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SUNDAY, MARCH 25, 2007

Decatur summer school programs begin in June
City partners with Morgan County, Hartselle for classes

By Bayne Hughes · 340-2432

Decatur City Schools’ summer programs for high school, middle school, elementary and development programs begin in June.

Decatur is again joining Hartselle and Morgan County to offer high school summer classes in four sessions. The first, June 4-15, and the second, June 18-29, are at Decatur High School. The third is July 2-16, with July 3 and 4 off. The fourth is July 17-31. Both are at Hartselle High School.

Each 10-day session equals one semester. Classes are 7:45 a.m. until 3:15 p.m. Summer school tuition is $100 per session.

Students who do not live in Morgan County cannot attend the Decatur High sessions.

Middle school summer session will be at Brookhaven June 4-22 for Decatur’s sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade students. A morning session will run from 8 a.m. until 11, followed by an afternoon session from 11:45 a.m. until 2:45.

Both sessions offer language arts, math, science and social studies. The schools require students who fail at least two subjects to attend summer school. Tuition is $100 per session.

Banks-Caddell, Frances Nungester, Somerville Road and West Decatur elementaries will offer reading and math classes June 4-29.

Due to renovations, Austinville Elementary students can attend the classes at one of the other sites. Classes are from 8 a.m. until noon. Decatur Youth Services will provide breakfast and lunch.

ARC summer

Decatur City Schools’ developmental programs are again joining with the Association for Retarded Citizens to offer a summer program for students ages 5 to 21 with moderate and severe disabilities.

The program will be June 4- July 27 at Somerville Road Elementary and Decatur High School.

The academic program will be June 11-22 and July 9-20 from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. daily.

The recreation program, in conjunction with the Decatur Parks and Recreation Department, will be June 4-8, June 25-July 6 and July 23-27. An after-care program is available daily from 3 until 5 p.m.

The programs offer students a chance to continue developing functional academic skills, home-living skills, pre-vocational and leisure skills. The ARC provides after-care and interim care for individuals requiring supervised care.

The ARC and the school systems provide program staffing. The recreation department is providing a recreation specialist. Staff members are trained in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and first aid.

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