Regional Academic Summer School
Regional Academic Summer School-High School
Our high school program provides a countywide general education summer school coordinated by Ulster BOCES for participating districts. The Instructional Services summer school coordinator works with district administration to design the structure and assess program needs. Pre-program staff development ensures standards-based and differentiated instruction. Students are continually assessed, and instruction is differentiated based upon results. Research-based instructional strategies are utilized to prepare students for Regents exams, and/or acquiring course credit. Feedback to students, parents, teachers, and districts is an essential component of this program and is embedded in participation reports, at-risk forms, and classroom observations. E-Learning options are available through the Virtual Learning Co-Ser 415.000.
Regional Academic Summer School-Middle School
Our middle school program is designed with district collaboration. We offer an intensive standards-based academic program for students with academic achievement gaps or students who need to acquire course credit. Pre-program staff development ensures Standards-based and differentiated instruction. Students are assessed during the program, and instruction is differentiated based upon results. All middle school students participate in a set schedule focusing on English Language Arts (ELA), Math, STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math), and Applied Humanities (Social Studies and ELA). Students have the opportunity to explore content through Project Based Learning. Feedback to students, parents, teachers, and districts is an essential component of this program and is embedded in participation reports, at-risk forms, and classroom observations.
Regents Testing [Extension]
August Regents testing is provided as a separate activity. Districts are billed for all students enrolled in summer school who take the Regents, as well as for exam-only students. It includes the costs of additional staffing for proctoring and scoring. Districts are responsible for providing proctors for Individualized Education Plan (IEP) or (English Language Learner) ELL students to comply with their test modifications. District participation in the high school program is required for students to take summer Regents through the Regional Academic Summer School. Additional fees may apply if fewer than 20 students attend Summer School.