McKinney, Texas - Keeping in tune with McKinney ISD students’ experience this spring, summer school for 2019–2020 will take place online this year.
"In light of the governor's extensive list of requirements to hold in-person summer school, I am electing to go all-virtual with summer school in MISD,” said Superintendent Dr. Rick McDaniel.
The plan for a virtual summer school includes online lessons and activities for students in need of credit recovery, bilingual/ESL students and special education students as well as enrichment resources for students looking to extend their learning during the summer months.
High School students will use the APEX online platform for credit recovery; campus staff are in the process of contacting these students with information about registration.
For MISD’s Pre-K and kindergarten English learners who currently participate in a bilingual or ESL program, the district will provide summer school instruction delivered virtually through a hybrid learning model—a blend of online real-time interaction with a teacher and lessons delivered through Seesaw.
Students who receive extended school year (ESY) services will do so in a digital teaching and learning format this summer using the Canvas and Seesaw platforms.
For grades Pre-K through eight, the district’s Enrichment at Home website will launch a summer component at the end of the school year featuring a broad range of fun enrichment opportunities for all students that include P.E. activities and activities for students identified as gifted and talented. They are all designed to engage students independently and do not require parents to take on the role of teacher.
“Our goal, in addition to the necessity of credit recovery,” said McDaniel, “is to give our students opportunities to extend learning over the summer months in ways that are engaging and fun, to keep them mentally focused and prepared to start school in the fall.
“This has been a school year like no other, so I hope that this summer is also a time for our students to rest and be refreshed. I think I can speak for the entire staff of McKinney ISD when I say that we look forward to the day that we are able to see our students again in person. For now, have a great summer!”