Summer is a great time to grow knowledge

Staff Writer
Columbus Parent

Columbus City Schools (CCS) offers a variety of summer programs for students who have completed kindergarten through 12th grades that facilitate credit recovery, reinforce subject matter for those performing below grade level and help transition students to the next level. CCS also offers a summer program to prepare students for the administration of the Ohio Graduation Test.

Summer school information, including calendars and registration forms, is available at by selecting the For Your Information or Parents & Students links. Summer school calendars are listed with the other district calendars. Packets are also available at the student's school and the Summer School Office located in the Shepard Center at 873 Walcutt Ave. High school students can register at the location they will take classes. Students in elementary and middle schools register by returning completed forms to the child's school or to the Summer School Office. Some programs require a principal's referral.

Elementary, middle school, Summer Bridge and Summer OGT Institute courses are available free of charge to students enrolled with CCS. High school programs cost $100 per course, with the exception of physical education, which is $50. For more information contact the Summer School Office at (614) 365-5010.

New this year, CCS is offering AP Summer Boot Camps to prepare students for Advanced Placement courses in English or calculus. The programs are free for CCS students enrolled in AP classes in these subjects for the 2009-2010 school year. Both camps will be held at Fort Hayes High School, 546 Jack Gibbs Blvd., from noon to 4 p.m., Monday, August 10 through Friday, August 14. Transportation is not provided. Students choose either the English or calculus camp. Students register by returning a completed application by May 26 to the Gifted and Talented Office at 873 Walcutt Ave. and can call (614) 365-6626 for more information.