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Polk After School Gas Incentive Program

Middle School After School Academy students during a service learning project at Alexander’s Ford. Students worked on science skills by testing water in the Green River. Students also practiced plant identification with an emphasis on habitat requirements as they worked to clear walking trails. (photo submitted by Emily Bartlett)

Polk County Schools After School Academies offer extended learning opportunities to students in all four Polk County elementary schools and Polk County Middle School.
This year, families have had the opportunity to participate in an incentive program this year that helps with student access to extra academic services. The Gas Incentive Program, funded by a grant from the Polk County Community Foundation’s Discretionary Board Fund, is for parents with demonstrated financial need and is designed to assist with the purchase of gas so that students can stay after school to work with teachers in reading, math, science and homework completion.
The After School Academies  are federally funded through a 21st Century Community Learning Centers grant from the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. The programs are free and open to all students in kindergarten through eighth grade.
For further information about the after school program, call Emily Bartlett at 828-894-3051.