Dear McCallum Families,

As we finish this school year, I want to thank you for your flexibility and commitment to our AISD students. I want to share information about some programming we are offering in the days and months to come.

Summer learning is an opportunity for students to recover any incomplete grades or credits. Completing this work will ensure a strong foundation for the 2020-21 school year or grant seniors the ability to earn all necessary credits to graduate.  I know the past few months have not been easy or ideal. As some students may be facing the possibility of an Incomplete as the year comes to a close, I want to be sure you are aware of a variety of options to help.

Below you will find a listing and description of learning opportunities AISD is offering. Campus principals have identified students who may benefit from this additional learning so you may hear or have heard directly from them as well.

For more information about students who are K-8th, or for assistance, please visit the Austin ISD Summer Learning website or call the Department of School, Family and Community Education at 512-414-0112.

June Learning Opportunities:

High School Summer Learning: DELTA

The Diversified Education Through Leadership, Technology and Academics, or DELTA, program offers high school students an opportunity to work on incomplete grades and recover credit. Additionally, students can fulfill any graduation requirements that were not met during the school year. The program will be online, self-paced and is available 24/7 to accommodate any schedule. Students can earn up to two half-credits.

Session I will be available June 8-30 for seniors and rising seniors. DELTA courses will provide staff assistance Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 1:40 p.m. The following courses will be offered during the first session:

Algebra I Algebra II Geometry Math Models
Chemistry Biology Earth & Space Science Physics
Environmental Science English I English II English III
English IV U.S. History Economics Government
Psychology

High School Summer Learning: Scholars

The Scholars program offers high school students at Title I high schools (Eastside Memorial, LBJ, Navarro, Northeast and Travis seniors and rising seniors) an opportunity to work on incomplete grades or fulfill any graduation requirements that were not met during the school year. The program will be online, self-paced and available 24/7 to accommodate any schedule. Students will be able to earn up to two half-credits.

Session I will be available June 8-30. Scholars courses will provide staff assistance Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 1:40 p.m. The following courses will be offered during the first session:

Algebra I Algebra II Geometry Math Models
Chemistry Biology Earth & Space Science Physics
Environmental Science English I English II English III
English IV U.S. History Economics Government
Psychology

High School Summer Learning: Garza Online

High school students also have the option to enroll at Garza Independence High School, which offers year-round staff support. The Garza Online program gives students an opportunity to complete coursework at their own pace.

The Garza Online summer semester runs from May 27 to July 23. Teachers are available from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Students can continue to work into the fall semester. However, students will be informed that in order for their fall 2020 transcript to document the change from incomplete to pass, the student will need to complete required coursework by July 20.

The following courses are offered through Garza Online:

Creative Writing Art 1 Art 2 Communication
Health Education Foundations of Personal Fitness* Algebraic Reasoning Advanced Quantitative Reasoning
Integrated Physics & Chemistry Digital & Interactive Media Fundamentals of Computer Science Computer Science 1
Computer Science 2 Communication Applications English 1 English 2
English 3 Algebra 1 Algebra 2 Geometry
Math Models U.S. History World History Government
Economics Biology Physics Astronomy
Computer Science 1 Drawing Arts & Media

For further information go to Garza Online Website http://www.garzahighschool.com

July Learning Opportunities:

High School Summer Learning: DELTA

The Diversified Education Through Leadership, Technology and Academics, or DELTA, program offers high school students an opportunity to work on incomplete grades. Additionally, students can fulfill any graduation requirements that were not met during the school year. The program will be online, self-paced and is available 24/7 to accommodate any schedule.

High school 9th and 10th grade students will have the opportunity to recover up to 2 half-credits and/or make up incomplete grades during a morning and/or afternoon DELTA Session between July 13-31. Monday through Friday class schedules will allow students to have teacher- lead instruction and tutorial sessions during the hours of 9 a.m. through 2:30 pm. Students will be able to register online from June 25 and through July 3 on the AISD website.

Course offerings include:

Algebra I Algebra II Geometry Math Models
Chemistry Biology Earth & Space Science Physics
Environmental Science English I English II English III
English IV U.S. History Economics Government
Psychology

During these unprecedented times I appreciate our community, including our students, parents, and staff as we manage these changes together. I would also like to commend the staff that quickly transitioned our summer offerings into programs that will better keep our AISD family and our community safe.

For more information or assistance, please visit the Austin ISD Summer Learning website or call the Department of School, Family and Community Education at 512-414-0112.

Respectfully,

Brandi Hosack, Principal