Photo collage of the different activities that happed throughout the Summer Academy program.

This year’s Summer Academy presented kids with ways to succeed inside and outside the classroom. Students all across Buncombe County Schools (BCS) had the opportunity during June and July to preview curriculum for the upcoming school year. Students put their thinking caps on as they faced challenges with problem-based learning. 

“Summer Academy is special because students are engaged in smaller classes and given opportunities to work in problem based curriculum,” said Tonya Robinson, Director of Secondary Education. “Our wonderful teachers work hard to teach explicit skills in reading, math and science. They help to make the program fun and exciting for students. We recognize the need to change practices in summer academy as our students make strides in academics throughout the year.”