District applies for 21st Century learning center grant

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - 9:30am

Competitive grant to expand The PEAK Learning Center afterschool program

Through March 22, 2018 the Adams 12 Five Star Schools Office of Extended Learning will coordinate preparation of a competitive grant application to expand The PEAK Learning Center afterschool program currently operating at the following elementary schools: Federal Heights, McElwain, and Rocky Mountain.  These funds are made available under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) formerly known as No Child Left behind (NCLB).

The purpose of the 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) program is to provide opportunities for eligible applicants to establish or expand activities in community learning centers. Provided services focus on helping children in low income schools succeed academically through the application of scientifically based practice and extended learning time by:

  1. Providing opportunities for academic enrichment, including providing tutorial services to help students (particularly students in high-poverty areas and those who attend low-performing schools) meet state and local student performance standards in core academic subjects such as reading, writing, and mathematics;
  2. Offering students a broad array of additional services, programs, and activities, such as youth development activities, service learning, nutrition and health education, drug and violence prevention programs, counseling programs, arts, music, physical fitness and wellness programs, technology education programs, financial literacy programs, environmental literacy programs, mathematics, science, career and technical programs, internship or apprenticeship programs, and other ties to an in-demand industry sector or occupation for high school students that are designed to reinforce and complement the regular academic program of participating students; and
  3. Offering families of students served by community learning centers opportunities for active and meaningful engagement in their children’s education, including opportunities for literacy and related educational development.

Only applicants that specifically address all three purposes identified for funding will be considered.

Parents, community members, teachers, students and other constituents of the Adams 12 Five Star Schools community are invited to contact Stephanie Hansen at Stephanie.hansen@adams12.org with questions, comments or suggestions regarding the development of the application, budgets, and specific programming to be supported with the grant funds.