It’s that time of year again when parents may be thinking of enrolling their children in summer school at the secondary school level. There may be many courses to choose from that specifically suit the student’s academic goals. It could be that the goal of the student’s education is to ‘fast track’, by gaining extra credits that can be used toward the graduation course requirement. In another scenario, a parent may want their student to re-take a course to achieve a higher mark and gain extra practice with their academic studies. Whichever path that is desired, a summer school education can ultimately lead to a higher focus in student’s academic abilities in subsequent years to follow.
Parents can discuss the possible course options with their children, to see which summer courses are a good fit and in line with their academic goals. Keep in mind that these courses are usually condensed into 2 weeks to a month, from the regular school semester of 5 months. This means that some planning needs to be involved if one is considering the option of pursuing summer school courses. The acquisition of a tutor who is well trained in the subject material could be very beneficial to a student who is faced with learning condensed material. Requesting information from the school’s guidance counsellors is also a great way to learn about the specifics of summer school courses that may be of interest.
Each student will have their own individualized academic goals, and at Tutor Scholar we strive to ensure that these academic goals are met. Enrolling in summer school is an excellent way to achieve those academic goals and we encourage students to take summer school courses, whether it be to boost their mark in a subject that was taken during the regular school semester or to get ahead and take a new course. Continued learning is a skill that can take an individual very far in their education and equip them for success in many facets of life.
The Tutor Scholar Administration Team
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