LA Catholic schools offer summer school substitute

Due to the current economic climate, some public school districts have canceled summer school sessions this year. In Los Angeles Cardinal Mahony announced that students in the Los Angeles Unified School District were welcome to attend Catholic school summer sessions. For students in desperate need for additional instruction, this should be seen as a great opportunity. Catholic schools have historically been very effective in education, particularly for under-served populations. Since Catholic schools are not supported with public funding, students will be charged a fee to attend the classes. However, Mahony assures concerned parents that “each of our schools will work individually with parents who may require assistance.” In addition, parents should not be threatened by sending their children to a denominational school. Religious instruction in Catholic schools is not meant to proselytize, but welcomes people from many faiths.

The Archdiocese of LA should be seen as model for all Catholic dioceses around the country. Don’t let our nation’s youth miss out on valuable instruction time. Show parents who are sending their students to public schools that Catholic schools are effective educational institutions serving young people with the greatest need.

To read the full article click here. Or click here to find your Catholic summer school in LA.


Free eBook on Lesson Planning

Have you signed up to receive the free eBook, The Religion Teacher's Guide to Lesson Planning? Whether you are a veteran teacher or in your first year, this guide provides a step by step process to effective lesson planning and provides 250 suggestions for activities and teaching strategies.

About Jared Dees

Jared Dees is the creator of The Religion Teacher. He is the Content Marketing Manager at Ave Maria Press and the author of 31 Days to Becoming a Better Religious Educator, To Heal, Proclaim, and Teach, and Praying the Angelus.