21st Century Community Learning Center
Authorized under Title IV, Part B, of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), as amended by the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, the law's specific purposes are to:
- provide opportunities for academic enrichment, including providing tutorial services to help students, particularly students who attend low-performing schools, to meet State and local student performance standards in core academic subjects, such as reading and mathematics;
- offer students a broad array of additional services, programs, and activities, such as youth development activities, drug and violence prevention programs, counseling programs, art, music, and recreation programs, technology education programs, and character education programs, that are designed to reinforce and complement the regular academic program of participating students; and
- offer families of students served by community learning centers opportunities for literacy and related educational development.
Description of Sarasota School Districts 21st CCLC Programs
A community learning center offers academic, artistic, and cultural enrichment opportunities to students and their families when school is not in session (before school, after school, or during holidays or summer recess).
Our programs nourish the mind as well as the body. We provide healthy snacks and warm inviting places conducive to opening the mind to the possibilities available through learning.
Our centers provide students with a broad array of other activities - such as drug and violence prevention, counseling, art, music, recreation, technology, and character education programs.
Our programs serve the families of participating students, by identifying the literacy needs of individual families and matching them with the appropriate program.
Program Activities Include:
- remedial education activities and academic enrichment learning programs, including
special assistance to struggling students to improve academic achievement
- mathematics and science education activities
- arts and music education activities
- tutoring services (including those provided by senior citizen volunteers) and
- programs that provide after school activities for limited English proficient students
that emphasize language skills and academic achievement
- recreational activities
- telecommunications and technology education programs
- programs that provide parental involvement and family literacy
- programs that provide assistance to students who have been truant, suspended, or
expelled to allow the students to improve their academic achievement, and
- drug and violence prevention programs, counseling programs, and character
- Serving students with disabilities
Our goal is to Provide Opportunities for Academic Enrichment, including tutorial services to help students, particularly students who attend low-performing schools, to meet state academic standards in core academic subjects, such as reading and mathematics.
School Year 2012-2013
NORTH COUNTY SITES
Tony Torrence, Project Director
Roy McBean Boys and Girls Club
Alta Vista Elementary
Emma E. Booker Elem
Greater Hurst Chapel - Project SOAR
21ST CCLC Program Evaluation Reports