STAR registration deadline May 27 |

STAR registration deadline May 27

Roaring Fork School District students in kindergarten through 12th grade can register for the STAR summer school programs by the last day of the current school year, Thursday, May 27.

The summer academic program will run from 9 a.m. to noon each weekday, June 14 to July 22, with students with high academic need getting first priority. The fees at the elementary and middle school level are $300 for one child for the six weeks, or $450 for more than one child. Scholarships are available on a sliding scale for students who qualify for the free or reduced-price lunch program.

Program fees at the high school level are $100 per five-credit semester course with a maximum workload of two courses. Attendance in high school is mandatory, so jobs and vacations must be planned accordingly. High school summer school courses will be conducted in Carbondale and Glenwood Springs.

Coordinators say attending summer school can help students keep up academically.

“Statistically, STAR has raised student achievement for STAR students even above the district general population because STAR kids spend more time in school and enjoy lower class ratios during STAR time,” said project director Melissa Matherly.

To learn more about enrollment options, transportation and other issues, contact the STAR coordinator in each school:

– All high schools, Paula Marr, 384-5563

– Basalt Middle, Carrey Sims, 384-5870

– Carbondale Middle, Karen Schmidt, 384-5735

– Glenwood Springs Middle, Matt Creer, 384-5532

– Basalt Elementary, Linda Slaybaugh, 384-5808

– Carbondale Elementary, Melanie Bank, 384-6037

– Crystal River Elementary, Julie Lang, 384-5627

– Glenwood Springs Elementary, Marilyn Cardillo, 384-6052

– Sopris Elementary, Denise Wright, 384-5402

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