Detroit Public Schools’ six-week Summer School Academy 2011, which has enrolled 38,057 students, began today. The enrollment exceeds DPS targets by more than 2,200 students.
The academy is part of the district’s mission to raise academic achievement among struggling students, in conjunction with a more rigorous curriculum under the district’s five-year Academic Plan that was implemented in the fall.
There is no cost to Title I eligible District students or their families for Summer Academy 2011. Elementary and Middle students received a letter from their school principal if they are eligible, while High School students were notified by their guidance counselors.
The Academy includes Credit Recovery, special programming for incoming and transitioning pre-kindergartners; a 21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC) Summer Program for students with a focus on academic enrichment opportunities for children; programming to increase their time-on-task and accelerate learning, including academic tutoring in literacy and math; a K-12 Summer Bilingual High-Need Program; a Special Education Extended School Year Program and much more.