Flossmoor School District 161 Summer Academy students try to concentrate on their work. (Carole Sharwarko/H-F Chronicle)

School district Summer Academy serves 700 families with full day instruction

Don’t think summer camp. This isn’t day care. Flossmoor School District 161’s Summer Academy provides students with a full day of curriculum-based instruction taught by the district’s own teachers.

“It’s really an extension of the school year. We call it our pop-up school,” said Summer Academy principal Evita McNeil.

Summer Academy is a six-week program that’s free and available to any child who lives within District 161’s boundaries. Even if a child doesn’t attend a district school during the regular academic year — instead possibly . . .

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