McConnellsburg Elementary To Begin Released Time Program
Released Time is a legal, state-approved program operated by Joy El Ministries, a Pennsylvania nonprofit organization that allows public school children to leave their classrooms for one hour each week to receive biblical teaching. Released Time provides moral and character development in a Christian context.
In a study done by the National Council on Crime and Delinquency, it was found that students who attended Released Time classes experienced improved scores in three areas of literacy after just one year in the program: comprehension, spelling and vocabulary. Students also developed better study habits that increased grades in other subjects as well.
Additionally, students have the opportunity to interact with caring adults who serve as positive role models each week.
To enroll in Released Time classes, request registration forms at the child’s school office or contact Grace Atkinson at 485-4030. To learn more about the Released Time Bible Program or Joy El Ministries, visit the Web site at www.joyel.org.