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Regional summer school

POSTED 7/18/2013
Regional summer school in full swing
More than 550 students from nine area schools districts, including Oppenheim-Ephratah-St. Johnsville are participating in the 2013 HFM BOCES regional summer school at Amsterdam High School. 

For the fifth year, HFM BOCES is offering regional summer school to consolidate services among its component school districts and provide more cost-effective programs. 

Summer school co-principal Christine Pietro, vice principal at Amsterdam High School, said the six-week program rotates among component districts, and this year Amsterdam was selected to host the regional program. 

“It’s primarily housed in the larger, centrally located districts,” she said. 

Summer school offers classes in integrated algebra, geometry, U.S. history, global studies, living environment, economics/government 12, health, earth science and English (grades 9-12).

“Some students take classes for remedial purposes to enhance their chances of passing a Regents exam, and some use it to make up for credit lost during the academic year,” said summer school co-principal Michael DiMezza, HFM BOCES Career and Technical Education coordinator.

Students attend six weeks of classes and then take Regents exams Tuesday and Wednesday, Aug. 13-14. 

Besides OESJ, this year’s participating component districts include Amsterdam, Broadalbin-Perth, Gloversville, Fort Plain, Mayfield, Northville, Canajoharie and Johnstown. Students from non-component districts may also attend the regional summer school for a tuition fee.

Pietro said the program is intensive, and more than three absences or six occasions of tardiness from any course will result in removal from that course.

To learn more about the regional summer school visit the HFM BOCES website.