Record number of students enroll in Roanoke’s summer enrichment program
Rising sixth grader Damarien Trent and his classmates explored the depths of the ocean on a quest for sharks.
The objective of the scuba dive: count every toothy fish you see. Then remove the virtual reality goggles and use the tally to solve math problems.
Trent said the virtual journey was “very cool.” He gave a similar grade to his experience with RCPS+, Roanoke City Public Schools’ summer enrichment program. “I like it because we get to do a lot of different things besides school work,” he said.
RCPS+ kicked off last week with an enrollment of 3,400 elementary and middle school students, a record for the school division, which had a total enrollment of approximately 13,700 in the most recent school year.
Eight elementary schools, along with James Madison Middle, serve as hosts for the program. For six weeks, students will dive into subjects through interactive learning. The voluntary program isn’t assessment based.
To learn more about this program, check out the whole article below.