Schools in the Bullhead City Elementary and Colorado River Union High School Districts will offer summer school programs beginning May 30. Elementary and junior high classes will be offered through June 9. High school classes will be available through June 22.
Bus transportation is available in some areas. Classes and subjects vary by campus. Faculty members from different schools are collaborating on the programs.
Enrichment programs emphasize STEAM curriculum – science, technology, engineering, art and math. Credit recovery programs include English, math, science and history. Physical education and sports programs are also available.
Free meals or snacks will be provided, depending upon the campus.
Classes run four to five hours each day, depending upon grade level. High school summer school is four days per week for four weeks; elementary and junior high summer school is four days the first week and five days the second. Registration fees may apply. Specific offerings on each campus are available by calling each school or reviewing the districts’ website, www.crsk12.org or www.coloradoriverschools.org.
The summer enrichment camps at Fox Creek Junior High include expanded offerings for not only junior high students but also grades 3 through 5 students at Diamondback and Sunrise Elementary schools. Bullhead City Junior High’s summer programs are for grades 5 (elementary) through 8. Coyote Canyon and Desert Valley, which are adjacent to each other, will combine summer school on the Desert Valley campus.
Desert Valley, Diamondback and Sunrise will also offer “kindercamps,” introductions to skills necessary for school for incoming kindergarten students, as well as summer school for first and second grades.
Due to changes in State and Federal grant funding, high school enrichment classes are limited to power lifting at Mohave, and culinary, fishing, volleyball and wrestling at River Valley. English, math, science, history and physical education credit recovery classes are offered on both campuses. CRUHSD Academy students needing credit recovery should take those classes at Mohave or River Valley.
The Colorado River Schools comprise nine schools in two districts. The Bullhead City Elementary School District traces its history to what’s now known as “The Little Red Schoolhouse,” which opened nearly 70 years ago, and now has six schools serving students pre-kindergarten through eighth grade.
The Colorado River Union High School District was created in 1989 following the division of the former county-wide Mohave Union High School District, and a high school in Bullhead City 20 years earlier. Its two traditional and one alternative high schools serve students in grades nine through twelve, and offers dual enrollment programs through Mohave Community College.