Pupil Support Services

21st CCLC logo21st 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  
  • mentoring programs
  • 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
  • education programs
  • 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  

   Project Application  

Tony Torrence, Project Director

Roy McBean Boys and Girls Club
Alta Vista Elementary
Booker Middle
Emma E. Booker Elem 
Gocio Elementary
Greater Hurst Chapel - Project SOAR
Tuttle Elementary
Wilkinson Elementary


21ST CCLC Program Evaluation Reports

Pupil Support Services
Sonia Figaredo-Alberts, Executive Director

Julie Zarling, Administrative Assistant

Phone: 941-927-9000, ext. 31109
Fax: 941-927-4052
1960 Landings Boulevard
Sarasota, Florida 34231
Green 3rd Floor

Exceptional Student Education
Tammy Cassels, Supervisor

Ana Montero, Administrative Assistant

Phone: 941-927-9000, ext. 34226
Fax: 941-927-4014

Student Services
Debra Giacolone, Supervisor

Sally Dean, Administrative Assistant

Phone: 941-927-9000, ext. 34754
Fax: 941-361-6157 

School Health Services 
Suzanne Dubose, Supervisor

Phone: 941-927-9000, ext. 34765
Fax: 941-927-4108

Florida Department of Health Sarasota County 
Linda Glover, Supervisor
Phone: 941-927-9000, ext. 32101 

Alternative Education, Discipline & Dropout Prevention
Bethany King, Supervisor

Patty Woods, Administrative Assistant
Phone: 941-927-9000, ext. 31113 

ESOL and Migrant Education
Jamie Rodriguez, Supervisor

State & Federal Projects
Jane Mahler, Supervisor

Betsy Hooper, Administrative Assistant
Phone: 941-927-9000, ext. 34061 

Staff Listing

5/25/2017 - NPHS Senior Awards Night

5/25/2017 - Brookside Spring Chorus Concert

5/25/2017 - Woodland Middle Advanced Band Concert

5/26/2017 - BHS - College or Career & You

5/30/2017 - LGBTQIA Meeting

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