As a time-honored way of getting a jump on the upcoming academic year and accumulating credits, summer school is the clear choice for proactive pupils. These classes provide a way for middle and high school students to take on additional topics and even accelerate graduation. 21st Century Cyber Charter School (21CCCS) has made summer school courses available to all Pennsylvania students for 12 years in a row. While this has offered convenience to parents and students alike, 2020 has taught us that remote learning can be more than convenient – it can be a lifeline. The coronavirus pandemic forced traditional brick-and-mortar schools to cease in-school attendance for weeks on end while cyber charter schools continued on with business as usual.
The cyber charter school setting is perfect for summer courses and in the three reasons outlined below, we’ll show readers why this summer should be spent with 21CCCS educators!
Making up for lost time
It has been a difficult year for so many of us. Even if your academic career wasn’t inconvenienced by COVID-19, it’s possible that parents saw their daily lives derailed and a hectic schedule ensued. Re-opening schools across the U.S. remains a hotly-debated topic. Given that “three-quarters of U.S. states have now officially closed their schools for the rest of the academic year,” according to this NPR article, the future is uncertain. What parents can count on from a cyber charter school is an educational environment with none of the health risks seen at public school facilities.
Clean and convenient
All that’s required to participate in 21CCCS summer school classes is an Internet connection, a personal computer, and software. As public schools grapple with how to keep classrooms free from infectious material, per this recent CNN article, a cyber charter school student learns from the safety and comfort of their own home. It mirrors what millions of American students have been doing throughout the months of March and April (and foreseeably May and June) and that means hygiene at home is overseen by parents.
Personal paths plus professional delivery
The types of summer courses available to middle and high school students fall into two categories. The first is original credit for high school students who are taking a course for the first time. The second is credit recovery for middle school students as well as for high school remediation. Whether you’re enrolling in English Literature, Algebra I, or Environmental Science, all 21CCCS courses are taught by full-time educators who are certified teachers in Pennsylvania.
Registration dates for summer 2020 courses are as follows:
- Registration opens April 6 and closes on June 15.
- Original credit classes run from April 27 through July 30.
- Credit recovery classes run from June 22 through July 30.