Summer school will be invite-only

Wednesday, April 7, 2010 at 11:51pm

Metro Nashville Public Schools is ditching traditional summer school and adopting what administrators are calling its “extended learning program,” which would be available to students by invitation only.

Rather than opening schools in the summer to students who have failed a course, the new program will be available to students who need assistance as they arrive to high school, as well as students who lack credits required to graduate high school.

“It’s extended learning for students who need a little help either coming into or going out of high school,” MNPS spokesperson Noelle Mashburn said.

According to a press release, the district has no plans to offer a district-wide summer extended program for elementary students; however, funding is available for schools to submit individual requests.

Enrollment, which runs from June 7 through July 16, is available exclusively by invitation.

Students who lack enough credit to gradate can attend school in the summer at Hillsboro, Maplewood, McGavock, Overton, Stratford and Cane Ridge high schools.

Departing middle school students who need additional help can receive classroom assistance in the summer at Pearl-Cohn, Stratford, Glencliff, Hillwood, Hunter’s Lane and Antioch high schools.