DETROIT (AP) -- More than 35,800 Detroit students are eligible to attend the district's six-week summer school academy.
New emergency financial manager Roy Roberts says the program is part of the public school district's mission to increase academic achievement among struggling students.
Elementary and middle school students will receive a letter from their principals if they are eligible. High school students will be notified by their guidance counselors.
The program begins in late June. It will employ 2,035 teachers, and 510 support staff, including counselors, aides, clerical staff, as well as administrators.
There is no cost to Title I eligible students or their families. About 38,700 students enrolled in the program last summer.
The district has about 74,000 students this academic year.