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Schools partner with Family Y, Quest Zone for extended day programs

Posted: August 9, 2017 - 12:44am

The Aiken County Public School District is partnering with the Family YMCA and Quest Zone to offer extended day programs at all elementary schools and three middle schools during the 2017-18 school year, according to a news release.

Previously, elementary after school programs in Aiken County operated independently, with students having limited access to classrooms and computer labs after hours. Some elementary schools did not offer an after-school program.

In the upcoming school year, extended day program coordinators will work with school staff to provide homework assistance and individualized instruction with problem areas.

"These programs will be a true extension of the school day," said Aiken County Public Schools Coordinator for Innovative Programs, Fran Altringer. "There will be a tangible connection between the school itself and the extended day program as students will continue to receive enhanced instruction from our curriculum, while school staff members will also have the opportunity to serve as extended day program instructors. Students will still have time to play and create, but our goal with the extended day programs is to offer the same immersive educational experience at every school in Aiken County, focusing not on cookie-cutter convenience, but rather quality of instruction."

Each partner organization will operate 10 elementary school programs, while Quest Zone will operate middle school programs at Paul Knox, North Augusta and Kennedy.

The Family YMCA's Prime Time program will operate elementary school programs at North Augusta, Busbee-Corbett, Ridge Spring-Monetta, Jefferson, Gloverville, Byrd, Greendale, Clearwater, North Aiken and Mossy Creek.

Quest Zone will operate elementary programs at Chukker Creek, East Aiken School of the Arts, J.D. Lever, Belvedere, Hammond Hill, Oakwood-Windsor, Aiken, Redcliffe, Millbrook and Warrenville.

Extended day program coordinators will work with school staff members on curriculum elements, and help each student improve overall academic performance.

For more information, visit www.thefamilyy.org and www.thequestzone.com.

 

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