Foundation to fund student transition program

SNELLVILLE - The South Gwinnett Cluster Foundation will provide $1,800 to help defray costs for a program designed to help students transition from elementary to middle school and middle to high school mathematics, the organization announced Monday.

The Foundation supports academics and extracurricular activities at the six schools within the South Gwinnett cluster. The money will help pay for the recently concluded Math Academy at South Gwinnett High School.

About 120 students participated in the three-day academy, led by a team of 16 teachers and two coordinators from the cluster's elementary, middle and high schools.

"While initiatives such as this are great for the community, local and state funding are typically not enough financial support," said Allison Griffith, an assistant principal at J.C. Magill Elementary. "Without the South (Gwinnett) Cluster Foundation's donation, the Math Academy and the positive experiences reported by so many participants would not have been possible."

Glen Williams, co-executive director of the Foundation, said the board of directors is committed to efforts that enhance academic opportunities for students and unanimously voted to provide the donation.

The Foundation, formed in 2007, raises and manages funds for South Gwinnett High, Snellville Middle, Britt Elementary, Norton Elementary, Magill Elementary and Rosebud Elementary.