Summer Programming 2020

Virtual Summer Programs Build Academics
Posted on 07/29/2020

Nearly 250 students are participating in virtual academic programming this summer through MOBOCES.

About 150 students from four districts - Camden, Canastota, Hamilton and Oneida - are enrolled in this year’s Regional Academic Summer School. The six-week program is primarily aimed at students trying to recover required course credits.

caterpillarThis year, 17 different courses in all core subject areas are being offered in a fully-online format. Summer School Principal Chadwick Nower said about 97% of students are logging in and accessing content regularly.

About 100 students are enrolled in the six-week Extended School Year program. There are 16 summer classrooms that include students from the Autism, STARRS, Elementary IMN, Elementary Skills Development and Middle/High School Community Based programs.

Although virtual, the ESY program is still emphasizing a hands-on learning approach to literacy, academic, social emotional and daily living skills for students.

cteTeachers and students meet over Google Classroom and students then work independently on projects, assignments and skill-building activities. Recent schoolwork has included cooking and baking following a set recipe, household chores, physical challenges, color-themed science experiments, tracking the life cycle of a butterfly, and an environmental challenge.

Participating students are from 14 districts: Camden, Canastota, Hamilton, Madison, Morrisville-Eaton, Oneida, Rome, VVS, Cazenovia, Clinton, Oriskany, Remsen, Westmoreland and Whitesboro.