The number of Columbia County high and middle school students enrolled in summer school topped 900 this year, an administrator said during a Tuesday school board meeting.
More than 570 high school students are enrolled in summer school at Greenbrier High, and that figure doesn't include the 61 Columbia County students in the Georgia Virtual School program and the 127 taking credit-recovery classes, summer school Principal Ed Williams told the board.
Williams said 163 middle school students also are taking summer classes.
Through the first term of summer school, all is well, said Williams, who is an assistant principal at Greenbrier High
"Considering the circumstances, a lot of good things are happening in summer school," Williams told board members.
As many as 75 high school seniors might earn enough credits during summer school to graduate, Williams said. A summer school graduation ceremony is set for 5 p.m. July 9 at Greenbrier.
Also during the meeting, a graduation coach was promoted to assistant principal at Lakeside High School.
Dorcas Powell was unanimously approved as Lakeside's new assistant principal by the board.
A 20-year educator, Powell has been the graduation coach at Lakeside since the position was created about five years ago. Before then, she was a math teacher at the school as well as at Riverside and Lakeside middle schools.
"It's been the most rewarding thing I've done by far in my career," Powell said of being a graduation coach.
Powell told the board that she now is ready to take on a leadership role.
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