About 300 of the 860 students in the Grand Island schools' summer school are taking newly offered enrichment classes.
Courses include reading, math, computers, art, music, sports and nature study and are offered in 35 sections to youngsters from prekindergarten through high school.
"What makes the program unique," said Jim Mazza, community education director, "is that it is funded by the students who are participating and taught by Grand Island teachers. The entire program exists for the sake of learning and having fun. Students are here because they want to be."