North Side High School Summer LAUNCH
Fort Worth ISD is offering a first-of-its-kind opportunity for students this summer. Think of it as an exciting makeover to summer learning. And one of the biggest changes? It’s for everyone this year – K-12.
Called Summer Launch, the program will allow students to catch up or accelerate their learning and recover credits lost due to disruptions caused by COVID-19. It will include both academic and enrichment activities (STEM, arts, and more), and all courses will have a math or literary focus.
Registration begins May 17 and parents will find all the information they need and the registration form at www.fwisd.org/summerlaunch.
Summer Launch will also be learning at its most fun and engaging. Partners such as Read Fort Worth, Clayton YES!, and United Community Centers will assist the District in providing high-quality, high-energy learning experiences. Some courses will put students in off-campus settings, such as museums.
At the high school level, students can participate in either of these two ways or both:
- In Person
- Any student who failed two or more STAAR courses (such as English 1, English 2, Biology, Algebra, U.S. History) will be invited to participate.
- Students who failed one STAAR course and another class will also be asked to attend.
- Courses will be held at many campuses (construction work may prohibit classes at some campuses)
- All Virtual
- This component is credit recovery for all other courses (non-EOC, such as English 3, Geography, Algebra 2, Physics, Chemistry, Foreign Languages, P.E.), including enrichment courses.
- This will be asynchronous learning, using Edgenuity.
- Students can get in-person support at their campus, if needed.
Parents will find registration information, including a link to the registration form, at www.fwisd.org/summerlaunch. Parents can also register at their home campus.
- Parents or students will go to the form and make their summer school choices, including whether they want to learn more about enrichment options that may be available at their home campus. Not all campuses will offer enrichment options after lunch.
- This information will go to the campus, and the campus will contact the family to discuss their choice and other options.
- Campuses will also be inviting many students to attend summer school.
- Counselors will send the invitations and will be the main contact for families at middle schools and high schools.
- The contact at elementary schools will be an administrator and/or counselor.
- Bilingual/ESL programs will be offered by invitation.
Classes start June 23 and end July 22.
- Half-day academic sessions begin at 8 a.m. (elementary), 8:30 a.m. (middle school), and 9 a.m. (high school), and will be held Monday through Thursday.
- Enrichment classes may have extended hours but will mainly take place in the afternoon, giving some students the opportunity to participate full-day.
- Breakfast and lunch will be provided.
- Transportation will be provided.
HIGH SCHOOL REGULAR SUMMER SCHOOL PROGRAM
Parents, please contact your child’s counselor if you have any additional questions.
All high schools will be offering an individual summer learning program to serve the students in that area. Depending on the unique needs of each campus and the availability of staff, nearby campuses may be consolidated.
Dates and Times
Wednesday, June 23 – Thursday, July 22
Student report time: 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Teacher report time: 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Student Participation Criteria
Program 1: In-Person Attendance - Any student who has failed two or more End-of-Course (EOC) tested courses will be enrolled in the in-person summer program at their campus. Additionally, any student who has failed the End-of-Course (EOC) STAAR test and the course for the same content will be required to attend in-person learning sessions.
Program 2: Virtual Asynchronous - This will be offered virtually and will not require in-person attendance at any campus. All assignments will be completed asynchronously via Edgenuity. This program will be offered for all non-EOC STAAR courses, electives, and advanced courses.
Curriculum will be developed by the Department of Curriculum and Instruction for all in-person learning. The Edgenuity platform will be utilized for all virtual asynchronous courses.
In-Person Attendance Course Schedule
The course will be determined by individual campuses who are hosting a summer school program.
Virtual Asynchronous Course Schedule
Week 1: June 23-June 24 – Student check-ins, expectations, and organization
Week 2-5: June 28-July 20 – Virtual instruction with Edgenuity platform
Week 5: July 21-July 22 – Review and Exam Days
English IA and IB
Biology A and B
English IIA and IIB
Chemistry A and B
English IIIA and IIIB
Physics A and B
English IVA and IVB
IPC A and B
Algebra IA and IB
World Geo. A and B
Geometry A and B
World Hist. A and B
Algebra IIA and IIB
US History A and B
Pre-Calculus A and B
Math of Mod A and B
Spanish IA and IB
Spanish IIA and B