There 477 students attending summer school classes in the USD 231 school district, Jill Smith, director of educational services, reported to school board members. The numbers include drivers education students and students in the extended school year special education.
There are 176 students enrolled in drivers education and 121 students taking general education summer school classes. Another 28 students are second through eighth graders in the enrichment program, while 112 students belong to the extended school year special education program.
Judy Martin, director of special services, told the board that the extended school year program is off to a fantastic start.
The program is open to students with Individual Education Programs (IEPs) and its goal is to assist those students in maintaing their current skill sets during sumer break.
According to a memo Martin wrote for board members, most of the students are included in general education classes with their peers, but a few specialized programs operate more independently.
Forty high school students are taking credit recovery classes.
Summer school programs are conducted at Wheatridge Middle School, at Gardner Edgerton High School and at Madison Elementary School. The majority of the students are taking advantage of a free breakfast and lunch summer food program, Smith reported.