“Summer learning, had me a blast!” might be the refrain stuck in the heads of LEAD summer school students. Between June 7 and July 2, students attended optional summer classes at LEAD’s Southeast, Brick Church and Neely’s Bend campuses.
“I hope students make academic growth while having fun,” said Dominique Torres, principal for LEAD Neely’s Bend summer school. Following the challenges of a year of remote learning, Torres sees summer school as an opportunity for every participating student to work on skills in smaller groups with more individualized attention than during the school year, practice applying new theories and ideas and engage in social emotional learning.
Students attend class each weekday from 8:30-2:30. Torres sees excitement from students and staff each day of school.
“Students are thrilled to be at school, learning, reading and engaging in some fun electives,” she said. “Staff are bringing joy to their classes and getting the opportunity to teach subjects they wouldn’t normally teach during the school year.”
LEAD students will return to their classrooms for the start of a new school year on August 10th.