Students in grades PK-12 enrolled in HISD schools who have yet to meet the promotion standards to advance to the next grade can do so by attending summer school, or Extended School Year (ESY) Services. ESY Services provide students with accelerated instruction to prepare them for success at the next grade level and keep them on-track to graduate alongside their peers.Continue reading
HISD is offering a variety of fun and educational activities for the summer to help students prepare for the upcoming school year and prevent the “summer slide.”Continue reading
The Houston Independent School District will welcome thousands of students to summer school with a series of pep rallies and tailgates. This year, the focus of the “Camp Lit” summer program will be literacy.
The Summer Kickoff for elementary students will be held on Wednesday, June 6 from 9 to 11 a.m. and noon to 2 p.m. A third session for middle school students will be held on Thursday, June 7 from 9 to 11 a.m. All events will take place at Delmar Fieldhouse (2020 Mangum Road). Interim Superintendent Grenita Lathan will also deliver a motivational message to the students.
“This is the brainchild of our interim superintendent. The idea is to continue our focus on literacy but in a way that is exciting and engaging,” Officer for Special Populations Courtney Busby said. “We want our students to know that meeting their needs in the summer is our critical for their overall success. What better way to do that than with a celebration where all kids will leave with books to add to their personal libraries.”
Each student in attendance will take a book home, courtesy of Books Between Kids and the Astros Foundation.
There will be performances from HISD marching bands, drumlines, and cheerleading teams and the Delmar Fieldhouse parking lot will be transformed into a tailgate party with music provided by Radio One Houston. Every HISD department will decorate cars and have literacy-based games for students to play during the tailgate. Food will be provided by HISD Nutrition Services.
Summer school begins on June 6 and ends July 3.
They may have left their middle-school days behind them, but that doesn’t mean high-schoolers can’t still go back to mentor those who now occupy their old seats. That’s why former students of Johnston Middle School are currently serving as volunteers at the Summer School Program.
With end-of-course STAAR exam results and grades pouring in, this is the time many students may find out that they will need to take summer school courses to recover uncredited course work or to pass one of the mandatory state assessments required for graduation.
Classes to be offered at four campuses in the North Forest community
The Houston Independent School District will offer summer school instruction for students in the North Forest community from July 8 through August 1 at the following schools: Shadydale and Hilliard elementary schools, Forest Brook Middle School, and North Forest High School.
HISD is sending notification letters this week to the households of students who should attend summer school. The summer school session is intended for students who need to retake portions of the STAAR exam, students who have not met grade-level promotion standards, high school students who need to retake STAAR end-of-course exams, high school students in need of course credit recovery, certain English language learners, and certain students receiving special education services.
Classes will be held Monday through Thursday, from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Transportation will be provided at eight different locations within the North Forest community. For more information on bus pickup sites, call 713-613-3040.
Deadline to register for summer school is July 11. Parents can visit their neighborhood schools to register for summer school or register online at www.houstonisd.org/nfsummer.
Classes will be offered at four campuses in the North Forest community
The Houston Independent School District will offer summer school instruction for students in the North Forest community from July 8 through Aug. 1.
Hundreds of parents and students gathered on Tues., June 25, to learn more information about the scheduled annexation of North Forest schools into the Houston Independent School District. The Texas Education Commissioner has ordered HISD to annex North Forest ISD on July 1. To make the transition as smooth as possible, HISD is holding a series of community meetings. The final meeting will be held on Thurs., June 27, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Eden Event Center, 7540 N. Wayside.
Houston ISD has filled all positions for summer school teachers in the North Forest community.
HISD began accepting applications for certified internal educators on July 1, and all positions were filled by July 2.
Students who plan to take summer school for either course credit, STAAR re-testing, completing courses early or other reasons will begin taking classes very soon.
Each principal will decide their dates of summer school with most campuses expected to begin on June 11, 2013, with an end date ranging from July 3 through July 18. All schools will be closed on July 4.