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Summer school registration open through June 13

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    Registration for summer school will continue through June 13 at Sulphur Springs High School. There is no cost for summer school, and bus transportation is available if a need is indicated on the registration form which is can be obtained from SSHS counselors. Forms should be returned to counselors no later than the June 13 deadline; there will be no late registration.

    Summer school consists of three components: Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills reviews, end of course (EOC) reviews and credit recovery.
    TAKS reviews are for juniors and seniors who have not yet passed all parts of the TAKS test — that’s any one or more of the English language arts, math, science or social studies portions of the test.
    TAKS reviews will be held at Austin Academic Center, 808 South Davis St. (former site of Austin Elementary). Classes are online June 17-20, June 24-27 and July 1-3, for a total of 22 hours. Students who register will be contacted by staff at Austin Academic Center for scheduling.
    Sulphur Springs High school students who are eligible to take exit level Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills retests for English language arts, mathematics, science, and/or studies will test at Sulphur Springs High School beginning on Monday, July 8, with the TAKS Exit English language arts test. The TAKS exit math will follow on Tuesday, July 9, the TAKS Exit science on Wednesday, July 10,  and TAKS Exit social studies test on Thursday, July 11, according to PEIMS coordinator Connie Johnson.
    All out of school students need to report to the SSHS campus library and must bring a picture ID with them in order to register and/or take the exit level test. Testers are asked to arrive no later than 7:50 a.m. on the date of the test. All tests will begin at 8 a.m.
    Makeup testing is not available for this testing cycle. If students or parents have questions regarding eligibility, test administration or tutoring, contact Carla Owens, testing coordinator, at Sulphur Springs High School, 903-885-2158, ext. 2222. The high school is located at 1200 Connally St.
    Out-of-school students are also asked to contact the school before the day of testing to register.
    EOC reviews are for freshmen and sophomores who were not successful on one or more EOC exam. EOC reviews will be taught by certified teachers June 17-20, June 24-27 and July 1-3, for a total of 22 hours. Hours are as follows:
    n 8-10 a.m. — English I-A , Kayla Overly  in room 206; English II-A, by Carla Baxley in room 201; and Algebra I-A by Kevin Tanton in room 110
    n 10 a.m.-noon — English I -B, Overly, room 206; English II-B, Baxley, room 201; Algebra I-B, Tanton, room 110
    n 12:30-2:30 p.m. — English I-C, Overly, room 206; English II-C, Baxley, 201; Biology A-Jessica Ashton Wells, room 506
    n 2:30-4:30 p.m. — English I-D, Overly, room 206; English II-D, Baxley, room 201; Biology-B, Wells, room 506.
    Credit recovery is for courses — which can be first or second semester or both — for which credit was not awarded.
    If a student did not pass an EOC test and did not earn credit for the course, the student should attend the EOC part of summer school. The student can earn credit for the course if that student successfully attend the EOC review summer school course and passes the EOC test in July. EOC retests will be administered July 8-19.
    Credit recovery is also being conducted online at Austin Academic Center, 808 South Davis St., from 8 a.m. to noon and 12:30-4:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday, June 17-20, June 24-27, July 1-3, July 8-11, July 15-18 and July 22-24. That’s 22 total days of credit recovery classes.
    Those planning to attend these classes should note that lunch is not provided. Students who stay through the lunch period (noon to 12:30 p.m.) should plan to bring a lunch with them when reporting for class.
    For further information, or to register for one of these summer school classes, contact an SSHS counselor at the school, 1200 Connally St., or 903-885-2158.




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