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    Introduction to 2022 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 4, 2022 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 22 state-based hourly rate.  Any individual serving in a classified role for summer school will be paid at his/her true hourly rate. 

     

    1. Extended School Year (ESY) – District Staff 
    2. High School Summer School: Math, ELA, Science, Social Studies – District Staff 
    3. Middle School Learning Camp- District Staff 
    4. Elementary School Learning Camp- District Staff 
    5. Forsyth Virtual High School Offerings – District Staff 
    6. Georgia Virtual School – GAVS Employees 
    7. Mountain Education Charter High School- MECHS Employees 
    8. Title I Summer Programs – Staffed by Title I school personnel ONLY 
    9. Title III Immigrant Credit Accrual Summer Program – Staffed by Title III 

     

    1. Extended School Year (ESY)

    Program Leader: Kristi Quinn/Lisa Williams                                       

    Location:  Kelly Mill Elementary School/Forsyth Central High School (iFocus) and Virtual 

    Dates: Monday-Thursday June 6, 2022 through June 30, 2022   

    The system's Extended School Year (ESY) program is for identified special education students. The program will run four days per week (Monday - Thursday), from 8:00-12:00 (staff hours).   Teachers must have appropriate special education certification to apply for teaching positions.  If you are interested in applying for a position with ESY, complete the ESY application.  Once you have completed the application, Ms. Horak will review and forward to Kristi Quinn/Lisa Willilams for approval. 

    *The IFocus program will continue with a six-week format and will run from June 7th-June 30th and July 12th- July 22nd.  

     

    2. High School Summer School 

    Program Leader: Mary Cooper 

    Location: Otwell Middle School

    Dates:  Teacher Preplanning: May 31, 2022 

       Week One: June 1-3, 2022 (Wednesday-Friday) 

       Week Two-Five: June 6-30, 2022 (Monday-Thursday) 

    Morning Sessions: 8:00 am -11:30 a.m.  GSE Algebra I, GSE Geometry, GSE Algebra II, AMDM, and Pre-calculus will be offered for recovery credit only.  Rising ninth graders who are entering high school with weak preparation for Algebra I will participate in an Algebra Readiness course (noncredit). Only teachers with certification should apply.  Experienced teachers of these subjects will be given preference.  Some positions will also require additional certifications in Special Education or ESOL.  Students will register through their school counselor and no course fee will be assessed due to Cares Act funding. Transportation and lunch will be provided at no cost to students. Any EOC (End of Course) associated with these courses will be administered June 27-30, 2022.

    Afternoon Sessions: 12:00 pm - 3:30 p.m.  9th Lit/Comp, 10th Lit Comp, American Lit/Comp, World History, US History, Government, Econ, Physical Science, Biology, Earth Systems, and Environmental Science will be offered for credit recovery.  Only teachers with certification should apply.  Experienced teachers of these subjects will be given preference.  Some positions will also require additional certifications in Special Education or ESOL.  Students will register through their school counselor and no course fee will be assessed due to Cares Act funding. Transportation and lunch will be provided at no cost to students. Any EOC associated with these courses will be administered June 27-30, 2022.

    2022 FCS HS Summer School Application

     

    3. Middle School Learning Camp 

    Program Leader: Mary Garner 

    Location: Otwell Middle School 

    Dates:  Teacher Preplanning: May 31, 2022 

                 Week One: June 1-3 (Wednesday-Friday) 

        Week Two-Four: June 6-30 (Monday-Thursday) 

    Morning Sessions: 8:00 am-11:30 a.m.– Rising 6th-rising 8th graders who have been identified by their schools will be invited to participate in a middle school ELA and math readiness camp (noncredit). Only teachers with certification should apply.  Experienced teachers of these subjects will be given preference.  Some positions will also require additional certifications in Special Education or ESOL.  Students will register through their school counselor and no course fee will be assessed due to Cares Act funding.  Transportation and lunch will be provided at no cost to students. 

    2022 FCS MS Summer School Application

     

    4. Elementary School Learning Camp 

    Program Leader: Amy Bartlett 

    5 Site Coordinators and 5 Locations: Leslie Storm (Coal Mountain), Beth Moody (Poole’s Mill), Shelley McCannon (Cumming), Amanda Wickman (Haw Creek), MaryClaire Radaszewski (Brandywine) 

    Dates:  Teacher Preplanning: May 31, 2022 

       Week One: June 1-3, 2022 (Wednesday-Friday) 

       Week Two-Five: June 6-30, 2022 (Monday-Thursday) 

    Morning Sessions: 8:00 a.m.-11:45 a.m.– Rising 1st-5th graders who have been identified by their schools will be invited to participate in an elementary school ELA and math readiness camp. Teachers and paraprofessionals with certification should apply.  Experienced teachers of these subjects will be given preference.  Some positions will also require additional certifications in Special Education or ESOL.  Students will be identified and invited by their base schools. No course fee will be assessed due to Cares Act funding.  Transportation and lunch will be provided at no cost to students. 

     

    5. Forsyth Virtual High School Offerings

    Program Leader: Drew Hayes   

    Location: Forsyth Virtual Academy 

    Date: June 1, 2022 – July 13, 2022 

    Forsyth Virtual Academy will offer students the option to earn credit for High School Personal Fitness, Health, Spanish 3, US Government, Economics, Visual Arts I, Geometry A, and Introduction to Healthcare Science.  Rising high school and high school students can sign up through ClassLink by clicking on the FVA Summer Registration icon.  The cost for .5 credit courses (Personal Fitness, Health, US Government, Economics, Geometry A) is $247.50 per course and 1.0 Credit courses (Spanish 3, Intro to Healthcare Science, Visual Arts I) start at $495.  All questions and concerns should be forwarded to dhayes@forsyth.k12.ga.us. 

     

    6. Georgia Virtual School (GAVS)

    Program Leader: Jason Naile 

    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 Foreign Languages.  Some electives are offered as well. Any EOC testing needs from GAVS courses will be given July 11-14, 2022, at the students’ base high school. 

    See https://www.gavirtualschool.org/Course-Info/Summer-2022-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 2022 

    March 15: Registration Opens 

    June 6: Summer courses begin 

    June 9: Last date to register for summer courses  

    June 10: Last date to make payment for summer courses 

    June 13: Last date to start summer courses 

    July 11-14: Final Exams 

    July 22: Final Grades Released 

     

    Students should contact their school counselor or GAVS facilitator for information how 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 2022. All questions and concerns about GAVS courses should be directed to Jason Naile at jnaile@forsyth.k12.ga.us or 770-887-2461 x 204408.  Jason Naile will forward an email to Tracie Rutan with the names of the facilitators assigned and amount of the facilitator fee. 

     

    7. Mountain Education Charter High School (MECHS)

    Site Administrators:   Kim Barnes, Phil Schmidt, and Joel Posey    

    Regional Director:     Greg Williams 

     

    1160 Dahlonega Highway 

    Cumming, GA  30040  

    Phone: 678-965-4971  

    Monday-Thursday: 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm 

      

    Mountain Education Charter High School (MECHS) is a collaborative effort of Bartow, Cherokee, Dawson, Elbert, Fannin, Forsyth, Gilmer, Hall, Lumpkin, Murray, Pickens, Rabun, Towns, Union, and White County School Systems. The MECHS collaborative organization also operates sites in Habersham and Stephens Counties. MECHS is an academic, self-paced, individualized, evening high school that serves students who are seeking a non-traditional school environment and who desire a Georgia high school diploma.  

      

    MECHS also serves students who need to make up missed credit from their regular high school, enabling them to stay on academic track and graduate with their peers.    

      

    MECHS is a year-round high school that offers all Georgia required curriculum courses as well as a variety of vocational courses and state-mandated testing.  While students cannot enroll at Mountain Education this summer for credit recovery, they can enroll for initial credit for courses in Math, ELA, Science and Social Studies. Students should check with their school counselors for more information.  Tuition for summer classes is $150 per course. 

     

    8. Title III Summer Programs-Immigrant Credit Accrual Summer Program 

    High School Immigrant Credit Accural Summer School Details

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    DP 4/12/22