• Introduction to 2020 Summer Programs Offered

    Through Forsyth County School System

     

    The programs listed below are opportunities for students.  Only those noted will hire district staff for summer positions.  If you are interested in applying for a summer program position, the deadline for accepting all applications or emails of interest is 5 p.m., Wednesday, May 6, 2020 or until positions are filled.  Please note that any individual serving in a certified professional position for summer school will be paid at the FY 20 state-based hourly rate.  Any individual serving in a classified role for summer school will be paid at his/her true hourly rate.

     

    Extended School Year (ESY) – District Staff

    1. High School Summer School Math Academy – District Staff
    2. Title IV High School Summer Program-District Staff
    3. Forsyth Virtual High School Offerings – District Staff
    4. Georgia Virtual School – GAVS Employees

     

    1. Extended School Year (ESY)

      Program Leader:  Kristi Quinn/Lisa Williams                                         

      Location:  Online/distance learning

      Date:  Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday June 2 to July 16, 2020.  Off week of June 29-July 3, 2020

      The system's Extended School Year (ESY) program is for identified special education students. The program will run three days per week (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday), from 8:00-12:00 using distance learning.  Given the distance learning format, we will be hiring certified special education teachers, speech therapists, occupational and physical therapists to work a total of 15 hours per week.  If you are interested in applying for one of the summer school positions, please complete the internal application for ESY through AppliTrack.  Teachers must have appropriate special education certification to apply for teaching positions. Once you have completed the application, Ms. Horak will review and forward to Kristi Quinn for approval.

    2. High School Summer School Math Academy

      Program Leader:  Andra Cruse

      Location:  Forsyth Virtual School

      Date:  Monday through Thursday, June 1-25, 2020 (9:00 am-1:00 pm)

      Summer School Math Academy is designed to allow students the opportunity to earn credit for previously failed GSE Algebra I, GSE Geometry, GSE Algebra II and Pre-calculus.  The instruction will be provided in a virtual learning setting. Only teachers with certification should apply.  Experienced teachers of these subjects will be given preference.  Some positions may require additional certifications in Special Education or ESOL.  Staff hours will be from 8:30 am -1:30 pm.  Students will register through Forsyth Virtual: $300 for a course. 

    3. Title IV High School Summer Program

      Program Leader:  Jill McKee

      Location: Forsyth Virtual School

      Date:  Monday through Thursday, June 1-18, 2020 (8:00 am to 1:00 pm)

      The Title IV High School Summer Program is designed to allow 9th- 11th grade students the opportunity to earn credit for previously failed English Language Arts (9th & 10th Grade Lit/Comp; American Lit/Comp) and Science (Biology, Physical Science, Earth Systems and Environmental Science) courses.  The instruction will be provided in a virtual learning setting. Only teachers with certification should apply.  Experienced teachers of these subjects will be given preference.  Some positions may require additional certifications in Special Education or ESOL.  Staff hours will be from 8:00 am -1:30 pm. Students will register through their school counselor.

    4. Forsyth Virtual High School Offerings

      Program Leader:  Drew Hayes 

      Location:  Forsyth Virtual School

      Date:  June 2, 2020 – July 17, 2020

      Forsyth Virtual School will offer students the option to earn credit for High School Personal Fitness, Health, Spanish 3, Intro to Digital Technology, and US Government.  Rising 9th graders and current high school students can sign up through ClassLink – Forsyth Virtual Summer School under the Academies of Creative Education.  The cost for Personal Fitness, Health, and US Government is $240 per course plus PayPal fees ($247.50), and the cost for Spanish 3, and Intro to Digital Technology is $480 per course plus PayPal fees ($495).  All questions and concerns should be forwarded to dhayes@forsyth.k12.ga.us.

    5. Georgia Virtual School (GAVS)

      Program Leader:  Jason Naile and Phil Lyerly

      Georgia Virtual School (GAVS) will be holding classes this summer.  This summer school program is for initial and recovery credit for most core classes in the areas of English, Science, Social Studies, Math, and World Languages.  Some electives are offered as well.  See Georgia Virtual School Summer Courses for a complete list of course offerings. High School Course Tuition is $250 for half Carnegie unit and $500 for full Carnegie unit. Middle school courses are $250 per course. All summer middle school courses offered by GAVS are considered remedial.

      Summer 2020

      March 1: Registration open for all students

      May 1: Student Orientation Opens

      June 1: 6 week session begins

      June 5: Last day to apply and pay for 5 week session

      June 8: 5 week session begins

      July 4-9: Final Exams

      July 10: All courses end

      July 18: Final Grades Released

      Students should contact their school counselor or GAVS facilitator to enroll. Courses are not taught by Forsyth County Schools educators; however, each student will have an FCS facilitator available during the summer session.  All facilitators have been secured for summer 2020. All questions and concerns about GaVS courses should be directed to Jason Naile at jnaile@forsyth.k12.ga.us or 770-887-2461 x 203362.  Jason Naile will forward an email to Tracie Rutan with the names of the facilitators assigned and amount of the facilitator fee.

    dp 4/30/2020