When kids think about taking summer classes, they think about the parts of summer that they are wasting. They do not want to take summer classes because they fail to see the benefits of taking these classes. They would rather be enjoying the sunshine than sitting in a classroom.
As a parent, you do not want to force your child to take summer classes when they do not need to. With that being said, it is important for you to talk to your child about some of the benefits of these classes, as they may not realize the good that it can do for them.
Most students want to take part in some of the more fun and interesting classes during the bulk of the regular school year. They want to take part in student senate, yearbook, the school newspaper, and more.
Unfortunately, school schedules only allow for so many classes per semester. If your child takes summer classes, they can get some of the classes that they must take over with so they can take some of the classes they are interested in taking.
Summer class schedules are more compact than regular semester schedules. Many schools lighten the course load during summer courses to get them into a specific time frame. Most students find that these summer class versions are easier than the usual classes would have been.
If your child is thinking about college, highlight the role that summer classes can play in boosting their application and their college preparedness. Summer classes allow student to get more education in and allow students to take more college prep courses.
Summer school is not right for everyone. If the school that our child attends offers summer classes, offer up the idea to your child and let them make their own decision after they hear these benefits.