A literacy-based summer school program will be held for students and parents of the six Title I buildings in the Hilliard City School District.

A literacy-based summer school program will be held for students and parents of the six Title I buildings in the Hilliard City School District.

Principal Brian Blum said the two-week literacy-based summer school will be held July 27-30 and Aug. 3-6 from 6:45 to 8 p.m. at J.W. Reason Elementary School.

Each evening dinner will be held for the participants at 6 p.m.

The program is open to students and parents of Beacon, Brown, Britton, Avery, Horizon and J.W. Reason elementary schools.

During the first four days, parents will work on tool kits while their children are in the classroom, and in the second week of the program the parents will take what they have learned and apply it in the classroom.

Preschool is also being offered.

At the close of the regular Summer School program, Blum said, 162 students, ranging from first through third grades, were enrolled along with about 40 preschoolers. He said he is hoping 150 or more parents will be involved.

The free program is being offered through the use of Title I federal stimulus funds, which stipulate that parental involvement is a requirement.

See more details inthe next edition of ThisWeek Hilliard.