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Registration open for full-day summer programming at city schools

A girl wearing brightly colored bracelets holds a pencil as she sits at a school desk.
Chuck Wainwright
Syracuse City Schools Flickr
A Syracuse City School District Student works on an assignment at Grant Middle School.

With summer fast approaching, school officials are looking to thwart any decrease in students' academic progress.

To combat this summer slide, Syracuse City School District will offer full-day programming for students at all levels.

Superintendent Anthony Davis says elementary to middle school students will spend mornings on math and reading, and afternoons reserved for their pick of enrichment activities, while high schoolers can complete a variety of offerings or also work on credit recovery, either to improve on a past grade or complete credits for a course they may have failed.

“Summer school registration is open," reminded Superintendent Davis during a recent board meeting. "A lot of different departments have been working together to create programming that combines academic and enrichment that will be engaging for our students. I think we have a great mix of both, and I am hopeful families will take advantage of all we have to offer.”

Students joining the Bea González Fellows Program can even earn a stipend. Rising sixth through eighth graders, $350, and rising ninth through 12th graders, $550. The program covers financial literacy, work readiness skills, self-care and career exploration. There is also a community service component. To earn the final stipend, students must complete at least 75% of the six-week program.

Additional summer enrichment activities include: eSports, college readiness, marching band, storytelling and the arts. Free breakfast and lunch is provided for all enrolled summer students; the schedule for meals will be available soon.

The deadline to register for SCSD's Summer Programming is May 19.