Columbia County school officials say more students might be attending summer school than ever before this year due to a reduction in the tuition cost.
Summer school begins Tuesday at Greenbrier High School for Columbia County middle and high school students, and will continue through July 14.
Last year, summer school attracted about 800 students.
"We are going to probably have more this year because we've been able to offer tuition for remediation by using state grant money," said Dr. Lauren Williams, associate superintendent of student learning.
By using instructional extension dollars, the system slashed the price of summer school from $250 last year to $75 this year. Registration ended Friday. Columbia County students pay $250 for enrichment courses.
Greg Bunn will be the summer school principal. About 20-25 courses are expected to be offered depending upon the demand and availability of teachers. Classes aren't guaranteed, and need a minimum of 18 students for the course to be offered. Refunds are issued only if a course is canceled.
High school students earn 1/2 credit per course, and can only schedule a maximum of three courses. Middle school pupils can only take two courses. Some courses require End of Course testing.
The graduation ceremony for seniors is at 1 p.m. on July 15. Report cards will also be issued that day.
Things to know
Bus transportation will be provided from Harlem, Grovetown and Appling only.
The three-period school day begins at 7:30 a.m. and ends at 2:45 p.m.
Students can get booted out after five absences and the dress code is strictly enforced.
July 5 will be observed as a holiday.
No cafeteria lunches are provided. Parking permits cost $5.
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