21st Century Community Learning Centers (21CCLC)
The 21st CCLC programs are FREE academic after-school and summer programs at twelve participating ACPS district school based centers. Students are provided with opportunities for academic enrichment, personal enrichment, and other activities designed to complement the regular school day. The 21st CCLC initiative is a key component of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Authorized under Title IV, Part B, of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) of 2015.
Alachua County School District has four 21CCLC grants which operate at twelve district school-based centers. Each center is staffed with a Site Coordinator who assists with the day-to-day operations. Florida certificated teachers and support staff deliver academic enrichment and personal enrichment lessons. The four grants are managed by two district project managers. Project Flourish and Project Vitalize are managed by District Project Manager Melissa Montgomery -- Duval Early Learning Center, Foster Elementary, Lincoln Middle, Rawlings Elementary, Shell Elementary, Terwilliger Elementary, Westwood Middle. Project Discovery and Project Inspire are managed by District Project Manager Genevieve Coggins -- Alachua Elementary, Idylwild Elementary, Irby Elementary, Lake Forest Elementary, Metcalfe Elementary. Application and acceptance to a program is required. Application does not guarantee acceptance and is not first come, first serve.
21st CCLC programs provide a range of high-quality services to support student learning and development:
- Tutoring and mentoring
- Academic enrichment (e.g., homework assistance, reading, math, science, technology)
- Enrichment activities (art, health, engineering, drop-out prevention, career explorations. Other activities may include martial arts, tennis, 3-D imaging and printing, fencing)
- Limited free transportation at satellite stops (site specific)
- Free meals
- Free field trips