At D-E, we believe in keeping children’s minds engaged in intellectual work. In years past, we have had required Summer Reading as a means of keeping reading skills sharp. This year, we are adding math work. In an effort to start the next mathematics year off with a solid foundation for all of our students, we would like to make summer ALEKS work mandatory for current students entering the 7th, 8th and 9th grades. Each student will be required to complete a set of ALEKS assignments given by their current year’s Mathematics teachers, due by September 1. The current teacher will monitor their students’ progress throughout the summer and will communicate this data to next year’s Mathematics teacher.
Please note that if you received specific instructions from your Dean about summer work already, above and beyond what is stated above, the ALEKS assignments are optional.