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Wednesday, April 21, 2004

Starr's Mill, Rising Starr to host summer sessions


Summer school classes for Fayette County’s middle and high school students will be offered at the South Complex June 8 through July 21, it was announced last week.

Middle school students will attend summer classes at Rising Starr, while high school courses will be offered at Starr’s Mill, both on the south border of Peachtree City.

Melinda Berry-Dreisbach, spokeswoman for the Fayette County School System, said the principals of each of the county’s five high schools recently met and agreed to move the summer sessions around to a different campus each year.

This will be the first year Starr’s Mill and Rising Starr have hosted a summer school, Berry-Dreisbach said. Fayette County High was the site in 2003.

Students must provide their own transportation to and from classes, but Berry-Dreisbach said she was unaware if the South Fayette location of the Starr’s Mill campus was a consideration for administrators.

Students can’t arrive on campus earlier than 7:15 a.m. for middle school and 8 a.m. for high school. Students are expected to leave immediately after their class.

Early registration for high schoolers is taking place starting this week at each school.

Students and parents should contact their local middle school for dates and times of early registration for the middle school program, Berry-Dreisbach said.

All classes meet Monday-Thursday, with Fridays off. There will be no classes on July 5 in observance of the July 4th holiday.

Tuition is $210 for all classes except high school science courses, which are $225. Tuition for out of county residents is $295. Registration fees are due on the day of registration. Those wishing to pay by credit card can do so only on June 2. Visa and MasterCard will be the only credit cards accepted.

There will be a $50 late fee for students registering after 12 p.m. on June 7. A $5 notification fee will also be applied if a student enrolls without a parent present, if a parent registers a student without the student present or if either the parent or student fails to sign the forms during the early registration period.

High school students taking both a first and second period class may leave campus for lunch from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Snack foods will also be sold at the concession stand during lunch except on June 8, July 20 and July 21.

Reasonable learning accommodations will be made for students with special needs. No resource classes will be offered.

Summer school

schedule, details

Fayette County Schools will offer summer credit courses to students in grades 6-12 at the Starr’s Mill complex in south Fayette June 8 through July 21. All classes meet four days a week, Monday-Thursday, with no classes on Friday. In addition, no classes will be held on Monday, July 5 in observance of Independence Day.


• 1st — 7:30-10:30 a.m.

• 2nd — 10:10 a.m.-12:40 p.m.

• Lunch — 12:40-1 p.m.

• 3rd — 1-3:30 p.m.


• 1st — 8:30-11:30 a.m.

• Lunch — 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

• 2nd — 12:30-3:30 p.m.

Course offerings for summer high school are listed below. Parents should contact their middle school for information on summer offerings.


8:30-11:30 a.m.: 9th English A, 10th English A, 10th English B, 11th English A, 11th English B, 12th English A/B; Applied Problem Solving A, B, Algebra 1B, Geometry B, Algebra IIB; Physical Science A, Chemistry B, Biology A; World History A, Economics, U.S. History A, Citizenship; Spanish 1B, Personal Fitness/Health, Weight Training.

12:30-3:30 p.m.: 9th English A, 9th English A, 10th English A, 11th English A, 11th English B; Algebra III A, B, Algebra IB, Geometry B, Algebra IIB; Physical Science B, Chemistry A, Biology B; World History B, World History A, U.S. History B; Spanish IIB.

NOTE: There must be at least 15 people registered to make a class. If a class fills for 1st period, students will be registered for a 2nd period class if available.

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