Summer school Principal Ronald Carroll along with a dozen teachers started their first day of the summer school at Lake View High School with over 350 students, from several SAISD Schools.
“Central, Central Freshman, Lincoln, Glenn, Lee so we have them from all different campuses,” Carroll says.
The students enrolled in this session are attending for a variety of reasons.
“They didn’t understand the material doing regular classes and they need some additional help for others they goofed off during regular session, for some medical reason so they have different reasons.”
One day of class pertains to teaching the students 2 ½ weeks of school into one 7 ½ hour day of one course.
“Summer school we re-teach the basic classes, our core classes and English, Science, Math, Social Studies we also introduce speech and health,” Carroll says.
According to Mr. Carroll, Summer school provides a service to students to help lower the drop out rate and helps them achieve their scholastic goals and gives students the means to graduate on time.
“The main thing is that it will do is get them back on track to the next level. They seem to really want to be here and that’s what’s the difference between summer school is that the kids realize we’ve made a mistake, we’ve done something that didn’t allow us to get our credit last year, so now they know that they’ve put into a position that we got to do it,” Carroll says.
The summer geometry course tops the list for enrollment with 100 students. However this year there are only 2 teachers for the course. Students will complete the first summer school semester on June 22nd, with the second semester beginning on June 25th. SAISD Elementary students began summer school on June 5th.