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WCPS Summer Programs

HAGERSTOWN, MD (May 31, 2011) – Washington County Public Schools offers a full range of summer program opportunities, enabling students at all grade levels to acquire additional knowledge in core subjects, gain necessary credits, or register for programs just for enjoyment. 

A six-week elementary program for select students will focus on language arts and math at all elementary school locations.  The start date of the elementary program varies by school.  A middle school program at each school location will benefit selected students who will receive four weeks of instruction in core subjects, physical education, and the arts.  The middle school program begins on June 27, 2011, and is scheduled Monday through Thursday, from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Other offerings include an English Language Learning program focusing on communication skills and reading; STEP (Support to Ensure Promotion) for students who have not fulfilled their requirements for promotion to ninth grade; a middle to high school transition program; courses for high school students who need credits for completion of requirements, recovery of credits from failed courses, preparation to retake a high school assessment or complete a Bridge project as an alternate requirement for graduation; and original credit courses for high school seniors who need credits or want to accelerate their graduation schedule.

High school students are also offered one- week summer enrichment camps at Hancock, North Hagerstown, Smithsburg, South Hagerstown and Williamsport high schools, covering programs like AVID, SAT prep, AP English skills, performing arts, and technology.  A fee is charged for the enrichment camps and transportation is not provided.

Numerous academies and camps focusing on the arts will be offered in June and July.  A music academy is scheduled at Paramount Elementary School, a pair of one-week arts camps will be held at Doub’s Woods Park in Hagerstown, a middle school performing arts class will be offered at Williamsport High School, and Barbara Ingram School for the Arts has scheduled five summer academies in various arts disciplines. For information about arts programming, please contact the school offering the program or Rob Hovermale, supervisor of fine arts, at 301-766-2928.

For information about all other summer programs in the Washington County Public Schools, visit the Summer Programs pages of the WCPS website.

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