Students at Fulton County Schools have been participating in remote learning since mid-March after the coronavirus pandemic caused the closure of all K-12 schools in Georgia, including FCS campuses. As the FCS school year ended May 22, officials are offering two summer school options for students to clear incomplete grades from this spring, recover course credits or move up in course level: virtual summer school and blended summer school.
If a student has not completed 70% of their remote learning assignments, participation in summer school is mandatory in order to complete second-semester classes, FCS officials said in a May 22 news release. Virtual summer school runs June 3-July 15, while blended summer school runs July 7-31. The deadline to register for virtual summer school, which is only available for middle and high school students, is May 29. Elementary school students can only participate in blended summer school.
These summer learning options provide students in grades 1-12 with opportunities to resolve "incomplete" grades received during the remote learning period and to retake failed courses in grades 6-12, the release said. Opportunities for course-level acceleration are also available this summer through virtual summer school; however, it is recommended that parents contact local school counselors for additional assistance and guidance.
To learn more about the various summer school options for each grade level, see below.