Providence Journal Spotlights AfterZone Summer Scholars Program


Lizmar Torres sorts bones from the owl pellet. Later, students would make graphs analyzing the owl’s meal.PROVIDENCE– Remember when summer school meant sitting in a stuffy classroom, watching a lone fly beat against the windowpane while a teacher droned on about the difference between “mean” and “average’?

Well, in a few school districts, summer offers something different, especially for middle school students who are at a crossroads in their educational careers.

For students from Providence schools, for example, it means hands-on experiences such as operating a mini-submarine, sailing on Narragansett Bay or growing trout.

Read the Journal’s complete article.


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