Registration for a second chance at school begins Tuesday.
Columbia County summer school registration will be Tuesday through May 12 for high school and Tuesday through May 19 for middle school.
Pupils registering for classes, held at Evans High School, can enroll at their home school.
A late registration for summer school will be from 8 a.m. to noon May 26 at Evans High School.
Chris Segraves, an assistant principal at Evans High and the summer school principal, is encouraging early registration.
"If we wait until (May 26) to register everybody for it, then we've got to physically put all of them into classes in about a two-day period," he said. "That can be quite a huge task."
Early registration allows school officials to set up classes they know will be needed and gives them a better estimate of what might come after late registration, Segraves said.
Typically, about 850 pupils attend summer school in Columbia County, but many could take more than one class, he said.
This year, Criterion-Reference Competency Test remediation courses will be offered at summer school. This is the first year that eighth-grade promotion depends on a passing CRCT score.
The situation could create an increase in summer school enrollment with eighth-graders, Segraves said.
"That's why we're extending pre-registration for middle school students one week longer than for high school students, because of the CRCT scores coming in," he said.
Although summer school isn't offered to elementary pupils, CRCT remediation courses for third- and fifth-graders will be at Evans High.
Course offerings in summer school will focus on core classes, Segraves said. Summer school begins May 31.
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