Overview of the 21st Century CCLC Grant
This federally-funded program supports before and after-school community learning centers that operate on school campuses statewide. Services typically include academic intervention and enrichment activities along with a broad array of youth development opportunities and parent/family programs. These extended-day and summer classes complement the student's regular school day program. 21st Century programs mainly serve students and families at Title 1 schools. Classes are designed to help students meet the core standards in language arts and math. Other educational services are offered to family members of students in order to further engage them in their child's learning.
At Mirage, assessment results are utilized to select students for participation in the program. Each student selected will be provided with registration information and may only attend with parent permission. All students in the program attend Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 2:45pm - 5:00pm. A three-week summer program will also be offered. Participation in the program is free-of-charge.
A total of approx. 67 Kindergarten thru 2nd grade students will be selected for participation in the program during the 2017-2018 school year. Students must attend all days of the program. Parents of students who participate in the program are asked to agree to engage in 5/10 monthly parent/families activities. End of the session showcases will also take place for parents to visit the classrooms and see the wonderful learning that has taken place during each session.
Each after-school class begins with playground time, followed by snack time; the snack will be provided to students free-of-charge. During snack time, students will be allowed to work on homework and get help if needed. Snack time is followed reading intervention class according to student needs. During the academic time, students will participate in small-group instruction with the teacher, computer-assisted instruction, and center activities designed by the teacher. Academic instruction will be followed by enrichment activities. Enrichment activities will vary and will include computer based application and use of technology devices, social/emotional learning, as well as other STEAM activities (inquiry based learning, collaboration, building, and creating).