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Extended School Program

Carrie Taylor
Director of Extended School Program


Any student currently enrolled in one of the ECS Elementary Schools (East Side, West Side, Harold McCormick) or the Wandell Early Learning Center is eligible to attend the summer program.  However, priority will be given to students who were enrolled in and attended the ESP program during the 2017-2018 school year.  Provided space is still available, students from all ECS Elementary Schools will be given the opportunity to enroll on a first come first served basis. Students must have been in enrolled in Elizabethton City Schools during the 2017-2018 school year.  We cannot accept students entering Elizabethton City Schools in the 2018-2019 school year.  We have 140 slots available for students to attend the summer program.  Registration is $70 and the fee for the 7 1/2 week summer program is $330.  There are no additional fees.  To be considered enrolled, your ESP account must be current, the registration fee must be paid, and the following form must be completed for each student: 

Click here to go to the online application.

The application is first-come first served. Currently enrolled students may apply from May 1 - May 11, and prospective ESP students may enroll beginning May 12. 

About ESP

ESP (Extended School Program) is an after-school program in Elizabethton City Schools serving children from grades Pre-K through 8. This program is funded in part by the LEAPs Grant and the 21st CCLC Grant. 

The program gives students an opportunity after school and throughout the summer to participate in educational activities and physical exercise. Through partnerships with Coordinated School Health, the Carter County Health Department and other organizations, ESP has been able to offer programs like the Walking Club and events like the Treasure Walk. ESP is always looking for ways to strengthen partnerships within the community to provide stimulating activites and curricula for our students.

ESP Top Walkers

2017 Top Walkers Awarded Bicycles!

Owl Pellet Dissection

2017 Owl Pellet Dissection Day

Treasure Walk
2016 Treasure Walk