Important info from School Board Chairman Ryan Sawyers reveals the stakes around the May 6 Board of County Supervisors meeting that will decide if funding will support the unanimously-passed 2016-17 School Board budget for educating 88,000 PWCS students. Click for the facts
Another Chance to Succeed, Improve Skills, Take a New Course or Enrichment Class— Register for the PWCS Summer Program
The PWCS Summer School Program offers opportunities for remedial or new courses as well as enrichment. Check out “Resources” under the “Students” tab on the PWCS home page for full details.
Elementary and middle school students can attend a remedial program which is aligned with the school year curricula and focuses on language arts and math. At the middle school level, students participate in a social skills component. Students will be taught core skills and strategies with activities that keep them engaged and interested.
Young Picassos and Rembrandts are invited to explore “Color Your World” in the annual PWCS Summer Art Enrichment program. The program is open to all local-area students currently in grades 2–8.
High school students in grades 9–12 may take courses for new or repeat credit. With approval from the student’s base school administrator or designee, rising ninth-grade students (2015–16 current eighth grade students) may also take certain high school classes for credit. Additionally, a two-week SOL Remediation course will be held for all end-of-course tests and the SOL will be administered at the end of the class. The Virtual High School at Prince William County Schools (VHS@PWCS) is a program designed to expand the access of challenging curricula through the delivery of high quality online courses. Details may be found on the PWCS website.
Summer school provides students with more individualized instruction due to smaller class sizes. It also allows students to accelerate their course work or take a course that was previously failed. Summer school gives students the opportunity to focus on one or two classes in a more relaxed learning environment. One of the goals of the summer school program is that every student have a successful summer school experience which can ultimately improve a student's self-esteem and raise his or her personal academic expectations.