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Over 1,000 students register for summer school

Over 1,000 Peoria Public School students are registered to participate in summer school this year. Programs are being held at 17 schools and offsite locations. Many schools are offering instruction to bolster students’ reading and math skills. At the June 10 Board of Education meeting Associate Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction Dr. Sandra Wilson presented a summary of summer school programming for the district:


  • Summer school programs are offered at 17 schools and off-site locations;
  • Knoxville Center for Student Success (KCSS) has approximately 130 high school students enrolled for credit recovery
  • Over 130 students from Harrison Community Learning Center, Glen Oak Community Learning Center and Lincoln K-8 are attending an English Language Learners (ELL) program at Lincoln K-8.
  • To better serve their families’ needs, Lincoln K-8, Dr. Maude A. Sanders Primary School and Kellar Primary School are offering summer school at offsite locations. Lincoln K-8 has a program at Taft Homes. Dr. Maude A. Sanders Primary School’s summer school program is operating from the Salvation Army Peoria Family Service Center on Nebraska Ave. Kellar Primary School students can attend summer school at Royal Highlander Mobile Estates or International Place.
  • Some schools also are offering programs in addition to reading and math instruction. Franklin Primary School students can take sewing, STEM, fitness and art. Lindbergh Middle School offers a STEAM/Tech class and a pre-algebra class. Northmoor Primary School’s Camp Lots of Learning (LOL) begins each day with a camp-style sing-along and Hines Primary School is offering Kindergarten Basic Training for its incoming kindergarten class. Whittier Primary School students are able to use the basketball courts and other facilities at the Bradley University Markin Family Student Recreation Center 


Most of the summer school programs will run through June 27. The KCSS credit recovery program runs through July 12.


Whittier students at Marken Center