LAUSD kicks off popular summer school with more than 100,000 students

Enrollment surpasses last year’s by more than 25%, as students look to catch up or explore personal interests

More than 100,000 students in the Los Angeles Unified School District have signed up for summer school this year, a more than 25% increase over last year when 80,000 students took advantage of free summer courses to play catch-up or to find joy in learning again after thousands struggled with remote learning during the coronavirus pandemic.

Superintendent Alberto Carvalho, who joined the district in mid-February, had announced in March plans to open up summer school to 100,000 students. Last week, he tweeted that the district had exceeded expectations.

As of Wednesday, June 22 — the first day of summer school — 102,220 students had enrolled, according to the district. Click here to read more: