District Hosts Summer Program for ELL Students

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More than 240 district students participated in the monthlong English Language Learner Summer Project-Based Learning Academy at Atkinson.

The program, held in July, featured a variety of projects. For those in grades K-10, topics covered the study of nature, animals, Long Island traditions, waterway conservation and the benefits of recycling. Secondary students also studied vocabulary associated with the sports in this summer’s Olympics.

Culminating the program was an assembly for family members on July 27, where students shared their thoughts and the lessons they had learned through activities and excursions to the Norman Levy Preserve, a fishing trip on the Miss Freeport, a morning of bowling at Baldwin Lanes, a tour of Freeport’s Nautical Mile and an introduction to Operation Splash.

The Learning Academy was part of the district’s ongoing commitment to providing high-quality educational programs for ELL students.