BCS offers summer school, meal programs

BALDWIN – School may be out, but Baldwin Community Schools continues to serve its students through its Summer Learning Academy and summer food service programs.

“We are very busy in the summer,” said Superintendent Stiles Simmons. “We are just as busy in the summer as during the school year.”

More than 75 students from kindergarten through high school are enrolled in the Summer Learning Academy.

The summer school program, held at Baldwin Elementary School, focuses on math and reading at the elementary level, math at the middle school level and offers credit recovery online courses for high school students.

“We invite all students to participate in our summer school programming,” Simmons said. “We provide not only remedial courses and lessons, but also enrichment activities – activities designed to accelerate the learning of a student at grade level or above.”

Registration is no longer open for the summer academy, however all youth 18 years of age and younger who reside in Lake County are eligible to take advantage of the free summer meals program, also held at Baldwin Elementary. Breakfast is served from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. and lunch is served from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday each week, excluding July 3, through July 24.

“We didn’t have a lot of students outside of our summer school program take advantage of the opportunity last year,” Simmons said. “This year we advertised a little more intensely. We hope we will get more than just our summer school students taking advantage this year.”