NCSS to offer tuition-based summer learning program

COVINGTON – The Newton County School System is extending an opportunity for elementary students to enrich their learning experience over the summer.

For students in grades kindergarten through fifth, NCSS is offering the tuition-based Summer Learning Program from June 3 to 27 at South Salem Elementary. The camp, which is a first-time asset of the school system, will have various courses taught by experienced teachers, according to information on the NCSS website.

“The camp will feature academics and enrichment, meals, field trips and more,” according to the website.

Classes include math, reading and science instruction. In addition to the academic aspects, students will have a chance to enhance their technology, engineering, cooking and art skills. Lunch will be served through the summer food program, and field trips are planned for each Friday during the camp.

There are 75 slots available, and these will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. The registration fee is $25. Parents and guardians can expect to pay $130 per week per child, with a $104 prorated first week fee.

The registration period will be held today from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Newton Board of Education, located at 2109 Newton Drive NE in Covington. For more information, contact Deena Sams at 770-787-1330 ext. 1271.