From the Washoe County School District:
A number of schools in the Washoe County School District will introduce their first intersessions this week. As part of the new balanced calendar, regular classes will not be in session at any WCSD schools from Oct. 14-18 while intersession classes are held.
Almost three dozen schools will hold special classes during intersession week. High school students will study writing and English and will prepare for Advanced Placement exams as well as the High School Proficiency Exams (HSPE), while middle school students will study math, reading, and other core subjects.
Students at the elementary school level will attend reading camps and study literacy and math, among other subjects.
"The primary goal of intersessions is to provide extra support for students to make progress relative to their learning goals," said Paul LaMarca, chief school performance officer for WCSD. "This is a great opportunity for our teachers and staff members to assist the students who need it most and make sure they stay on a steady path to graduation, no matter where they are in their academic journeys."
Under the balanced calendar introduced during the 2013-14 school year, WCSD will hold three intersessions. The first takes place next week, while the second is scheduled for Jan. 6-10, 2014. The final intersession for the 2013-14 school year is scheduled for April 7-11, 2014.
Schools in Incline Village will also hold their initial intersession next week, but will observe a different calendar as the school year progresses.
For more information on the balanced calendar for all WCSD schools, visit http://www.washoecountyschools.org/schools/school-year-calendars/.
From the Washoe County School District