Detroit summer school academy adds programs, targets pre-K and non-district students
Additions are part of new strategic plan to increase enrollment, improve academic performance
The Detroit Public Schools is expanding its summer school academy, reaching out to non-district students and offering a pre-kindergarten transitions program.
The additions are part of a new strategic plan to increase enrollment and improve academic performance.
A credit recovery program gives high school students in and outside the district the chance to retake failed courses and stay on track for graduation.
A program focusing on social studies and science is offered for kindergarten through eighth-graders. It will be mandatory for underperforming students in grades four through eight at 37 schools.
The summer academy targets about 14,000 students and runs from June 17 through July 26.
The district has been under state oversight since 2009. A budget deficit of more than $300 million has been pared to about $76 million.
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