Winn Parish Superintendent, Al Simmons, announced the successful completion of summer learning activities in Winn Schools, “With the exception of Summer Jump Start classes that are still ongoing, we have completed summer learning with very positive results.”
Summer learning activities ran from June 1 through June 24 with classes in session four days each week. Over 500 students were enrolled throughout the parish with an average attendance rate of greater than 85%. “Students were served at each one of our campuses which was a change from previous editions of our summer program,” said Simmons. The summer activities for elementary and middle students consisted of instruction in literacy, mathematics and enrichment activities. High school students completed coursework in order to either recover credit that was not successfully completed during the school year or in preparation for retaking End of Course Assessments.
In order to provide the necessary instructional program during summer learning 61 teachers, 12 paraprofessionals, 8 custodians, 7 bus drivers, and 4 nurses were employed under the direction of the principal at each school. Funding for this ambitious program was available through monies provided by the state and federal government in response to the COVID -19 pandemic.
Jump Start classes which aim to provide high school students with career-readiness credentials will continue throughout the summer.