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Summer Learning Opportunities at Gwinnett Schools

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From the elementary to the high school levels, the dates are now set for summer learning opportunities in Gwinnett County Public Schools (GCPS).

At the high school level, students may take courses to earn credits to get ahead or to make up classes previously taken. Summer school at the elementary and middle school levels is provided for students who have been recommended as they have not met requirements for promotion. Below is a
guide to the 2012 summer learning opportunities.

High School Face-to-Face: June 12-July 11 (M-Th with a July 4 holiday)

The 2012 face-to-face summer school session for high school students will take place at Mountain View High, Peachtree Ridge High, and South Gwinnett High.

Registration for face-to-face summer school, which takes place in a traditional classroom setting, is currently open up until June 4. Students may register online by visiting www.mypaymentsplus.com or in person by
visiting Peachtree Ridge High on May 31.

High School Online: June 11-July 10 (M-Th with a July 4 holiday)

High school students also may take summer classes online through the Gwinnett County Online Campus. Registration is currently ongoing up until June 4. Students may register by visiting www.gwinnettonlinecampus.com.

When taking classes through the Gwinnett County Online Campus, students take final exams in a face-to-face setting. On-location meetings also are required for Health and Physical Education courses, as well as for Science
labs.
Summer Classes for Rising 9th Graders

GCPS offers two summer classes for rising 9th graders” Introduction to Health and Introduction to Lifetime Fitness (PE). Both classes are required for graduation. Students may choose to take these classes to make room for electives in their regular schedule.

GCPS Community Schools Summer Offerings

Parents and guardians also can find additional summer programs and classes offered through the GCPS Community Schools which are housed at each traditional high school. The community schools offer a variety of sports camps for children of any age, as well as driver”s education courses, and
defensive driving classes. In addition, the community schools also offer Introduction to Health and Introduction to Lifetime Fitness (PE) for rising 9th graders. For more information, students and parents should contact the community school director at each local high school.

Elementary and Middle Summer School: June 18-July 12 (M-Th with a July 4 holiday)

GCPS offers summer school for elementary and middle school students in grades 3-8 who are recommended for the 15-day session if they have not met requirements for promotion to the next grade— passing required sections
of the state”s Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) for grades 3, 4, 5, 7, and 8; or passing core classes for 6th graders. Parents of students recommended for the summer session are notified before the end of the school year and are given specifics about summer school locations and
hours. Students are given an opportunity to retake the CRCT subtest(s) at the end of summer school in order to meet promotion criteria and earn promotion to the next grade. Families provide transportation during the summer session.

While students from every school will have the opportunity to attend the summer session if needed, not every school will host a summer school session as there is maintenance and construction at some schools and others planned a cluster location for summer school.

All Gwinnett middle schools will hold summer school on their campus with the following exceptions:

Brookwood Cluster: Five Forks MS students will attend Crews MS.
Grayson Cluster: Bay Creek MS students will attend Couch MS.
Mill Creek Cluster: Osborne MS students will attend Jones MS.
South Gwinnett Cluster: Grace Snell MS students will attend Snellville MS.

Most elementary schools will hold summer school in pairs or by cluster with one host school, and a handful will have stand-alone sites. For details, visit www. gwinnett.k12.ga.us.

Participating students will be notified of location for summer school. Parents and guardians who need more information should contact their student”sschool.