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NHCS' Read to Achieve camps underway

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NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WECT) -

New Hanover County Schools' Read to Achieve camps have opened at four different sites across the county.

The camps provide intensive reading instruction for rising fourth graders in order to prepare for the upcoming school year.

Students who scored below Level 3 on the Beginning of Grade, the End of Grade, or the Read to Achieve test, and did not meet an exemption as outlined by the North Carolina Legislature were invited to camp. There were approximately 250 students invited to camp and nearly 230 accepted.

Third-grade students receive extra attention in North Carolina because of the state's Read to Achieve initiative, part of the Excellent Public Schools Act. Under this law, students who are not reading at grade level by the end of third grade will receive special help so they can read well enough to handle fourth-grade work.

The camps are currently being held at Bradley Creek Elementary, Mary C. Williams Elementary, Rachel Freeman Elementary School of Engineering and Wrightsboro Elementary.

The camps are open every day until Thursday, July 24. Their hours of operation are from 8:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.

For more information, contact Cynthia Shields, NHCS Supervisor of Language Arts, at 910-254-4289.

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