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Get schooled on North Syracuse summer school

School's out! However, some students will be back in session within a few weeks for summer school in the North Syracuse Central School District.

The district offers a high school and junior high school summer session through Onondaga County Madison BOCES.

Nearly 1,000 students attended classes within these programs in 2009, however this total includes both North Syracuse students and students from other schools such as Baldwinsville, Solvay and Marcellus.

The high school program maintains almost 250 students for seventh and eighth grade, while approximately 500 students occupy classes for ninth through 12th grade.

Subjects covered during summer school include Spanish for seventh and eighth grade, and for all high school program students -- math, science, social studies and English.

Classes commence July 7 and run through Aug. 12 with students attending either Monday through Friday or Monday through Thursday.

Regents Exams for the summer session will from Aug. 17 to 20.

Report cards, along with summer school requirements and recommendations will be mailed to student households June 25.

Students who fail a course that precludes them from advancing to the next grade level (or graduating) are required to take summer school, while students who fail and would have to repeat a course the following year are recommended to the program, according to Stephen Nevins, NSCSD director of pupil personal services.

If a student fails grade 10 English, he or she would have to repeat it the following year while also taking grade 11 English, said Stanley Finkle, NSCSD assistant superintendent.

Nevins said building counselors have already reviewed many student marks and have made phone calls for registration already.

If a student fails a class in three marking periods, he or she will be recommended for summer school, Nevins said.

"This can become an issue with scheduling, also," said Nevins in regard to taking the same subject in two class sections.

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