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Coed, high-school classes will be offered for the first time this fall by <b>Oasis School in Reston</b>. Available curriculum will suit ninth and some 10th graders, with advanced eighth graders also a possibility. Some classes are also available to homeschoolers.

September will start the fourth year of Oasis School's challenging single-gender program for girls. This program offers small classes and individualized programs well-suited to bright students who thrive in a more nurturing, less competitive environment with room for lots of creativity.

Openings are still available for grades fourth-eighth. Call 703-338-3307.

Oasis School is offering <b>Arts and Skills End-of-Summer camps</b> during <b>the week of Aug. 29</b>. Mornings will focus on reviewing and enhancing math skills, interactive reading and a bit of U.S. geography. Afternoons will be filled with arts and crafts projects led by a skilled drawing teacher. Students can attend one or both weeks for full or half days. Extended days are available. Camp is offered for rising fourth- through eighth-graders. Call 703-338-3307 for an application.

The <b>Loudoun Campus of Northern Virginia Community College </b>has opened a new Reston Center, which will offer nearly 30 courses for the fall semester in a variety of subjects, including business, art, information technology, foreign language, mathematics, English and social and human studies.

Anthony Tardd, provost of the Loudoun Campus, said the primary reason for opening the center was the ongoing development in the Reston area. Tardd added that establishing the center helps to lay the foundation for meeting future educational needs as the population continues to grow, including plans to offer expanded services at an additional location.

Registration for fall classes at the Reston Center and all six NVCC campuses is going on now. Applications can be completed online at www.nvcc.edu/novaconnect or by visiting any NVCC campus location. Eligible Washington, D.C., residents can receive in-state tuition rates for NVCC courses, and financial aid and scholarship options are available for qualified individuals. Call 703-323-3000 or visit www.nvcc.edu.

The <b>South Lakes High School Class of 1985</b> will host their 20-year reunion, which will take place on <b>Oct. 22</b> at the Reston Sheraton. Those interested in attending should email name and mailing address to slhs1985@yahoo.com. For more information, visit slhs1985.org. Those interested in helping with planning should contact Melanie Kirsch Colston at 703-476-0579.