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Salamanca school officials deem revived summer school program successful

The Salamanca Press — 2018 — Over the summer, the district offered several online courses through Apex Learning where students could recover credits they didn’t get during the regular school year. “We had some fantastic results, from graduation all the way through summer school and the Regents exams,” said High School Principal Chris Siebert. “A lot of kids are earning credits that they didn’t quite earn in June.”

Not Your Father’s Summer School: How Districts are Reinventing Summer Programs to Increase Opportunity and Achievement

Back in the day, summer school was just for students who needed to recover lost course credit. Today, innovative districts are expanding their summer programs beyond traditional remediation of course failure to meet a wide range of student learning needs, including options to earn initial course credit, prepare for college entrance exams, and remediate gaps in the prerequisite knowledge needed for success in the upcoming grade level.

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