After a couple of weeks of sleeping in, hundreds of students have headed back to the classroom for summer school.
And while some students are making up failed classes and preparing for college entrance exams, others are sampling new interests in fine arts, sports and technology.
The Northwest school district, for example, offers more than 100 summer programs for students from pre-kindergarten through high school.
The Fine Arts Summer Academy offers 19 art classes including eco-art and art around the world for kindergarten through second-graders, and pottery wheel basics for 10th- through 12th-graders.
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Budding engineers, architects and computer analysts recently honed their skills at Northwest's Techno Camp, where students learned to design, program and control Lego models using computer software.
In the Grapevine-Colleyville district, the summer enrichment program underwent a considerable expansion as 57 new classes were added for elementary and middle school students. The classes in art, culture, literature, math, music, science, sports, technology and theater bring the total offerings to 123.
"The classes are academically based, but the learning is embedded in the fun part," Emberly Spillman, district summer school coordinator, said in the spring as she announced the new classes.
By June 1, 524 elementary students in Grapevine and Colleyville had signed up for the programs.
The Keller district also has a variety of programs, including academic camps, athletics and fine-arts classes. Some programs are finished, but children and teens can still participate in Camp Invention, Cooking 4 Kids, Summer Art Club and athletic camps including wrestling, soccer, volleyball and tennis.
Staff writer Shirley Jinkins contributed to this report.
Martha Deller, 817-390-7857