Georgetown ISD plans for in-person summer learning

GISD plans for in-person summer learning starting in June. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)
GISD plans for in-person summer learning starting in June. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)

GISD plans for in-person summer learning starting in June. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)

Georgetown ISD is working on plans for in-person summer learning with a low teacher-to-student ratio, said Terri Conrad, GISD chief strategist for learning design.

A low teacher-to-student ratio will allow for more personalized learning plans that will help get students excited about learning, Conrad said.

Summer learning for high school will start in June and last for six weeks. It will focus classes to help students who need credits to graduate and those that are looking to get credits ahead of time, said Courtney Acosta, GISD chief strategist for systems and operations.

Richarte High School, East View High School and Georgetown High School will each offer summer learning for their respective students with administrators from each campus ensuring their students success, Acosta said.

“We wanted to make sure that we are offering all of those opportunities that [GISD students] need to take and maintain their direction in their high school careers,” Acosta said.

Elementary and middle school summer learning will be between July 19-Aug. 5 and expand to be available to first grade through eighth-grade students with 200 students from each grade being offered the chance to attend, Acosta said. Summer learning will focus on numeracy, literacy and leadership skills, she added.

“[Summer learning] is about making sure that they have numeracy skills, literacy skills, learning skills that we want them to have,” Conrad said. “And we feel like we can embed that into something that’s exciting and interesting and speaks to our vision and mission and beliefs about service learning.”

Students will also have the option to attend camps from Science Mill and After School Action Plan, Acosta said.

She added that summer learning for GISD will also offer help to extended school year students June through July. She added that prekindergarten, kindergarten and bilingual students in the bilingual program will also start summer learning in June.

More details for GISD summer learning will be presented at the next GISD board workshop May 17.
By Fernanda Figueroa

Reporter, Georgetown

Fernanda joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in March 2021 after graduating from The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley in December 2020 with a bachelor’s degree in mass communication and a second major in political science. Fernanda covers education, local government, non profits and business for the city of Georgetown. Prior to CI, Fernanda worked as a reporter for The Rider, UTRGV's weekly student newspaper and served as a media relations intern for UTRGV Athletics.