Summer School Ends This Week

Summer is winding down, and so is summer school.

Scott Stults, who's an assistant superintendent at Sheridan County School District 2, said summer school classes will end Friday, giving teachers – and students – a week's break before regular school session starts on Aug. 27.

In a report to District 2 trustees earlier this week, Stults said just over 250 students attended the two weeks of summer school at the district's five elementary schools, and just over 70 attended summer school sessions at Sheridan Junior High School.

Stults said summer school sessions were held at Sheridan High School earlier in the summer.

School District 2 implemented the success academy five or six years ago, Stults said, changing the focus of summer school for high school students. Instead of re-teaching an entire class that the student failed, he said, the success academy focuses on those standards in a class that the student did not master.

He said once the student masters those objectives that he, or she, failed the first time, the student is done with the summer session.

He said that change has helped the students recover credit, which allows them to be on track for graduating on time.

Stults said two of the district's elementary schools, Coffeen and Highland Park, have been holding summer school for incoming kindergartners, and the other three elementary schools have been holding summer school for an invited number of students in kindergarten through fifth grade.

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