Preparing Your Student for Summer School
Next Monday, Summer School officially begins at DSST Public Schools. While our teachers spend this week methodically preparing for students' arrival, you too can spend the next few days preparing for three weeks on our campus.
Each half day at summer school begins with Morning Work--this is a brain exercise that gets you thinking when you first arrive on campus. As you eat breakfast and get to know your future classmates, your teachers will be circling the room, helping out if you need it. After advisories meet for the first time, you'll begin the day with 10-12 other students who are new to DSST, too. These are the students you'll spend a lot of time with over the coming year as you play games, compete for rewards, and go to classes. Each morning at summer school, you'll attend 2 or 3 of your classes, in shortened periods, so you can get to know your teachers and the other students in your class.
Summer School is a time for culture, too--you'll get to know all the DSST rituals and expectations. Some teachers will have you line up outside their door before you enter and sit down. Some teachers will have you track your assignment marks in a notebook. But don't worry--it isn't all business. During summer school, you'll play games, go outside, and have fun, too.