Introduction to 2021 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 5, 2021 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 21 state-based hourly rate.  Any individual serving in a classified role for summer school will be paid at his/her true hourly rate.

    A. Extended School Year (ESY) – District Staff

    B. High School Summer School: Math, ELA, Science, Social Studies – District Staff

    C. Forsyth Virtual High School Offerings – District Staff

    D. Georgia Virtual School – GAVS Employees

    E. Mountain Education Charter High School (MECHS Employees)

    F. Title I Summer Programs – Staffed by Title I school personnel ONLY


    A. Extended School Year (ESY)

    Program Leader:  Kristi Quinn/Lisa Williams                                         

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

    Date:  Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday June 8, 2021 through July 22, 2021.  Off week of July 5-9, 2021

    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 (staff hours).   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.

    B. High School Summer School

    Program Leader:  Kelli Schuyler

    Location:  Forsyth Central High School

    Dates:    Teacher Preplanning: June 1, 2021

    Week One: June 2-4 (Wednesday-Friday)

    Week Two-Four: June 7-24 (Monday-Thursday)

    Morning Sessions: 8-11:30 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 pay $300 for a course.  Any EOC associated with these courses will be administered June 21-24.

    Afternoon Sessions: 12-3:30 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 Title funding.  Any EOC associated with these courses will be administered June 21-24.

    Middle School students needing to recover credit from 2020-21 in Physical Science may participate in the high school summer school program.

    C. Forsyth Virtual High School Offerings

    Program Leader:  Drew Hayes  

    Location:  Forsyth Virtual Academy 

    Date:  June 2, 2021 – July 14, 2021

    Forsyth Virtual Academy will offer students the option to earn credit for High School Personal Fitness, Health, Spanish 3, Intro to Digital Technology, US Government, Economics, Visual Arts I and a non-credit STEAM Camp for middle and high school students.  Rising high school and high school students can sign up through ClassLink – Forsyth Virtual Academy Summer School under the Academies of Creative Education.  The cost for .5 credit courses (Personal Fitness, Health, US Government, Economics) is $247.50 per course and 1.0 Credit courses (Spanish 3, Intro to Digital Technology, Visual Arts I) start at $495. FVA will also be offering a non-credit camp (STEAM Camp) to all middle and high school students for $199.  All questions and concerns should be forwarded to dhayes@forsyth.k12.ga.us.

    D. 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 Foreign Languages.  Some electives are offered as well. Any EOC testing needs from GAVS courses will be given July 12-15, 2021 at the students’ base high school.

    See https://www.gavirtualschool.org/CourseInfo/Summer2021Courses.aspx 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 2021

    May 1: Registration Opens

    May 15: Student Orientation Opens

    June 7: Summer courses begin

    June 11: Last date to register and pay for Summer courses

    June 14: Last date to begin Summer courses

    July 9: Last date to withdraw from Summer courses

    July 10-15: Final Exams

    July 22: 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 2021. 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.


    E. Mountain Education Charter High School (MECHS)

    Site Administrators:   Kim Barnes and Phil Schmidt, Forsyth site

    Site Administrators:   Frank Gordy and Joel Posey, Hill Center site

    Regional Director:     Greg Williams


    Forsyth Site:                                                                                        Hill Center Site:

    1130 Dahlonega Highway                                                                 136 Almon C. Hill Center Drive

    Cumming, GA  30040                                                                         Cumming, GA  30040

    Phone:  678-965-4971                                                                       Phone:  678-965-4971

    Fax:  678-965-5022                                                                            Fax:  678-965-4972

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


     F. Title I Summer Programs

    Title I Summer Programs

    * All Title I summer programs will be staffed by teachers who are currently teaching at that Title I school only. 

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