Getting ahead in summer school|It's not just for makeup work anymore; achievers use summer classes to free up busy schedules

SANDUSKY Summer school isn't the drag it used to be -- at least not at Sandusky High School. The district will have ne
Sandusky Register Staff
May 24, 2010

 

SANDUSKY

Summer school isn't the drag it used to be -- at least not at Sandusky High School.

The district will have nearly 200 students enrolled this summer, but Sandusky High School Principal Dan Poggiali said summer school is no longer for the stereotypical "bad" student.

"For a lot of the kids, they are the better students and need to free up some time in their schedule," Poggiali said.

Summer school runs for two three-week sessions. Some of the classes last only one of the sessions if they are traditionally only a one-semester class during the school year. Classes that are two semesters long during the school year run for both sessions during the summer.

The students do not take an abbreviated version of the courses; they take only one class each session and are in the classroom 8 a.m.-noon Monday though Friday.

Rod Smith, summer school teacher, has 27 students in his Social Studies II: American History class. He said the summer course completes the same curriculum as the course he teaches during the school year.

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