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Free Summer School: First Come, First Served!

The other day, a new Westport resident enrolled his children in Continuing Education summer programs.

He received the following email in return:

Here is your receipt showing that we refunded your credit card for the Sports and Fun registration. This program is offered free to Westport Public School students through a one-time grant this summer.

He was stunned.

Where did the money come from? What’s going on?

It’s our (state) tax dollars at work.

Connecticut’s Department of Education wants to address challenges resulting from the pandemic. These include both learning loss, and the promotion of social and emotional wellness.

So the state is fully funding a Summer Electives program for Westport Public Schools students entering grades 1-12 next fall. In other words: There is no charge.

The courses include:

Elementary School

Middle School

High School

Enrollment is limited, and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Click here for more information, and to register. For help, email, or call 203-341-1209.

Of course, Continuing Ed offers many other programs (for a fee). Summer courses include Fine Arts, Culinary Arts, Filmmakers ink, Sports, STEM, Chess and Theater. They’re held at Staples High School, Bedford Middle School, Greens Farms Elementary, and Wakeman fields. Click here for more information.

Director Christine Jewell plugs Continuing Ed’s summer programs.

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