More than 40,000 HISD students will attend virtual summer school. Here’s how it will work

FILE PHOTO - Virtual Early Learning Highway for Younger Kids
FILE PHOTO - Virtual Early Learning Highway for Younger Kids

HOUSTON – The Houston Independent School District is planning to hold virtual summer school for more than 40,000 students, according to the district. The online summer instruction is scheduled from June 8 to July 2.

“Our virtual summer school plan is a continuation of our commitment to ensure our students continue to be safely engaged academically and prepared for their grade level during the COVID-19 pandemic,” HISD Interim Superintendent Grenita Lathan said.

How will HISD run summer school?

Students will attend online classes Monday to Thursday. Daily attendance will be two hours for students in grades PK-2, three hours for students in grades 3-5 and four hours for students in grades 6-11.

Summer school for high school students taking credit recovery courses and/or courses for original credit as approved by their school counselors will be determined by the courses in which they are enrolled.

Attendance by each grade level will include time students spend in live lessons with their teacher, in small group live lessons with teachers, and on assigned digital resources.

What type of work will students do?

Paper-based summer instructional packets will be mailed out or made available to all students enrolled in summer school PK-8, according to the district.

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