Applications are now available for Tulsa Public Schools' 2017 summer school program. Parents and guardians of children who will enter grades 1-12 in the fall are invited to submit an application for the program, which will run from June 26-July 21, 2017.
Summer school will be offered at seven sites this year, and curriculum will vary by grade level:
Students will also have the opportunity to participate in the Summer Academy Reading Program and Edgenuity (E/2020). Students entering grades 9-12 can use E/2020 for credit recovery through self-paced, online courses. Students must already be enrolled in another summer school course and course work will be completed at the summer school site.
"The best way to prevent the 'summer slide' is to keep kids actively engaged in learning during the summer months," said Superintendent Deborah A. Gist. "These programs are a great way for all students to continue building strong reading and math skills and for our high school students to stay on track to graduate with their peers. I hope that all Tulsa families will take advantage of these opportunities to give children a head start on the 2017-2018 school year!"
This year's summer school program will start on June 26 and end on July 21. Classes will be offered at Anderson, Disney, Hoover, Mark Twain, and Sequoyah elementary schools and Hale and Booker T. Washington high schools. Program schedules are as follows:
All students will receive breakfast and lunch, and free busing is available to students who qualify.
Applications are available in English and Spanish at school sites, the Enrollment Center at 2819 S. New Haven Avenue in Tulsa or online at www.tulsaschools.org/summer. Applications are due by May 5, 2017.
The district's summer school program will again be part of the Teach For America Tulsa Summer Institute, one of nine Teach For America (TFA) training locations nationwide. During the Summer Institute, approximately 500 TFA corps members teach summer school programs at Tulsa Public Schools and the Community Action Project.