Students sought for summer program

Published 6:08 pm Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Children wait to get on the bus for the A.P.P.L.E. program. | File photo

Children wait to get on the bus for the A.P.P.L.E. program. | File photo

Registration forms for the City of Andalusia’s 2015 A.P.P.L.E Summer Enrichment Program will end soon.

Program coordinator Barbara Tyler said parents need to look for the forms as the registration period ends April 30.

“Spaces are limited in that June morning session,” Tyler said.

The summer enrichment program will be held at the Andalusia Elementary School from 7:30-11:30 a.m. Mondays through Thursday during the month of June. Additionally, an afternoon program will be located at the Woodson and Coleman Centers from 1-5 p.m. during June and July.

The new A.P.P.L.E. after-school is run by the City of Andalusia through the 21st Century Community Learning Center Program. The program is funded through a 21st Century Grant for three years, after which the city can reapply for the grant.

Tyler said the program has been rewarding both students and staff.

“It’s been a great satisfaction for me and our staff to be able to work with these kids,” she said. “The kids really enjoy it. They’re getting a lot out of it academically. It’s helped them with their homework and any problems they were having in the classroom.”

The registration fee is $35 for one child; $55 for two children; and $75 for three or more children in the same household. Scholarships are available for the programs and will be based on financial need. There is a one time registration fee, whether your child attends the morning and the afternoon program, or both. Spaces are limited for the morning program at AES.

The morning program is open to students in grades K-7, who attend Andalusia City Schools. Transportation will be provided to and from AES by the ACS buses.

Breakfast will be served at 7:30 a.m., followed by three hours of academic and enrichment activities, which will end with lunch at 11 a.m. Children will arrive home at 11:30 a.m.

A.P.P.L.E. afternoons will take place from 1-5 p.m. at the Woodson and Coleman Centers and is open to all children in Covington County. Children ages 6-11 will sign in at the Woodson Center at 1 p.m., and children ages 12-15 will sign in at the Coleman Center at 1 p.m.

Afternoons consist of computer lab, swimming, sports/games and enrichment activities. The teen center at the Coleman Center will include gaming, a media room, sports/games and swimming.

All children must be picked up by 5 p.m. from their sign-in location. Late pickup fees will be $1 a minute for every minute that elapses after the program ends. No transportation will be provided for the afternoon session.

Registration forms, with the registration fee, have to be turned in by April 30.

For more info call 334-222-6542.