Summer school varies in City, County

With summer just around the corner, some local students will be putting their vacation on hold in order to take summer classes. Depending on where they live and how much their families are able to pay, however, their options can vary quite a bit.
Charlottesville and Albemarle County both offer remedial summer classes. According to school officials, the courses are designed for high school students who either failed a subject during the regular year or want to knock out certain required courses in order to make time for an elective class later. While Charlottesville offers its regular courses at $50 a pop, County students must shell out $230 for a standard class, plus an additional $35 if they live outside Albemarle. The City’s summer school classes, on the other hand, are open only to Charlottesville residents.
In addition to its summer school courses, Albemarle County also offers a handful of “enrichment opportunities,” special courses that focus on subjects like Spanish or robotics. Tuition for these programs varies, but parents eyeing them should expect to drop at least a couple hundred dollars or more.—David T. Roisen

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