In-person summer school is canceled for Columbia Public Schools students this year, Superintendent Peter Stiepleman announced Thursday at a Columbia School Board meeting.
The district is considering an optional in-person August session as well as the possibility of additional sessions throughout the 2020–21 school year.
Summer classes will be available online in June and July to high school students primarily. These will be credit advancement and credit recovery courses, which are taken mostly by high school students but in some cases by middle schoolers, district spokesperson Michelle Baumstark said.
Letter grades will be given for these classes. Right now, a pass-fail system is being used as part of the district’s COVID-19 alternative learning plan.
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