Summer school used to be the place you were incarcerated after flunking math. The word "remedial'' was branded on your forehead the first day of class. Worse, you lost serious beach time.
Forget remedial. College administrators who run summer programs agree those days are long gone, replaced by a summer academic experience that reflects the growing reality of year-round education for an increasing numbers of students eager to get ahead, especially if that means saving tuition money.