Southern Appalachian Labor School will begin its “Accent Education” 21st Century After School Program Monday at the SALS Community Center in Beards Fork (the former Beards Fork Elementary School).
This free program provides additional schoolwork and homework assistance by certified teachers four afternoons a week, Monday through Thursday.
Children from the Oak Hill and Valley District schools, grades K-12, are dropped off by their school buses each afternoon throughout the school year, which follows the Fayette County school schedule.
In addition to homework and school work help, children participate in other activities which include various field trips, studying the world around them with the Discover and Explore Programs, which includes learning from DNR how water is tested in trout streams that support the SALS/DEP Stream Partnership program and studying moon rocks from NASA.
Other activities include computer work, art, health, nutrition and fitness with activities both inside and outside.
As Fayette County launches its Core Curriculum focusing on reading and math, SALS will again be working closely with the county teachers to ensure each student receives the help needed to be successful in this program.
In addition, an afternoon snack and a nutritious dinner are provided before the children are delivered home by SALS vans.
Enrollment is still open for children K-12. For more information or to enroll your child, call coordinator Charlene Newkirk at 304-779-2772/2280, come to the school on Beards Fork Road or e-mail Charlene firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com (send to both).