Whether students need an extra academic boost or want exposure to learning something new, Spring Branch ISD (SBISD) has something for Every Child as part of its new summer school program.
"We have revamped our program to meet the various needs among our diverse student population, providing more learning and enrichment opportunities beyond traditional summer school offerings,” said Julie Baggerly, director of intervention for SBISD.
Categorized as camps, summer school at SBISD includes everything from course recovery and original credit to hands-on learning opportunities for students across all grades.
The different summer school programs and extended day services include:
Camp Connect – Designed for students in pre-K through eighth grade, Camp Connect is for those in need of accelerated learning opportunities in literacy, language and math. The instructional program will engage students in targeted reading, writing and math, as well as enrichment opportunities in fine arts, music, drama, sports, crafts and technology. Camp Connect runs June 6 through June 30 and will take place at various campuses throughout the district.
Camp Credit – Geared for students in ninth through 12th grade, Camp Credit is for those seeking original credit or credit recovery. Camp Credit will be offered in two sessions, either virtually or in-person. The first session starts June 6 and goes through June 20, and the second session begins June 27 and runs through July 12. Camp Credit will take place at Spring Woods High School. For more information and to register, visit www.springbranchisd.com/summerschool.
Camp Explore – The district invites students in kindergarten through 11th grade to participate in Camp Explore, which will allow students to have a variety of interactive learning experiences during week-long camps, starting June 6. Kindergarten through fourth grade students can explore different topics such as the culinary arts, drama and language arts, as well as science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) activities. In addition, those in fifth through 11th grade will have the opportunity to participate in career and technical camps to engage in new learning experiences through engineering, 3D animation, health, science, architecture, cosmetology, culinary, graphic design and photography. Camp Explore sessions will take place at Edgewood Elementary School for kindergarten through 4th grade and at the Guthrie Center for fifth through 11th grade.
Camp Welcome – Fourth through 9th graders seeking English language development will be invited by their home campuses to participate in Camp Welcome. This opportunity is specifically to help students who have recently arrived in the United States learn how to use the English language for personal, social and academic purposes. Camp Welcome will occur at Valley Oaks Elementary and Shadow Oaks Elementary for fourth graders and at Cornerstone Academy for fifth through ninth graders.
There is no cost to attend Camp Connect and Camp Welcome. Tuition fees for Camp Credit can be found here. Tuition for Camp Explore is $50 for each week-long camp session. Bus transportation, breakfast and lunch will be provided at no cost for all programs.
"SBISD looks forward to a summer of learning and enrichment opportunities for our students," said Baggerly. "Our team has worked hard to reconfigure our summer school program so that children and families from across the district can benefit."
To learn more about summer school in SBISD, visit www.springbranchisd.com/summerschool.