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Summer Learning

Summer – A Time to Shine!

Learning never ends, regardless of age, and in Northside ISD our learning options are equally varied. The spring semester was certainly unique, so we are expanding our traditional summer school to reach more students through our NISD Summer Academies. 

Whether you want to catch up in your studies, strengthen your skills, learn something new, or try to get ahead, Summer 2020 is your time to shine!

Northside ISD is offering Secondary Online Summer opportunities during the summer months. Some classes will also be held on campuses.

Northside ISD is offering programs in a way that keeps students and staff safe. The following safety measures will be in place when students are in a classroom:

  • Small class sizes; students/desks will remain 6-feet apart
  • No sharing of materials/supplies
  • Face coverings required for all adults and students
  • Daily student/teacher screenings
  • Grab/Go Breakfast and Lunch in the classroom

The traditional High School Summer School will not happen this year. High school summer programming is designed to help students who might need to re-engage and re-connect in various programs, as well as those needing to accelerate the accumulation of credits or to retrieve a lost credit. Possible program offerings include basic and accelerated programs, enrichment activities through Fine Arts, AVID, CTE, and other programs. Accelerated Instruction for students who fail an End of Course test will be available tuition-free at each comprehensive high school. Most programs are for specific groups of students. Teachers will contact families about participation and registration. 

How to register:

There is no cost to attend most high school summer programs; however, some programs are by invitation and some are open enrollment. Your campus will contact their families about student registrations. For specific questions, contact your campus office: 210-397-4200.

 

Programs Options for students:

System

Program

Description

Dates and Times

Criteria

Virtual

Credit Retrieval/Credit Acceleration

 

Session 1: June 22-July 14 (holiday July 2-3); 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Session 2: July 15-Aug. 5, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.   

Any student who meets the state’s at-risk criteria and has a need to recover and/or accelerate courses needed for graduation (Seniors are priority)

Virtual

Credit Acceleration for Advancement

Courses include: Communication Application, World Geography, Personal Financial Literacy, Psychology, Street Law, Advanced Qualitative Reasoning, Integrated Physics, and Chemistry, Health, Government, Economics

Session 1: June 22-July 14 (holiday July 2-3); 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Session 2: July 15-Aug. 5, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. 

Any rising 9th graders should contact their middle school counselor on June 8 or 9, and current 9, 10, & 11-grade students contact their campus counselor to register. Tuition-based, $100 per student.

Any out-of-district students should contact the counseling office at any NISD comprehensive high school to register on June 10.

 

Information about Summer Feeding Programs

Northside ISD knows that hunger doesn’t take a break during the summer so will work to meet the nutritional needs of students during the summer months. Grab-and-go breakfasts and lunches are available to children 18 years old and younger at 19 schools.

Distribution Sites: Adams Hill, Burke, Carlos Coon, Carnahan, Cody, Driggers, Martin, Mary Hull, Mead, and Rhodes elementary schools; Hobby, Jones, Luna, Pease, Rayburn, Stinson, Vale, and Zachary middle schools; and Holmes High School

Distribution Dates: Monday, June 8 through Thursday, July 2*

Distribution Times: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Process: Meals will be provided in each school’s bus loop. Students do not have to be present to pick up but parents/guardian must show an official letter/email from school listing children enrolled, individual student report card per child, attendance records from school, birth certificate, or student ID card per child. The child does not have to be an NISD student. Food will be placed in the vehicle’s trunk in order to honor social distancing.

*Keep checking the NISD website (www.nisd.net) for the latest news and updates on Northside’s Summer Feeding Program. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act includes a benefit called Pandemic-EBT (P-EBT) for children up to age 21 who received free or reduced-price school meals in the 2019-2020 school year but their school is now closed. The child must attend school in Texas to be eligible. Applications are open until June 30. 

 

 

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