Twelve years of hard work will pay off for area seniors as they walk the stage this week for graduation. One school semester ends as another one will soon begin.
For elementary and middle school students in the Corpus Christi Independent School District, they will begin summer school on June 4.
They’ll be in class for 12 days. There they’ll do everything from re-earning class credit to preparing for their third attempt at taking the STAAR test.
“So, if a student got a grade below a 70, that’s an opportunity for them to also go to summer school to recover credit,” said Yvonne Colmenero, Director for Special Programs at CCISD.
She told us that CCISD wants to ensure that their students rise to the next grade level and not hold them back.
As for high school students, they’ll be back in class the following week on June 10. Class will be in session for this older group for a lengthier span of six weeks.
“This is the time that in summer school, they can get that credit and move on forward,” Colmenero said. “Put their best foot forward and move on.”
The summer school sessions for high schoolers will be hosted at King High School.
As for middle school, there will be four sites: Adkins, Driscoll, Martin and Hamlin.
Elementary students will be educated across 16 sites. Those students will be taught at: Allen, Berlanga, Dawson, Garcia, Galvan, Montclair, Yeager, Smith, Webb, Crockett, Fannin, Gibson, Kostoryz, Oak Park, Travis and Zavala.
“We want to make sure that they feel good, having breakfast in the morning and as well the lunch, and then the transportation that will also be provided to help the parents to get them to and from school,” Colmenero said.
The summer school locations will receive breakfast and lunch. The district will also be providing transportation to students from their neighborhood schools to all of the summer school sites.
Additional programs offered this summer to the community are the Pre-Kindergarten and Kinder Bridge Academy, a Bilingual Program (PK-1), and a Summer Learning and Enrichment Program.
For further dates, details and information, please visit https://www.ccisd.us/HUMAN-RESOURCES-Summer-School.