Registration opens for GCPS summer learning options

Photo by Tori Boone

Photo by Tori Boone

LAWRENCEVILLE — Registration will open Monday for Gwinnett County Public Schools’ summer session.

Summer school is offered to students in grades three to eight who have not met requirements for promotion to the next grade. The free session runs June 20 to July 14, with classes Mondays to Thursdays and a July 4 holiday.

But not all summer classes are designed to prevent retention.

Community schools, which are housed at each traditional high school, offer summer programs and classes for children of different ages. Offerings include sports camps, driver’s education courses and defensive driving classes. For more information about what will be offered, contact the community school director.

Additionally, the community schools also offer Introduction to Health and Introduction to Lifetime Fitness for rising ninth-graders, giving incoming freshmen a chance to complete some graduation requirements while freeing up time in their schedule for more classes they’d like to take.

Summer school at the high school level isn’t free, but students can choose to take courses either face-to-face or online to make up credit or for advancement. Tuition is $225 for Gwinnett County residents and $250 for out-of-county residents.

Face-to-face sessions will be offered June 14 to July 13 on Mondays through Thursdays with a July 4 holiday at Central Gwinnett High, Mill Creek High and Shiloh High.

Registration is open Monday to June 7 online at www.gcpssummerschool.com. Students and parents paying by cash or money order, along with out-of-county residents, must register in person from 9 a.m. to noon June 4 at Central Gwinnett High.

Online sessions, offered through the Gwinnett County Online Campus, will take place June 13 to July 11 or 12. Registration is open Monday to June 3 online at www.gwinnettonlinecampus.com.

Some courses will require material pick up on June 8 or 9. Final exams will be administered in a face-to-face setting. On-location meetings will also be required for health and physical education courses, as well as science labs.