673 Tahoe-Truckee youth participate in TTUSD summer programs | SierraSun.com

673 Tahoe-Truckee youth participate in TTUSD summer programs

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These were among more than 650 local youth who participated in a trio of TTUSD summer programs this year.
Courtesy TTUSD |

TAHOE-TRUCKEE, Calif. — Three outstanding summer programs — K-Camp, Summer Scholars and Aim High — just wrapped up at Tahoe Truckee Unified School District.

This summer, the programs served a total of 673 scholars. Students were engaged, made new friends and had a great time in these hands-on programs.

“We are excited that our summer programs were able to reach so many scholars to continue their learning during the summer,” said Rob Leri, TTUSD superintendent.

K-Camp is a kindergarten readiness program, free to all incoming TTUSD Transitional Kindergartners and Kindergartners.

K-Camp prepares young students for success in school by providing academic and social enrichment and exposing them to the elementary school experience.

Students at K-Camp got a firsthand view of what kindergarten will be like, providing a smooth transition into elementary school.

TTUSD also offered a Summer Scholars program for incoming first-, second-, third- and fourth-grade students who needed additional literacy support.

Summer Scholars is a four-week program that was held throughout July at both Truckee Elementary and Kings Beach Elementary. A total of 351 students participated this summer.

Aim High, meanwhile, served 138 incoming sixth- through ninth-grade students.

Aim High’s philosophy is that “every middle school student should have access to joyful, summer learning, inspired and innovative teachers, and the support they need to succeed in school and life.”

This article was submitted by the Tahoe Truckee Unified School District. Visit ttusd.org to learn more.