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Birmingham students summer academic camp

By Lisa Brody

Elementary and middle school students enrolled in Birmingham Public Schools will have the opportunity to maintain and increase their academic skills in mathematics and literacy this summer with a free four-week summer learning opportunity sponsored by the school district.

All sessions of the program are in-person, and taught by certified teachers. Students must commit to attending all sessions. The classes are designed to be small and interactive, with each class capped at 12 students. Safety protocols will be followed, with masks worn by students and staff, and distrrict social distancing protocols will be followed and maintained. Students are encouraged to bring their own snack each day.

The program includes remediation of essential skills from the student's current grade level. Each day will include interactive learning opportunities that target students’ specific learning needs in math and literacy, with engaging lessons each day.

For Birmingham Schools students currently enrolled in grades K-4, the summer bridge program will meet Mondays through Thursdays, July 19 - August 12, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., at a Birmingham elementary school to be determined. Transportation is not included.

For district students currently enrolled in grades 5-8, the summer bridge program will meet Mondays through Thursday, June 21 - July 15, with the exception of Monday, July 5, from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., at a Birmingham middle school to be determined.

Registration for the program, open to students currently attending virtually and in-person, opens on the district's website Wednesday, April 14, and will close Friday, April 30. Limited space is available. There will be a wait-list if necessary.


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