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Summer School 2011

Original post made by Pleasanton Parent on Mar 30, 2011

I was just looking at the PUSD website. There are no summer classes for Academic Enrichment this year. Only classes for "at-rick for retention" students.

I have a entering 6th grader that I wanted to send to summer school. He is good student and enjoys years past summer classes.

Does anyone know what happened to the summer classes? Where are other good summer programs?

Comments (8)

Posted by Well, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Mar 30, 2011 at 11:21 am

Welcome to budget cuts. The School district doesn't have the money to offer enrichment class. I would suggest trying the city.


Posted by Dana, a resident of Amador Estates
on Mar 30, 2011 at 12:01 pm

Quarry Lane in Dublin is offering summer school classes. This school simply has tremendous academics. Wonderful environment.

Quarry Lane's website > Web Link


Posted by concerned parent, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Mar 30, 2011 at 1:12 pm

"Quarry Lane in Dublin is offering summer school classes"

Unfortunately, it costs a fortune.


Posted by Dana, a resident of Amador Estates
on Mar 30, 2011 at 2:21 pm

Dear Concerned,
If you break the cost down to a per hour basis, it is quite inexpensive...given the content the students are receiving.

Sorry to have spent time assisting.


Posted by Resident, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Mar 30, 2011 at 3:35 pm

Ohlone College has an "Ohlone for Kids" program. They usually offer good classes. It is for students in k-9 and it is enrichment only.


Posted by Now we are starting to see?, a resident of Avila
on Mar 31, 2011 at 10:59 pm

"Quarry Lane in Dublin is offering summer school classes"

"Unfortunately, it costs a fortune."

Yes it does and the quality is not near that of the public schools. This is where we are heading if we do not support public schools, we must make an effort to force our elected officials to reform the budget and support our schools. We must.


Posted by Not fair, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Apr 1, 2011 at 8:24 am

Why is PUSD only worrying about the struggling kids? It is not fair to the rest of the students. A student who failed a class during the regular semester is probably not going to do well in that class over the summer since it is a shorter session.

Resources should be evenly split among all students, not just directed towards special ed and/or struggling students.


Posted by Glenn Wohltmann, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Apr 1, 2011 at 11:02 am

Pleasanton Parent:

As I noted in a recent piece (Web Link), there will still be summer programs at Pleasanton schools, but they'll be run by outside groups and not part of the district's official summer curriculum. I suggest you contact Glen Sparks at the district to find out more about the specifics, or check back on the Pleasanton Weekly site, because I'll likely have a list when it's finalized.


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