FCPS summer schoool

With the end of the school year approaching, students are beginning to prepare for a relaxing summer vacationn.

But when students hear the words “summer school” they usually aren’t too thrilled by the idea of being in a classroom during the summer time for full school days. In most cases summer school is necessary for students who severely struggled in certain classes the previous year.

Junior Jose Lopez will be attending summer school for the second consecutive year.

“I’m only taking algebra  2 this summer because I failed the course,” Lopez said. “I’ve taken summer school before for geometry.”

Summer school offers students a chance to receive credits that are mandatory in order to graduate, change a low grade from the previous year, and here in Fairfax County students can register for SOL remediation which allows students that did not meet the passing score requirement, to take classes in order to better prepare for their SOLs and ensure a passing score.

FCPS is offering several summer learning programs for summer 2016 such as SOL remediation, credit recovery, online programs, ESOL programs, TJHSST (Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology) programs, and information to register for educational enrichment camps. The closest location to Annandale that is offering a summer school program is Jeb Stuart High School, there are SOL remediation classes and credit recovery programs that are taking place for FCPS students at Jeb Stuart, Herndon, and West Potomac.

For those who wish not to participate in a class that requires students to go to a school and take a course at

one of the FCPS listed earlier, there is an online option that students in grades 7-12 are eligible to register for.

“For me it’s effective because I feel like it’s easier for me and it’s not nearly as stressful as school,” Lopez said.

Every summer school program listed comes with a price depending on which program you would like to take and in some cases whether you have free and reduced lunch. The details to all the summer school programs are on the FCPS website, you can also find things such as class dates, prices, what classes are offered, and what grade levels are allowed to participate in each summer program.