DENVER (CBS4) – A free “Summer Academy” has made it a goal to encourage students to continue their learning over the break.

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More than 5,000 students are enrolled in half day instruction classes provided by Denver Public Schools this summer.

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The goal is to prevent the summer slide.

“During the summer day camp, my team and I use the program to bridge the gap between the school years, aiming to keep the knowledge fresh and at the forefront of our students’ minds to aid in a smooth transistion into the school year,” one counselor said.

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Some of the topics covered in the summer camp include history and math.

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