Ah summer - the sunshine, outdoor activities, barbecue's and no school at all...
The two month summer break is great for kids and parents alike, but did you know that summer learning loss can actually affect students' ability to transition from grade to grade? Some studies have found that students' academic skills and knowledge can diminish over the course of summer vacation. According to the Canadian Council on Learning:
Thinking about summer school? Get the facts!
In Edmonton, around 8000 students participated in Summer School programs last year. Summer school offers students a chance to get ahead of their studies through a variety of academic courses offered in July. These classes prepare attendees for future higher level classes, assist students in earning credits toward a high school diploma, and provide the opportunity for upgrading or repeating a course.