The Department of Defense Dependents Schools in Europe is offering a four-week, half-day summer school program for kindergartners and grade school pupils, as well as online courses for ninth- to 12th-graders.

The primary-grade program will offer what DODDS calls an “academic-enrichment curriculum” that focuses on math and language arts. The high school program will be computer-based and designed for students who lack credits for graduation or need to correct failed courses.

High school classes will include biology, Earth science, algebra, geometry, English, and world and U.S. history.

High school students will only be allowed to enroll in one course, according to a DODDS news release, because of the “rigorous demands” of the program. Both parents and students will be required to sign a letter that covers the students’ responsibilities for the course work.

Individual principals are issuing registration information and deadlines for all students, explained Frank O’Gara, DODDS-Europe spokesman. The information includes dates, times and locations of the summer classes.

O’Gara said that some larger schools may centralize the classes into one location.

Information and forms are available at all DODDS-Europe school offices.

Registration will be available to students only on a space-required enrollment status.

Last year, DODDS offered summer classes for kindergarteners through eighth-graders at four Germany schools — Baumholder, Giessen, Hanau and Wiesbaden — for the children of deployed 1st Armored Division soldiers.

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