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Thousands enroll in San Diego Unified summer program

Posted at 3:28 PM, Jun 21, 2021

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - The San Diego Unified School District is starting the summer with 25,000 students enrolled in Level Up SD, a summer of learning and joy.

In partnership with The San Diego Foundation and 65 local nonprofits, the program saw a 1,500% increase over a typical summer.

"Summer starts here and thanks to Level Up SD this will be a summer like no other for thousands of San Diego Unified students," school board President Richard Barrera said today in a news conference at Wilson Middle School in City Heights.

Wilson is one of the dozens of schools in the district hosting students in the program, which offers free in-person morning classroom instruction and a wide variety of summer activities that make it fun.

Summer school is usually for a select group of students who need more academic support. It is open to all K-12 students enrolled in the district for the next school year.

Kids are taking advantage of free activities that community groups donated, everything from learning to play the guitar to kayaking to flying a drone for the first time.