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Summer school lineup in works at Connellsville Area

| Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Students in the Connellsville Area School District will have a variety of summer classes to make up for failing grades and to take classes for credit under proposals submitted by director of curriculum Tammy Stern at last night's agenda planning meeting.

Directors will vote on the proposals at Wednesday's meeting.

If directors approve, summer school will be offered for elementary, junior high and high school students. Transportation will not be provided by the district.

Students in grades four through six with problems in math, reading or both may qualify for summer school at no cost to the student.

Students in grades seven through nine can make up for two failed courses in math, English, science or social studies at $65 per course.

High school and Connellsville Area Career and Technical Center students may take as many as four courses to make up for failing grades in the following subjects: English, math, science and social studies, at $65 per course for in-district and $100 per course for out-of-district students.

High school and technical center students may take courses for credit online, through correspondence or other methods. Students should check with their guidance counselors to verify such credits will qualify.

Summer driving will once again be offered. In-district students will pay $140 for safety and driving, or $40 for safety only or $120 for driving only. Out-of-district students will pay $170 for both; $50 for safety only and $145 for driving only.

Students from junior high through high school and technical center may participate in a summer enrichment academy, which teachers are developing. Materials costs will range from $10 to $25.

In other matters, John Pappas of Eckles Construction, New Castle, reported that the technical center is nearly complete, with paving and landscaping representing the majority of work remaining. Paving should be complete in the next two to three weeks, with landscapers arriving next week.

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