Muscogee County School Board approves summer school changes

Students attending summer school in Muscogee County this year can expect some changes.

During a board meeting Monday night, the Muscogee County School Board approved several changes to this year’s summer school, including the locations.

Summer school for middle school students will be held at Daniel Education Center. Summer school for high school students will be at the Academic Success Center and the Muscogee County Evening High School.

The middle school will run an abbreviated version of the summer school, reduced from 37 days to 20 days.

High school students will have two options. They can take online courses through NOVANET at the Academic Success Center during the day or they can take courses in a more traditional format in the evening at the Muscogee County Evening High School. Both courses have an approved seat-time waiver from the state Department of Education, so if students complete the requirements for the courses they can finish early.

The student work study program for economically-disadvantaged students will be discontinued. The work study program cost the district about $108,400 to run each year and was not cost effective. Instead, there will be a tuition break for economically disadvantaged students.

Courses normally cost about $300 per course for high schoolers and $250 per course for middle schoolers. Economically disadvantaged students would pay $90 per high school course and $75 per middle school course.