Some teachers are volunteering to teach to keep up with demand.
MANASSAS, Va. — Across the DMV, there has been a big increase in parents wanting to sign their kids up for summer classes this year. The demand is so great that some school districts in the area have been forced to turn students away.
In the Manassas Park City School District, teachers are volunteering to work this summer to help with the demand.
Erin Quinty and Emily Heflin are both teachers at Manassas Park Elementary.
“There’s a lot of projects throughout the school year that we would typically do with our students and in the virtual setting, it was not always translating very well so just being able to really dig into the material a little bit more and have those experiences, that’s what’s really exciting,” said fifth grade teacher Erin Quinty.
Third grade teacher Emily Heflin helped teach summer classes last summer and said the program was strictly virtual because of the pandemic.
One big difference this year is that the summer curriculum is all in-person.