Summer school programs offered around Birmingham

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — For the first time ever, Birmingham City Schools are making sure there is nothing standing in the way for children who want to keep learning over the summer.

The district is offering all of their summer school programs free of charge. Everything from ACT preparation classes, a music camp, and courses that can help improve reading, math, and science skills.

The free summer programs allow kids access to technology like computers and iPads and exposes them to different experiences on field trips.

Birmingham’s superintendent says this year they wanted to make sure that the cost of these educational camps isn’t holding students back from getting ahead.

“We often talk about summer slide, what happens when students aren’t engaged over the summer. And our intent is to mitigate that, to offer programming for students so that their learning can continue. If we talk about raising achievement and student outcomes, this is a piece of it,” Birmingham City Schools Superintendent Craig Witherspoon said.

There are nearly two dozen different summer school programs going on this summer in Birmingham. For more information on what is being offered and how to register, click here.

Copyright 2014 WIAT 42 News

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