Tentative Dates for Summer School Programs 2013
School Counselor On-Line Registration is closed
General Information on Summer School 2013
Since the summer of 2004, TST BOCES has offered a secondary level regional summer school program for component school districts. This year, the middle level program (grades 6-8) runs for four weeks, and the high school program (grades 9-12) runs for six weeks. The types of classes offered include repeat classes, classes taken for the first time, and middle school skill development and AIS classes. Due to budget cuts, there will not be a drivers' education program through BOCES this summer. The site for this year's regional summer school program for high school students is DeWitt Middle School on Warren Road in Ithaca. Middle school students will also attend summer school at DeWitt Middle School. Plato online high school students will attend at Ithaca High School. The site for the Summer Academy Program for students K-5 will be determined soon, and for students with 12 month IEP's, the program will be housed at DeWitt Middle School. Regents and RCT tests will be administered on August 13th and 14th at DeWitt Middle School.
Since the summer of 2010, TST BOCES has also offered integrated regional summer school programs for elementary students (Academic Intervention Services) and special needs students with 12 month Individualized Education Plans. In addition, since 2011, TST BOCES has offered a credit recovery summer school program for high school students utilizing Plato online, internet based courses.
Students are enrolled for all programs only through their home school district. School counselors at the home school will enroll students to for regional summer school high school and Plato classes online beginning in May 2013. Registrations for the elementary Academy and Special Education Programs are done at the home school beginning in April. Individual schools may restrict access to some of the courses being offered in the regional summer school.
Students who wish to take an August Regents examination without being enrolled in a summer school class must get permission from their home school counselor.
Given the short time frame for summer school and New York State Education Department regulations, attendance to all classes is mandatory. Parents should not enroll their children in summer school unless the student will be able to attend all classes.
Final grades for summer school classes are determined by the home school depending on home school policies and guidelines.
Summer school is a privilege. Fighting, use of alcohol/drugs/tobacco, harassment, bullying, profanity, disrespect, endangering the safety of self or others, damaging property, theft or any other inappropriate behavior will not be tolerated. Students who abuse the privilege of summer school will be suspended.
Courses offered during summer school usually include high school repeat courses in English 9, 10, 11, 12; Global Studies 1 and 2; American History; Government and Economics; Health; Applied Math; Pre-Algebra; Algebra; Geometry; Earth Science; Environmental Science; Biology; and Physical Education. New courses offered usually include Health, Government and Economics, English 11 and English 12, Environmental Science, and US History. All courses depend on sufficient enrollment.
Academic Intervention Services courses for middle level students include English Language Arts and Math for grades 6 through 8, and literacy and numeracy skill development for students in grades 1-5.
Further information about the TST Regional Summer School Program and the registration process will be available from school counselors and CSE representatives.