Before & After School Care: 21st Century Community Learning Center

FAQ

Application can be downloaded at bottom of the page, as can the Scope of Program file that provides an in-depth look at the 21st Century Community Learning Center grant program. 

What is this program?

Our school was recently awarded a competitive 21st Century grant for an after-school enrichment program. This program is a combination of after school tutoring for Literacy, Math, and recreational enrichment activities. The program is completely free to all students, but there are limited program seats available.


Why do certain students receive invitations to this program?
The target student performance range for students are characterized as ‘bubble students’ (also known as students who are wavering on the cusp of proficiency – EX: Level 2, Level 3, etc.) This is not an intensive tutoring program, so students far below grade level are not a target audience. Many of the students who are multiple years below grade level will require additional resources and interventions that will not be able to be provided within the grant (due to the limited funding). This is also not a program designed for students who are above grade level (not be challenged enough).


How does my child get into this program?
Students are identified & invited using the criteria above. However, families that would like to be considered are also welcome to apply using our Program Application (available on this website or in the front office).


What grade levels are served with this program?
We serve grades 6-8. 


What activities do the students do in this program?
The program takes place both before and after school. From 8:15-9:15 a.m., students participate in special enrichment activities like completing art projects, learning sign language, or even discoverying how to fly a drone. From 4:15-5:45, students receive academic tutoring, namely in reading and mathematics. 


How does this work with multiple children in a family?
While this grant-funded program is designed for a specific profile of students, we can work with families to try to accommodate their need.


Is transportation provided?
Buses are available to students for the afternoon sessions, but not for the morning sessions. 


Is there any cost?
No, the program is completely free (courtesy of the 21st Century Learning Grant).


Is there any food for my child during this program?
Students attending the afternoon session will receive free supper (sometimes a hot meal, and sometimes a cold meal).


Who do I contact for more information?
Our site coordinator is Mr. Todd Thomas. He can be reached at [email protected]. You can also phone the school at 239.936.1759 with any questions.