Summer school options are available for elementary, middle and high school students who are struggling academically or those who would like to benefit from continuing their education during the summer, according to Macias.
CFISD is expecting 18,000-20,000 students to register and join these summer programs. The summer programs offered include the same programs previously offered for the past three years, including options for academics, fine arts and language.
“We've got something for really any child who would like to participate in some activity this summer at no cost,” Macias said.
Some other classes offered include intervention courses and courses to strengthen students' State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness, or STAAR, scores.
Additionally, an online program will be available for students who may not be struggling with their math or reading skill levels but want to attain further support, according to Macias.
Summer math courses allow elementary school students moving into middle school to strengthen their math skills and join advanced math courses, such as algebra, at a quicker rate.
Macias also announced that along with last year's $35 pay increase for summer school teachers, there has been a stipend increase from $500 to $1,000.
CFISD is in the process of recruiting teachers for these summer programs, including current teachers, student teachers and retired teachers, Macias said.
Learn more about the district’s summer programming plans here.