The mission of the WJCC Summer Program is to provide students with an extended learning time that is challenging, innovative and highly supportive. Recognizing that students have a variety of educational needs and learn in different ways, the summer program will strive to help each student learn to think critically and creatively, master important skills and subject matter, achieve a sense of academic well-being and develop a life-long love of learning.
Summer programs will provide opportunities for:
- Reinforcing and increasing academic progress
- Introducing selected essential skills for the upcoming year.
- Engaging students in innovative learning experiences.
This guide provides teachers, staff and administrators with specific information about available summer programs. Staff should review this publication to determine which programs may be appropriate for students. When selecting a program, it is important to remember that all programs offered in the Williamsburg-James City Public Schools are available on a non-discriminatory basis.
Staff should note that offering these programs is dependent on the following factors:
- sufficient enrollment
- availability of qualified and appropriately endorsed instructional staff
- availability of funding
- availability of equipment and space at a particular school
Regular attendance at the summer program is very important because of the fast pace and high concentration of daily work. In order for the students to make sufficient progress, students are expected to be in attendance each day. Students with absences of two (2) or more will be dismissed from the Summer Program.
- K-8 – The lack of academic progress for students experiencing many absences and /or tardies will be reflected through teacher’s use of goal attainment check list.
- 9-12 – Each day’s work is the equivalent of a week’s work in the regular term. A student who misses more than two days for 1.0 unit courses, excused or unexcused, will not receive credit. Each tardy to school will count as ½ of an absence.
Any student whose behavior is disruptive and interferes with classroom instruction will be dismissed by the summer program principal. The WJCC Code of Student Conduct (available on the WJCC website) outlines the expectations for student behavior. Students will be subject to suspension or dismissal from classes if they violate policies with regard to student conduct.
Specific Summer Program dates and information are located in the Summer Programs links on the right side of the page.
Adherence to the School Board Code of Dress shall also be maintained: “All students are expected to wear dress appropriate to the occasion; extreme or ostentatious apparel or appearance is to be avoided. Any article of clothing or accessory which advertises alcohol or an illegal substance, depicts lewd graphics, displays offensive or obscene language, or is gang-related is forbidden.”
There are no exam exemptions during the Summer High School Program.
Breakfast is available during the Summer Program at the elementary and middle school level. Snack foods are available for purchase during the high school program.
- Kindergarten – grade 5, programs are held at Norge Elementary School.
- Grades 6 – 8, programs are held at Hornsby Middle School.
- Grades 9 – 12, programs are held at Warhill High School.
Students that would like to park on campus during the Summer High School Program must have a parking pass. A parking pass can be picked up during Open House. Rules will be issued with the parking permit.
- Students in grades K – 8 are by invitation ONLY (see the building principal for additional questions).
- Students in grades 9 – 12 can register with the school counselor.
Transportation is provided for K-8 (general education) students, ESL students and pre-K – 12 special education students. General Education high school students will use personal or public transportation.
Tuition assistance is available for high school credit-recovery, credit-bearing and enrichment courses (forms available in the school counseling office). Parents must complete a Withdrawal Form and submit it to the Summer Program office by July 9. No refunds will be made for withdrawals after this date. All refunds will be given within 10 business days and must be picked up by a parent from their child’s school. No refund of fees will be made if a student is dismissed for disciplinary reasons or excessive absences.
If you have additional questions regarding summer school, please contact Valerie DiPaola, Senior Director for Curriculum and Instruction at firstname.lastname@example.org