21st Century Community Learning Center

 

Last Updated 2017-12-07

Gulf County School District

21st Century After School Enrichment Program

Jo Clements, Coordinator

Summary

The project addresses the need for comprehensive afterschool services in Gulf County as well as the acute need to enhance student performance in the core academic areas of English language arts, math and science and in the personal enrichment areas of music, art and fitness.  Afterschool and summer programs for students in grades 1-6 at each Title I school will include academic support, enrichment activities, and family involvement activities in a safe, engaging environment where students learn through exploration.  Specific goals in academic subjects, student behavior, and family involvement which undergo constant evaluation will create a program certain to become an integral part of the community.

Plan

The 21st CCLC program will serve a total of 150 students in grades 1 through 6 during the school year.  There will be 100 students and Port St. Joe Elementary and 50 at Wewahitchka Elementary.  Those figures will be reduced to 50 and 25 respectively during the summer program.  The selection criteria for participating in the 21st CCLC program will be on a first come, first served basis with priority given to: 1) students recommended by school administrators and/or teachers, 2) students scoring Level 1 or 2 on the reading and/or math portion of the FSA, 3) students who scored below the 40th percentile on the Iowa (grades1-2), and 4) students who are considered vulnerable due to homelessness, latch-key status, economic disadvantage, absenteeism, or other factors.  No students will be denied admission due to special need or disability, provided they can be safely accommodated in the program.  We are committed to serving the targeted community and students without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, age, disability or marital status in its educational programs, services or activities.