- Elementary summer school (grades 2 through 5) begins June 8 and will be Monday-Friday through July 2 at Hemphill and Science Hall elementary schools. Transportation and free breakfast and lunch will be provided for all students. Hours will be from 7:45 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. Paige Collier, assistant principal of Hemphill Elementary School, will be the 2009 summer school principal.
- Middle school summer school will be Monday through Friday, June 8 through July 2, at Chapa Middle School. Hours are 7:50 a.m. to 12:10 p.m. Students currently in grades 6, 7, and 8 with an academic need will be referred for summer school from their home campus. Transportation and free breakfast and lunch will be provided for all students. John Salmeron, assistant principal of Barton Middle School, will be the 2009 summer school principal.
- Lehman High School (LHS) will be the site for summer school for any Hays CISD 9th-12th grader. School will be Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to noon. Transportation and free breakfast and lunch will be provided for all students. Robert Hensarling, assistant principal of Hays High School, will be the 2009 summer school principal.
- TAKS Review Summer School, for students who have not met the standard on the exit level exam, will be June 8 through July 10, with no class on July 3. Tuition is free. TAKS summer testing dates are July 14, 15, 16 and 17.
- Recovery Summer School, where high school students may “recover” credits, includes the four “core” subjects of English, science, social studies and math, as well as Spanish, health, foundations of fitness, communications and BCIS (business). Class will be June 8 through July 2 for all courses except BCIS, which will be until July 10 (no school on July 3). Cost for these classes is $200 for full-credit courses ($100 for half-credit courses). Fee waivers are available to reduce the cost for students who are eligible for free and reduced lunch.
- Acceleration “Get Ahead” Summer School will be offered for students wanted to get ahead in credits. Classes are June 8 through July 2 for communications applications and health. Classes are June 8 through July 10 for BCIS, Geometry PreAP and Algebra 2 Pre AP, with no class on July 3. Cost for these classes is $200 for full-credit courses ($100 for half-credit courses). Fee waivers are available to reduce the cost for students who are eligible for free and reduced lunch.
Applications are in the schools’ counseling offices and on the district web site, www.hayscisd.net. Registration for summer school will be May 4 through May 29.
Many of the schools and extracurricular programs are offering summer enrichment activities. For a list of these activities, please go to the district web site, www.hayscisd.net, or call 268.2141.
The district’s Wellness Encouraged through Lifelong Learning (WELL) Clinic at Science Hall Elementary School will be open for sports physicals, immunizations and other clinical visits throughout the summer. For an appointment, please call 268.5218. The school-based health center is open to all students of Hays CISD. Hours will be Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
— FROM HAYS CISD/JULIE JEROME