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How to stop your child from going down the summer slide

Posted at 8:09 AM, May 23, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-23 11:09:48-04

Wednesday is the last full day of school for the Clark County School District, but school being out doesn't mean your child's brain should take a break.

Summer slide is a common term for when kids forget what they've learned while they're out of school for the summer. It makes it harder when they have to start again in the fall, plus teachers use up class time teaching old material.

Teachers say reading five or six books over the summer is a quick solution.

CCSD also offers summer classes. It's not just for students who are failing, but also for kids who want to get ahead.

"It's very frustrating. I mean it's kind of odd as a society that we continue to have this summertime," said Dr. Jesse Welsh, an assistant superintendent with CCSD.

You still have time to sign up for summer classes. Classes cost $125 per one-half credit.