The Beyond the Bell Branch of the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) expanded its programs to serve more than 88,000 students in grades K-12 during the summer semester.
The programs included the Extended Learning Opportunity Summer Program, District Base and CORE Waiver High School Credit Recovery Programs, Comprehensive Summer Enrichment Programs and L.A. Summer of Learning. Many of the students served this summer participated in various Beyond the Bell programs.
“Through Beyond the Bell, LAUSD offered various unique opportunities for students to become fully immersed in collaborative, supportive and educational summer programs,” LAUSD Superintendent John Deasy said. “These programs supplement our regular school day efforts to guarantee that every student who enters our schools is prepared for college and the workforce.”
Preparing for traditional summer school, Beyond the Bell developed academic programs that integrated Common Core professional development, with intervention strategies. The programs helped students meet four-year college entrance requirements.
About 150 elementary and middle schools participated in the Extended Learning Opportunity Program. The 19-day program served more than 18,600 K-8th grade students and focused on reducing academic regression while supporting English language arts and mathematics learning.
Nearly 36,000 high school students attended the five-week High School Credit Recovery Programs at 77 high schools. Beyond the Bell offered credit recovery courses in health, physical education and world languages, all classes required for graduation. CORE Waiver credit recovery also was offered in subjects, like science, history, mathematics and English language arts.
Beyond the Bell Branch is committed to connecting students and youth to their home, school and communities through a variety of programs that are provided and operated by the school district and its partner agencies before school, after school and on weekends.
“I wouldn’t be standing here today if it weren’t for after-school programs in the Los Angeles Unified School District,” Los Angeles City Councilman Tom LaBonge, 4th District, said.
“These programs gave me opportunities when I attended Ivanhoe and now I continue to see students participating in Beyond the Bell Programs and showing excitement in their eyes. You walk away knowing they are going to reach their goals because they are being pushed, encouraged, and loved.”
For information, visit www.btb.lausd.net.
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