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MPS finalizes summer school plans

MONTGOMERY, AL. – The Montgomery County Board of Education has named Carver Elementary, Wares Ferry Elementary, Halcyon Elementary, Houston Hill Junior High and Paterson Academy for Creative Education (high school) as the sites for the 2010 summer school sessions. The summer term will begin June 7 and will end July 1. Classes will be held Monday-Thursday from 7:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. 

"Summer school is not easy," said MPS Superintendent Barbara W. Thompson. "Students must meet the same standards as they do during a regular class in order to get credit. And students feel even more pressure since parents have to pay a fee for the class." 

The non-credit Elementary Enrichment Program is also available for students in kindergarten through the sixth grade.  The cost for this program is $200. Scholarships are available for students who attended a Title I school and are identified as English as a Second Language (ESL) students. 

Students in grades 3-6 will take a reading and math course for credit. The cost for elementary summer credit is $260. 

Tuition for MPS and private middle/junior high and high school students who live in Montgomery County is $260 per credit. Out-of-county students may attend if space is available for a fee of $360 per unit. Some half-credit courses are available. 

Registration for these programs will be June 1-2 from 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. and June 3 from 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. at the school offering services. All students must have written permission from his or her principal to register. All fees must be paid before the student is allowed to attend class. Only money orders, or cashier's checks will be accepted. 

In addition, an English Language Academy is available for students whose primary language is Spanish or Korean. Those classes will be at Blount Elementary from June 9 – July 27. The cost for this program is $369. 

Limited transportation is available for some programs. Parents should check with their child's school counselor for details or call the MPS Transportation Office at 284-2085.

For more information, contact your school's counselor or the MPS Curriculum and Instruction Office at 223-6840. Additional information is also available online at www.mps.k12.al.us.

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