LCSD students’ summer options abound

Summer camps through Project Learning through Enrichment and Development (LEAD) VI and the Drone Certification Course are just a few options Lee County School District (LCSD) students have for the summer. Those options are open to students at each grade level too.

Project LEAD VI Summer Camps provide students with the academic support, skills, inspiration and preparation needed to succeed. The summer camps will address the needs of Lee County students and help to build a sense of community among students, schools, and their families. To participate, students must currently be enrolled in LCSD schools.

The Project LEAD VI camps are provided through partnerships between the Auntie Karen Foundation; First Steps; Wateree Headstart; Bishopville/Lee Childcare; Federal and State Programs; and the S.C. Department of Education (SCDE).

Camps at the elementary school level through Project LEAD VI include English/Language Arts/Math Enrichment Camp; Literacy and Language Development; and State Mandated Reading Camp. Those offerings are for grade levels kindergarten to fifth grade.                                                                          

Camp options for middle-schoolers in grades 6th through 8th include  English/Language Arts/Math Enrichment Camp; Writing for Successful Communication; Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Camp; and Transition Camp.

For high-schoolers, options include College Bound Camp;  Credit/Attendance Recovery; math enrichment; English/Reading Enrichment Camp; Writing for Successful Communication; Math Enrichment; Transition Camp; Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM); and Drone Certification Course.

In addition, camps for personal development, artistically gifted and talented, visual arts, marching band, dance football and basketball are also offered.

For the first time, LCSD students have an opportunity over the summer to earn their drone-pilot-certification through the program iFLY. This innovative remote pilot certification program is designed to prepare high schoolers for the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) pilot examination for an unmanned aircraft to receive their FAA remote pilot license. 

The program is being offered through AI Nautics UAV Academy and STEM U LLC.

Students will learn the basics of software analyzing and data and logistical map reading. In order to participate, a student must be at least 16 years old and have completed the 10th grade.