Sacramento region sees summer school enrollment spike

Thousands of students prepare to enter summer programs across the Sacramento area school districts as the 2021-2022 year comes to a close.Local districts believe the uptick in summer program enrollment is pandemic related.”They are looking to make up some of the academics that Might have been unfinished or lost during the pandemic,” said Travis Burke, director of special projects with Twin River Unified School District. The Twin Rivers district has nearly doubled its enrollment in its summer program this year compared to last, with over 2,000 students enrolled in 2022.”They just need more time in person, relationships with friends, and really looking for those opportunities that we didn’t get to experience even with the return of in-person learning,” Burke said.Other area districts are also seeing thousands enroll in summer programs. The San Juan Unified School District currently has an estimated 8,000 students enrolled in summer programs, that’s nearly a fifth of their entire student po pulation. The Sacramento City Unified School District currently estimates over 2,400 summer school enrollments, though the district expects more to join, because of a delay in announcement of their summer programs. Districts attribute the uptick in enrollment to parents wanting socialization and in-person learning for students.

Thousands of students prepare to enter summer programs across the Sacramento area school districts as the 2021-2022 year comes to a close.

Local districts believe the uptick in summer program enrollment is pandemic related.

“They are looking to make up some of the academics that might have been unfinished or lost during the pandemic,” said Travis Burke, director of special projects with Twin River Unified School District.

The Twin Rivers district has nearly doubled its enrollment in its summer program this year compared to last, with over 2,000 students enrolled in 2022.

“They just need more time in person, relationships with friends, and really looking for those opportunities that we didn’t get to experience even with the return of in-person learning,” Burke said.

Other area districts are also seeing thousands enroll in summer programs.

The San Juan Unified School District currently has an estimated 8,000 students enrolled in summer programs, that’s nearly a fifth of their entire student population.

The Sacramento City Unified School District currently estimates over 2,400 summer school enrollments, though the district expects more to join, because of a delay in announcement of their summer programs.

Districts attribute the uptick in enrollment to parents wanting socialization and in-person learning for students.

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