Summer School Blues
Alachua County Public School students have only three weeks of class left, but some will be much busier than others. That's because for the first time, summer school will not be offered to general education students in Alachua County due to a lack of funding.
The school district offers several remediation opportunities that student can complete within the school year. These may be taken before or after school, as well as in place of elective classes.
"To the greatest extent possible, we try to get students to take advantage of those opportunities so that we can still get them onto high school on time," said Kanapaha Middle School principal Jennifer Wise.
Wise said the school isn't trying to make an example of those trying to finish on time, but said when students see some familiar faces they weren't expecting, it sends an important message.
"That they really realize the importance of everyday and every class and doing what you're supposed to do and getting your work done in the moment," said Wise. "Rather than getting all the way to the end and trying to figure out how you can make up for lost time."
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