SSD Proud Moment Aug. 16, 2022

SSD Proud Moment Aug. 16, 2022
Posted on 08/18/2022

Santee Summer Academy

By Board President Elana Levens-Craig

Summer Academy

This year’s 4-week Santee Summer Academy for our general education had an average enrollment of over 400 students in incoming grades 1-8. There were 25 teachers on staff. Students were engaged in rigorous skills building and also got out of the classrooms to collect nature samples, do some outdoor learning, and engage in project-based learning. Each student received a free lunch or ‘brunch’. Students and staff were excited and motivated.

We also had a great Extended School Year program this year for our students with special needs. We had five PK classes and nine K-8 classes, serving 181 students.

One of the highlights of the Summer Academy was our Independence Day celebration. Students and staff wore red, white and blue, decorated classrooms and worked on patriotic projects and artwork. The staff lounge was stocked with red, white and blue themed snacks as well.