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Prince William Co. expands summer programs

Registration is now open for the new Prince William County Summer Enrichment Program and there are a few new offerings this year.

Registration is now open for the new Summer Enrichment Program in Prince William County, Virginia, and there are new offerings this year.

In addition to its traditional summer learning, the Office of Teaching and Learning is offering 30 new programs, including a family engagement opportunity through county parks and recreation centers.

The Discovery Enrichment Experience is open to students of all levels.

Other courses include coding, acting, and cooking camps. Most programs are free. Students who receive a reduced or free lunch can request fee waivers and transportation, breakfast and lunch will be provided.

“We have a PWC story camp, we have a coding camp, we have the ‘kitchen’, we have a lot of exciting opportunities for arts students with our orchestra camp and also our choir camp,” said Rita Goss, Associate Superintendent for Teaching and Learning.

Also, on Wednesday, the Prince William County School Board discussed the updated summer school plan to address unfinished learning.

This year, the summer school has two parts.

The launch program, which is similar to the traditional summer school, where they will offer in-person learning for intensive remedial classes that support all K-12 students.

For high school students, the school system focuses on propelling students toward graduation, including credit recovery. Students will have the opportunity to participate in person and virtually, as well as opportunities for independent learning.

Parents have all been notified electronically via the school’s messaging system of summer course offerings. Schools follow up individually with letters to parents and schools are available to answer questions from parents who may be wondering if the children are a good fit for a program or need summer school.

Registrations for summer camps and summer courses are open until June 15.

Valerie Bonk of WTOP contributed to this report.

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