Summer Rush

By Breanna Molina

We’re finally in the last quarter of this school year and students are thrilled for their relaxing summer break. The students have been working extra hard recently for the final quarter. After a year of being online, everyone was glad to be back at school rather than at home. Even though the adjustment was hard at the beginning, everyone is excited to be back.

Before students can really have a break from school, they need to complete the dreaded final tests. Finals are the most crucial tests in the school year. They are the toughest and most stressful tests for students because they sum up everything learned in the second semester in great detail. Some students are taking the initiative to start studying in advance so that they can enjoy their summer break in peace. 

Other than tests and work, everyone is packed for the summer. Students have already started looking into some great summer opportunities to keep them busy. For example, some students have already applied for summer jobs or even volunteer work during the next few months.  With the seniors graduating in May, all the other students are looking forward to these last few weeks in school. Teachers suggest that students should be working extra hard now so that they can enjoy their summer break in peace. A word of advice would be to work your hardest so that you won’t have to worry about school in the summer.

If you were thinking of doing something over the summer to keep you occupied, here are some recommendations:

         Summer Jobs:

  • Summer Camp Counselor
    • Pay ranges from $12.00-$23.00 an hour
  • Summer Teacher
    • Pay ranges from $15.00-$30.00 an hour
  • Arts and Craft Teacher
    • Pay ranges from $15.00-$17.00 an hour


          Educational Opportunities:

  • STA Summer Institute
    • Classes are offered from grades 9-12
    • Each Course is .5 High School credits
    • Tuition is $500.00


  • Pathway of Science
    • Over 50 programs for grades 9-12
    • Programs are either tuition free or provide scholarships


  • FIU Dual Enrollment Program
    • Earn college credits early
    • Free of charge
    • Get ahead on college courses


          Volunteer Work

  • Animal Care Division
    • Must be at least 16 years old
    • Students who want to receive hours must be at least 14 years old
    • Independent work with minimum supervision


  • Museum of Discovery and Science
    • Has different volunteer opportunities
    • Ex. Beach cleanup, and Sea Turtle walks
    • Children from 8 years to older


  • Hands on Broward
    • Gardening for Good
    • Volunteers can assist with: feeding animals, planting, harvesting, etc.
    • Must be 14 years or older