Fort Bend ISD offers opportunities for students to develop skills during summer months - April 2017
In Fort Bend ISD, learning doesn’t end for students on the last day of school. Students can continue developing skills throughout the summer months by taking part in various educational programs offered through the school district. FBISD offers summer programs to meet the needs of students at all school levels.
“Fort Bend ISD promotes life-long learning, which means students learn beyond the traditional classroom and beyond the traditional school calendar,” said Susan Voradakis, FBISD Director of Secondary Curriculum. “Summer brings many learning opportunities designed for students to keep moving forward in their education plan.”
Following is a list of summer program offerings from which FBISD families can choose for students.
2017 Summer School Programs
Fort Bend ISD offers summer school programs for students seeking remedial or original class credit.
High School Level – Two sessions will be available to students: Session 1 (June 12 – June 29) and Session 2 (July 10 – July 27). Classes are offered Mondays through Thursdays from 7:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. each week. Two locations will be available: Ridge Point High School (for students attending Dulles, Elkins, Hightower, Marshall, Ridge Point and Willowridge) and at Bowie Middle School (for Austin, Bush, Clements, Kempner and Travis).
Course offerings at the high school level include:
Pre-AP and AP courses (in math, social studies or technology) to prepare students for the next level of study in a discipline and successful performance on an Advanced Placement Exam.
Various courses (including English, Spanish, Biology, Government and Algebra) to gain remedial or original course credit
FBISD also offers to high school students an EOC Acceleration and a Summer O-Lab program. Parents may contact their student’s high school counselor for more details on these programs.
Middle School Level – Summer school courses for middle school students will be offered at Missouri City Middle School. Offered at the middle school level are:
Pre-AP high school courses for incoming ninth-grade students
Original high school courses for incoming ninth-grade students (in areas of art, speech, health, etc.)
Remedial course offerings for students who did not successfully complete courses in grades 6-8 during the 2016-17 school year that are needed for promotion to the next grade level
8th Grade Accelerated Instruction Program (SSI) for students who want to be academically successful on the third administration of the Reading and Math STAAR assessment
Elementary Level – FBISD offers an Elementary Accelerated Instruction Program (SSI) for current fifth-grade students who want to be successful on the third administration of the Reading and Math STAAR assessment. The program is free to students and will be offered at offered at two campuses: Seguin Elementary and Jones Elementary.
Families may contact their child’s school counselor to receive general summer school information. You can also visit the FBISD Summer School Program website to access online summer school brochures and information regarding registration, available courses, transportation, fees, dress code and more.
ELL Summer Programs
The District provides summer programs for English Language Learners (ELL) at all school levels to help students acquire basic communicative skills and develop academic language proficiency in English. The program offers courses for students entering K-1, a Rising Stars program for students in grades 2-6 and a Newcomers program for students entering grades 2-5, 6-8 and 9-12.
The Extended Day Summer Camp consists of nine one-week sessions, beginning June 5 – August 4. The program is open from 6:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at selected FBISD campuses. This year, the program will be held at six campuses (Baines Middle School, Fort Settlement Middle School, Jordan Elementary, Lexington Creek Elementary, Sugar Mill Elementary and Walker Station Elementary.)
FBISD’s Fine Arts Department hosts several camps during the summer for students interested in art, band, dance, orchestra and theatre.
Art Camp – Participants will study, explore and create art, as well as exhibit their work at the end of the week-long camp.
Band Camp – Students will have an opportunity to perform in a large ensemble, take part in small sectional rehearsals with like instruments, and take part in a public concert and social activity at the Main Event in the Fountains.
Dance Camp – Students will perform a camp-wide routine, performances in various age divisions and genres (including ballet, lyrical, jazz, hip-hop and improvisation), and take part in a public dance showcase.
Orchestra Camp – This camp will involve students in large ensemble performances, small sectional rehearsals, as well as instruction in sight-reading, basic theory and rhythm study before concluding with a public concert.
Theatre Camp – Participants will enjoy studying modern and classical theatre, improving acting and presentation skills, and taking part in improvisation, script analysis, blocking and stage movements, voice production and flexibility, back stage elements and stage combat. Students will also take part in an end-of-camp performance.
The District’s Title I Department hosts two summer programs – Kangaroo Kamp and Jump Start – for students at various Title I campuses. Participation in the programs are based on campus referrals. Contact the Title I Department for more details.
Special Education Summer Programs
FBISD also offers programs for students who benefit from Special Education services. For details, please contact the Special Education Department.
Summer Reading Lists
Each summer, FBISD’s Library Media Services Department provides families with summer reading lists to help secondary school students enhance their reading comprehension, vocabulary, and reading achievement in general. Summer reading supports and encourages students to become lifelong readers. For students’ reading pleasure, FBISD offers:
No matter what their interest or grade level, FBISD offers summer programs to meet the needs of all students. Parents may also check with their school counselors for campus and community programs that may be available to students during the summer.