Transformation Waco Spring Break Academy offers fun along with test preparation

Photo by Jerry Larson, Waco Tribune-Herald

“Hundreds of students in Transformation Waco schools chose to spend their spring breaks at school to sharpen their literacy and math skills in preparation for state exams.

Waco Independent School District’s in-district charter school system planned the Spring Break Academy to help students who had the most potential to improve their test scores, said Desiree Hardeman, an assistant principal at Indian Spring Middle School. All five Transformation Waco schools participated in the program.

Administrators selected about 90 students from each school to attend the academy, bringing total participation to about 450 students in third- through eighth-grades. The district’s cost for the program came to about $200,000, with most going toward pay for teachers, principals and other staff, district spokesman Kyle DeBeer said.”

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