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 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 Mountain Shadows, 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 3:30 - 5:30. Participation in the program is free-of-charge.
A total of 130 students (sudents from each grade level) will be selected for participation in the program. Students must attend all days of the program. Parents of students who participate in the program must agree to reqiuire their students to attend a data night at the end of the semester.
Each after-school class begins with 25-minutes of snack time; the snack will be provided to students free-of-charge. Snack time is followed by a 45 minute session of classroom instruction, either in reading and/or math, according to student needs. During the 45 minutes of 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 by grade-level and will change at least every quarter to provide students with ample opportunity for varied experiences.