21st CENTURY COMMUNITY LEARNING CENTERS

ABOUT OUR PROGRAM

The 21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC) is a free after school program available at Overstreet Elementary, Partnership Middle School, Armstrong Junior High School, and Starkville High School. The AMS STEAM Ahead CCLC program serves students in grades 6-8 at Partnership Middle School and Armstrong Junior High. LinkZone serves students in grades 5 and 9-12 at Overstreet Elementary, Armstrong Junior High, and Starkville High School. Both of these CCLC programs focus on enriching student knowledge and understanding of STEM and art.

PROGRAM GOALS:

  • Homework and tutorial support
  • Additional academic instruction
  • One-on-one support
  • Academic enrichment with a focus on STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) and art, integrating art and science into core courses of English/language arts and mathematics
  • Social and behavioral development support and bullying prevention
  • Career planning in high school program

ELIGIBILITY: 

Students in grades 5-12 who are enrolled in Overstreet Elementary School, Partnership Middle School, Armstrong Junior High School or Starkville High School may attend 21st Century Community Learning Centers.

HOURS: 

Students attend CCLC at their school for about two hours after the regular school day is dismissed. CCLC dismissal time is determined on a school by school basis.

SCHEDULE: 

Fall services are tentatively scheduled to begin August 9, 2021. The program operates Monday-Thursday each week. Some sites may offer occasional Fridays and special events on Saturdays this fall.

ACTIVITIES: 

STEM focused projects and experiments, homework assistance, and academic tutoring

HOW TO ENROLL: 

Parents and students can obtain an enrollment form from their respective schools. Once the enrollment form is returned to the Program Manager, parents will be notified with a start date. 

FOR MORE INFORMATION

For more information about the Discovery Center's 21st Century Community Learning Collaboratives, please contact:

Dawn Lucas
Program Manager
dlucas@starkvillesd.com