Dare County Schools summer sessions announced

Published 8:00 am Thursday, April 22, 2021

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Dare County Schools Superintendent John Farrelly sent notification last Friday morning about summer programs that will be available.

DCS will offer two summer programming options for rising first through 12th grade students (current kindergarten through 11th grade students): Summer Session 1 in June and Summer Session 2 in July and August.

Summer programs are optional and free of charge. Farrelly stated that transportation and meals will be provided to students and all instruction following recent legislation (HB 12) is face to face.

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To register children for summer programming, complete the “Summer Programming Registration” form in PowerSchool by the May 1 deadline.

Summer Session 1 – June 2021

  • Focus:Remediation and enrichment.
  • Rising 1st-12th graders will work on core instruction to bridge achievement gaps in English language arts, math, science. Any needed EOG or EOC retesting will also occur.
  • Dates: June 14-17, 21-24, 28, 29
  • Hours: 8 a.m.-noon

Summer Session 2 – July and August 2021 “The Summer Bridge Program”

  • Focus:Core instruction and enrichment for rising 1st-12th grade students.
  • Elementary and middle school: Core instruction (ELA, math, science) in the mornings from 7:30-11:30 a.m. STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) interest-based activities from noon-3 p.m.
  • High school: Opportunities to expand curriculum knowledge through project-based experiences and partnerships with local community partners.
  • Dates: Four week program – July 19 – August 13, 2021. Families can opt-in for all or specific weeks.
  • Hours: 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m. ASEP will be available for a fee from 3:00 – 6:00 pm daily if there is enough interest.

There will be Spanish language options for students enrolled in the Spanish dual language immersion program during both sessions if there is enough interest from families.



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