The Benefits of Summer School
Summer school can benefit students who have failed a class and fallen behind, as well as those who are ahead of their classmates and need additional stimulation. Summer school is also beneficial for students who want to skip ahead and graduate early.
Summer programs for high school students are compressed versions of the same types of courses offered during the school year. The same type of information is covered and the same learning objectives are met, but at an accelerated pace. Students will be granted the same credit weight as if they had taken the course during the school year, and will benefit from a smaller student to teacher ratio.
There are many different choices available to students who need or want to go to summer school. Of course, you can attend your local high school and work with many of the same teachers you would during the school year, or you can try to expand your horizons by attending summer school online, or go to a summer boarding school.
Summer School Online
Completing summer school online is a great option for students who are able to work independently. This may not be a recommended option for students who have had trouble passing the class in the past. However, if you're trying to upgrade, taking the course out of interest, or are trying to fast track through high school to graduate early, taking classes online will probably work well for you.
Remember, when working online you need to have strict self-control and the initiative to work independently. There is no teacher reminding you of due dates and assignments, and most of the work is self-taught. There is a lot of reading and writing involved in online courses.
Summer Art School
For the creatively inspired student, summer art school is a great place to practice your skills. Summer art school programs for high school students typically offer a lower student to teacher ratio, which will allow you more individual attention and time. If you're interested in pursuing art further in your academic career, perhaps in an arts school or post-secondary program, summer art school will help you get ahead.
Summer art school is also a lot of fun for students who are simply looking for an interesting activity during the holidays. You can have the chance to experiment with creative projects that you may not typically attempt during the school year, when you're busy trying to fulfill your required courses and focusing on completing classes most related to the academic path you've chosen.