Summer Learning Opportunities for 2020
Summer Learning Opportunities
FCPS school buildings will remain closed through the end of July. Therefore, we will continue to provide recommended, virtual learning opportunities for students from June 29 to July 31.
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Continuity of Learning Booklets
Students currently in grades 7-8 will receive both a Mathematics and Language Arts Essentials Summer Practice Book in the mail by the end of June: digital versions of the books will also be posted on the Continuity of Learning Blackboard page. These books will provide practice activities that review essential content from the 2019-2020 school year. Students will receive a mathematics book based on the level of mathematics they took during the 2019-20 school year. The language arts book will focus on essential skills in reading, writing, grammar, mechanics, and vocabulary.
A supplemental English Language Development Summer Practice Book will be sent to middle school English learners who are ELP levels 1 & 2. These books will provide English Language Development (ELD) practice activities to support and enrich language development during the summer. In addition, the Language Arts workbook that all students receive will contain an ELD section with language development activities designed for students at ELP levels 3 & 4.
To support student learning from June 29 to July 31, there will be one hour per week of office hours available for each course. Office hours for mathematics, language arts, and English Language Development will be with one of our own outstanding staff members and are intended to support students with the Mathematics Essentials Summer Practice Book, the Language Arts Essentials Summer Practice Book, and the English Language Development Summer Practice Book. Attendance is recommended. Any student can sign up to receive office hours, teachers and schools may also invite students to attend office hours. Sign up here if you would like to receive the links for office hours or click here for more information.
Options for Algebra Students
Students currently enrolled in Algebra can also participate in one of two Algebra specific summer learning options.
Students who passed or failed Algebra 1 may take the Virtual Credit Recovery course to improve their understanding and skills before the next school year. Students who participate will meet daily with high school staff, review Algebra content, and receive a grade at the end of the summer. Students currently in the 6th or 7th grade should work with their counselor in deciding to expunge one of the passing Algebra 1 course grades before the end of the first quarter of the following school year. Students currently in the 8th grade should work with their student's counselor prior to the end of the 1st quarter of the following school year in deciding to expunge the Algebra 1 course and the grade that was taken during the 19-20 traditional school year. High school credit-bearing course work taken during the summer between the 8th and 9th grades may not be expunged. Any student can sign up for Credit Recovery, teachers and schools may also invite students to attend. Sign up here if you would like to Participate in Credit Recovery or click here for more information.
In addition to the Credit Recovery for Algebra, teachers and schools can also recommend students for Summer Algebra Intervention. Like the Continuity of Learning option, Algebra Intervention will offer a self-directed, self-paced option for students who want to review Algebra. Students who are recommended for or sign up for Algebra Intervention will be able to connect with high school staff once a week for office hours. There is no credit or grade for this program. This virtual program can be accessed by signing up here.
6th-grade students who plan on enrolling in Algebra Honors as 7th graders in the 2020-21 school year will also receive information about Algebra specific learning opportunities.