Free, High-Quality, Brand New Summer School Program
Nevada School Options is partnering with the National Summer School Initiative (NSSI) to offer a free daily virtual summer school program for students in grades 3-8. We are excited to offer this high-quality, free resource to Nevada families to help make up for grade-level instruction lost during the COVID shutdowns and to prevent “summer slide” learning loss from the extended summer break.
If you are interested in enrolling your child, please email email@example.com.
Parents and educators alike are concerned about students experiencing a steep learning loss after COVID-19 shutdowns. By studying the typical amount of learning loss that occurs during a summer slide, research predicts the possibility of some students returning to school in the fall retaining only half of the learning gains made in math the previous year, and some students may return a full year behind in mathematics.
These losses are predicted to occur because of the extended summer slide, and also due to the content not taught as a result of the school closures. With school closures, many students missed out on the final quarter of learning during the past school year.
In addition, the typical summer slide learning loss will be more significant this year as school closures led to an extended summer break.
We understand the concerns that parents have voiced to us regarding their child’s progress and educational growth. We know that parents across the state are worried about their child falling behind. It is our hope that this summer school program will help to alleviate some of the learning loss children are experiencing in Nevada.
The program will run June 29-July 31, with students participating from 9am-1pm Monday-Friday. Classes are conducted virtually with local teachers providing support and feedback for each class.
This program is led by a national design team of world-class educators and curriculum designers. The NSSI concept paper is available here for you to take a look at.
There will be four hours of online instruction with master teachers available for students enrolled in the program. Additionally, there will be local partner teachers that will create a virtual community with their students in classroom-sized groups. These partner teachers will provide valuable learning help and regular, timely feedback on every student’s work.
The classes will be focused on English and Math, with mindfulness and movement blocks built in.
We are currently organizing classes for different grade levels on a first-come, first-served basis. Please contact Ashley Campbell at firstname.lastname@example.org or 702-202-3573 if you would like to enroll your child, if you have questions or would like to get involved.