Education Notes

EDUCATION NOTES

January 28, 2007

Redistricting talks scheduled

Anne Arundel County public schools officials have scheduled three briefings at which members of the public can ask questions about redistricting proposals that Superintendent Kevin M. Maxwell released in December.

Public testimony will not be accepted at the briefings. Separate public hearings to be held next month will give the public a chance to weigh in on the proposals.

A briefing for Deale Elementary/Shady Side redistricting will be held tomorrow at Deale Elementary School, 759 Masons Beach Road in Deale.

A briefing for West County redistricting will be held Tuesday at Meade Heights at Seven Oaks Elementary, 1905 Town Center Ave., Odenton.

A briefing for Ferndale/Hilltop area redistricting will be Wednesday at George Cromwell Elementary, 525 Wellham Ave. in Glen Burnie.

For times and other information, call Chuck Yocum, student demographic/planning specialist, at 410-439-5695.

Sports physicals to be available

The Anne Arundel County Department of Health will provide free high school sports physicals next month.

Students must bring a school's pre-participation physical evaluation form signed by a parent or guardian.

Forms are available from county public high schools or by visiting the Health Department's Web site, www.aahealth.org.

The Adolescent Health Services division will provide the physicals by appointment only at the following health centers:

Feb. 21 and 28, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. - North County Health Services, 791 Aquahart Road, Suite 200, Glen Burnie. 410-222-6625.

Feb. 26 and 27, 2:15 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. - Parole Health Center, 1950 Drew St. 410-222-7247.

New evening school opening in Arundel

Anne Arundel County school officials are opening a new evening school at Meade High School, making it the fourth such program in the district.

The school system selected Meade for an evening high school because of growing interest in West County for the program, which is designed to improve graduation rates.

Students in grades nine to 12 can choose to attend evening high school part time to squeeze in extra credits needed for graduation. Students age 16 and older can also choose to transfer from traditional day school to evening school full time.

Classes at the Meade evening high school will start Feb. 7 and will run from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays.

Students can register from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at the media center at Meade High, 1100 Clark Road. The evening high school will offer 26 classes.

For more information, brochures on the evening high school will be available at all county public libraries, on the school district's Web site at www.aacps.org or by calling 410-544-0182 after 1 p.m.

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