improve. They get teachers extra training so the teachers can be more effective teachers. Finally, they build better community relations by providing a useful service for the parents of their kids.
Summer school can’t be just an afterthought! With the right planning and the right program, summer school is a BIG win for everyone involved!
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