Oct. 15, 2003, Atlanta, GA, - SCANA Energy will celebrate the grand opening of its new homework center at North Heights Elementary School on Monday, Oct. 20, with an Open House from 4:45 to 6 p.m. at North Heights, 26 Atteiram Drive in Rome.
The homework center at North Heights operates from 3:15 to 4:45 p.m., Monday through Thursday, with two certified teachers, Heather Hackett and Deborah Childs. The center serves 30 second through fifth grade students.
"Our teachers and students are grateful for this unique opportunity to participate in a rewarding educational experience that will help improve learning skills and enrich lives," says Rita Carter, principal of North Heights.
SCANA Energy currently operates seven homework centers in Georgia. These centers provide a safe and structured study environment where students can complete their class assignments and learn proper study skills with certified teachers who are responsible for the total management of the program. SCANA Energy provides funds for the teachers, snacks and student incentives.
Additional homework center grand openings this Fall include elementary schools in Atlanta, Augusta, Macon and Savannah. SCANA Energy has been sponsoring homework centers at select Georgia schools since 1998. The company adopted the award-winning program from its South Carolina-based parent company, SCANA Corporation.
SCANA Energy, serving more than 350,000 customers, is the second-largest marketer of natural gas in Georgia. The company also has a regulated unit, SCANA Energy Regulated Division, selected as the state's only regulated natural gas provider.