While most students anxiously look forward to a summer break, this prolonged time away from the classroom can be a detriment to their academic progress. On average, students lose approximately 2.6 months of grade-level equivalency during the summer, further demonstrating the need for schools to offer summer learning programs in order to keep students engaged and prepared for the upcoming school year.
Having a strong, supportive, and enjoyable summer school program can significantly improve a student’s overall well-being and academic development. Summer learning programs present a number of benefits for students, including the chance to get ahead in classes and graduate early, make-up lost credits, and explore new interests.
Students can focus on taking fewer classes during the summer, helping minimize potential distractions while receiving additional time to build on the necessary skills they’re expected to master in order to graduate. Typically, smaller class sizes can be offered in the summer creating more opportunities for group discussion and interaction between students and teachers, while also providing instructors with more time to address each student’s needs and provide one-on-one attention.
Courses designed by FlipSwitch can easily be configured to accommodate any four, six, or eight week summer school program, providing schools with the opportunity to offer students a flexible and enriching summer school experience.
Lastly, all summer school courses created by FlipSwitch are fully-aligned to meet state, national, and common core standards so students can be confident that the hard work they produce during the summer will be credited to their progress in earning a high school diploma.