2021 SUMMER SCHOOL OPTIONS AND PROGRAMS
The programs listed below are opportunities for students.
1. Extended School Year (ESY) – District Staff
2. High School Summer School: Math, ELA, Science, Social Studies – District Staff
3. Forsyth Virtual High School Offerings – District Staff
4. Georgia Virtual School – GAVS Employees
5. Mountain Education Charter High School- MECHS Employees
6. Title I Summer Programs – Staffed by Title I school personnel
1. 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).
2. 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, Statistical Reasoning, 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). Students will register through their school counselor and no course fee will be assessed due to Cares Act funding. Transportation will be provided at no cost to students. 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 Cares Act funding. Transportation will be provided at no cost to students. 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.
3. 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 email@example.com.
4. 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
5. 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: 1130 Dahlonega Highway, Cumming, GA 30040, Phone 678-965-4971
Hill Center Site: 136 Almon C. Hill Center Drive, 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.
6. Title I Summer Programs
- If you wish to take a course at any platform other than those listed above, please let your School Counselor know PRIOR to registering. We need to ensure that the platform you are using is accredited. Courses taken through non-accredited or unapproved platforms will not be honored.
- If you are a rising 9th grader, please indicate your base HIGH SCHOOL on any forms.
- If you fail a class during the school year and wish to retake the class over the summer, please contact your School Counselor before registering for anything. We have additional options that may be available to you.