While school is out for the summer, students in the St. Paul school district continue to learn in huge numbers.
Last year 8,000 students enrolled in summer school. This year enrollment boomed to 13,000, according to Jon Peterson, a principal on special assignment for the office of alternative education.
To put that in perspective Anoka-Hennepin, the state's largest school district, served almost 5,000 students in its summer program last year. That number stayed flat this summer.