Jefferson City Public Schools made the decision this year to allow open enrollment for summer school to all preschool through eighth-grade students in the Jefferson City area. Last year only students attending JCPS and who needed remediation were allowed to enroll.
This change has increased participation by 40 percent. During the first week of summer school, 2,786 students attended classes, 804 more than last year.
Amy Berendzen, director of school-community relations for JCPS said the district made this change because it had the space.