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School Board to consider expanding thematic programs for elementary, middle schools

School Board to consider expanding thematic programs for elementary, middle schools 

 

By Larry Wood/Aiken Standard

The Aiken County Board of Education will consider expansion of thematic programs for Aiken County Public School District elementary and middle schools at its regular meeting Tuesday.

The meeting will be at 7 p.m. at the district office at 1000 Brookhaven Drive.

The expanded thematic offerings would be world language immersion programs at Belvedere, Clearwater and Millbrook elementary schools, a math focus at North Augusta Middle, a science focus at Paul Knox Middle School and the Cambridge Lower Secondary program at Schofield Middle, according to the meeting's agenda.

If approved, the new thematic programs would begin in the 2019-20 school year.

The district began thematic programs at its seven high schools in 2016-17. In August 2018, the Aiken Scholars Academy opened on the campus at USC Aiken. The high school allows selected students to earn college credits during their junior and senior years.

In other business, the board will hear updates on projects as follows:

In other business, the board will hear updates on projects as follows:

• The new Aiken Intermediate School for all sixth graders in Area 1, which is scheduled to open for the 2019-20 school year

• Construction status on the Phase 2B addition at North Augusta High

• Construction status on the Phase 2B addition at Aiken High

• Construction status on the Phase 2 addition at Ridge Spring-Monetta High/Middle School.

 

Check out the full article at Aiken Standard.