Areas of Impact
Summer Learning Opportunities
Gateway High faculty have assembled an impressive array of activities in all disciplines for students to take on during the summer. As they are ungraded and optional, all are designed to be relevant to students’ lives, maximize student choice, and be fun! It’s a great opportunity to go-in depth into topics constrained by the typical school schedule or that aren’t quite covered by state standards. And while it’s true most students probably have literally nothing better to do, the deal is made sweeter by a prize raffle: completed projects earn entries into two different raffles for teen-friendly gift cards.
Getting your average middle or high schooler to agree to complete optional assignments during the summer sounds, well, laughable. But this is not shaping up to be an average summer! Most adolescent summer pastimes – sports, trips, swimming, jobs, even lazing around with a group of friends – are on hold or seriously curtailed this year. Even so, the threat of summer slide is no less a reality – even more so, in fact, given that many students have been unable to engage fully in their studies while sheltering in place for a variety of reasons.