Rodriguez elementary school principal Elena Martinez Buley says getting students to sign up for the voluntary program was easier than you might think.
"It's not hard at all. I think when we explained to the parents really what it was going to be about, the parents want their kids in programs, so it was not a hard sell at all."
Bill: "Are you still going to have time to play and do other fun stuff this summer, or is it going to be all school?"
2nd grader Stephanie Godeinez couldn't answer that question, but she's still looking forward to learning more math and science this summer.
"We do a project with worms."
Bill: "Do like worms?"
Bill Stamps. KUHF- Houston Public Radio News.