Lee County Schools launching new after-school programs to help students’ grades

Reporter: Nicole Lauren Writer: Joey Pellegrino
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The Lee County School District is launching two new programs to help our children struggling with their grades.

One program is called Connect with Lee. It’s for any student K-12, and they don’t necessarily have to be struggling to take part in it. The program will be after school, for any student who has questions on classwork or homework. The school district says this will be a game-changer for students, especially those who are scared to speak up and ask for help.

“Sometimes, in the classroom, in front of the whole class, a student might pretend like they know how to do their homework or their classroom assignment,” said Bethany Quisemberry, director of elementary curriculum and instruction. “Then they get home and they’re not quite so sure. So this is a great opportunity for them to get one-on-one support. So they are confident and are able to go in and ask those questions that they might not have been so comfortable asking during the day.”

Connect with Lee’s one-on-one sessions with teachers would go from 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

The second program called Back on Tack. It differs in being specifically for struggling students or those who need to make up credits. The learning experience will also different, with students in a small group setting after school either on campus or online.

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