Summer school at Evanston Township High School will have both in person and remote classes this summer, but not simultaneous hybrid courses where some students are in the classroom and others are taking the class at home at the same time.

ETHS released its summer school outline in a memo on the school’s website this morning.

Summer school for current ETHS students begins June 3 and ends July 14.

Academic recovery courses, for those who need to repeat a class required for graduation due to failure, will last 26 days. Those classes in English, math, science, history or physical education, will be free. “Most of these classes will be structured in an in-person format,” the school district says. “A separate, fully-remote instructional course option will be available for these courses upon request.”

There is a chance that the in-person classes may change to remote learning if the COVID-19 situation gets worse.

There will also be a series of academic advancement courses, which require registration and tuition fees. Some will be 26 days, others will be 13. Some will be in-person, others will be remote.

Among the 11 advancement courses expected to be offered are Introduction to Drawing and Painting, Introduction to Journalism, and the American Legal System.

This Wednesday, some of the high school’s 3,600 students have classes in the building for the first time since the coronavirus pandemic forced remote learning to begin in March 2020.

About 46% of the district’s families chose the return to in-person school (which also includes some remote classes), while the rest opted for their children to remain on fully remote e-learning.

Jeff Hirsh joined the Evanston Now reporting team in 2020 after a 40-year award-winning career as a broadcast journalist in Cincinnati, Ohio.

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