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School board approves summer program

CONYERS -- Rockdale County Public Schools is expected to offer summer programs for elementary, middle and high school students again this year.

The Rockdale County Board of Education approved the 2013 Summer Intensive Programs during its monthly meeting last week. The programs will take place during May and June.

Elementary and middle school programs will be funded through a safety net fund, and the high school program will be funded by a $120 tuition fee.

-- Elementary Summer Intensive Program

It will be held at C.J. Hicks Elementary School from May 28 through June 6. Class times run from 8:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

The program will serve students in third grade who score in Performance Level I on the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests in reading and students in fifth grade who score in Level I in reading or math.

It will regroup, reteach, reassess and accelerate students based on academic areas of deficit and strength. A planning day and open house is scheduled for May 28, review will take place May 29 through June 4 and testing will occur on June 5 and 6.

Transportation will be provided.

Co-directors of the program have yet to be announced.

-- Middle Summer Intensive Program

This program will be held at Conyers Middle School from May 28 through June 6. First period is scheduled from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., and second period is scheduled from 10:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.

The program will serve eighth-grade students who score in Performance Level I on the reading or math portion of the CRCT.

Emphasis will be placed on student proficiency of identified standards to pass the CRCT.

Transportation will be provided.

Co-directors of the program have yet to be announced.

-- High School Summer School Credit Recovery Program

This program will be held at Rockdale County High School from June 10 through 28. Students may attend from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The program will serve ninth- through 12th-grade students who need to make up classes; half credits will be given. The curriculum will consist of computer aided self-paced instruction and teacher instructed math classes.

The Georgia High School Graduation Tests will be given from June 15 through 17. End of Course Tests will be given June 27 and 28.

A total of three absences will result in the student being withdrawn from the program.

Transportation will not be provided.

The director of the program has yet to be announced.