Summer school in Clovis Unified will continue it its expanded format as the district continues to address the needs of CUSD students and families. As students have been attending in-person school all year, we won’t be returning students to campus for the first time, but we will still be addressing some learning loss in addition to the usual summer school needs. “Clovis Unified will do all we can for students who may need some extra help to master standards for their grade level at elementary, and we will provide credit recovery or original credit for students who have impacted schedules,” said CUSD Summer School Coordinator Karen Boone.
Elementary grade levels (TK-6)
The elementary program will run four weeks in length from Monday – Thursday, June 20th – July 13th, except for Tuesday, July 4th. Each area will operate one elementary site, and some areas will operate two to serve the district’s students. The summer school programs for elementary and intermediate grades are designed to provide students with targeted, meaningful, and engaging instruction for essential skills in English and/or math. Instruction is focused on meeting the needs of students and providing targeted instruction designed to support student learning.
The Accelerated Learning Academy will be expanded from one site to four sites for English learners who are mastering their English skills. The program is offered to students who have recently completed grades 1-6. The academy is designed to provide a fun and active learning opportunity that accelerates students’ English language, reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills through flexible and dynamic activities. Student attendance is emphasized throughout the program. Admission is based upon English learner classification and parent consent.
Summer academic programs for students in grades TK - 6 will be held at the following sites: TBD
The Elementary Accelerated English Language Academy will be held on the Temperance-Kutner (Clovis East area), Clovis Elementary (Clovis High area), Pinedale (Clovis West area) and Mountain View (Clovis North and Buchanan high areas).
Space at each site is limited. Students with at-risk grades will receive priority enrollment. Parents may contact their school regarding availability and site location for their school area.
Secondary grade levels (7-12)
In-person credit recovery classes will occur at all five high schools again this summer from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., June 13th – July 26th. Recovery summer school will be offered again for intermediate students in both English (AB) and math. Independent Study summer school will operate Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 8:00am – 5:00pm, and students’ appointments will be scheduled by their independent study summer school teacher.
Due to the highly impacted courses and short duration of the summer session, strict discipline and attendance policies are enforced daily. For a student to receive credit for a summer school course, he or she must attend the entire summer school session and not miss more than one day of instruction. One absence is permitted. On the second absence of a semester class, the student will be dropped from the summer school program.
The purpose of the summer session for grades 7-12 is two-fold. First, the summer session provides high school students with the opportunity for “credit-recovery” to master the essential elements of incomplete/failed courses. Summer school may also be used as “original credit” for selected courses that provide an open space for an impacted class schedule for students to take an additional class the following school year when students meet specific eligibility criteria. If a student meets the criteria, high school counselors will enroll the student into summer school during the registration process.
To register or receive more information, students must meet with their high school counselors.
Original credit summer school for high school students who will have an impacted schedule in the fall will continue to be available both in-person and through independent study class for those who meet requirements. Counselors can advise which courses will be offered for original credit.
Summer Seamless will offer Breakfast and Lunch at no cost to students (under 18 years of age) each day summer school is in session.