Hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. | Main Phone: (907) 742-4410 | Fax: (907) 742-4482
Location: 5530 E. Northern Lights Blvd. Anchorage, Alaska 99504
- Academic assistance at ten Title I Schools
- Serves 900 students
- Community partners include Alaska Botanical Garden, Alaska Junior Theater, Alaska Public Lands Information Center, AVID, Campbell Creek Science Center, Great Alaska Council, Boy Scouts of America, United Way of Anchorage, LEGO Education, and Alaska Public Media
21st Century Community Learning Center (CCLC) program provides expanded learning opportunities for children and their families outside of regular school hours at ten Title I Schools. The program is funded by grants from the Department of Education. 21st CCLC programs offer after-school math pre-teaching and academic enrichment activities. The program is provided by school staff and community partners. Eligible students participate in activities with a goal of increasing academic success in science, technology, engineering, art, and math (also referred to as STEAM).
The goal of our after-school program is to reach students who are underperforming academically and provide them with additional support. Students, who are referred by their teacher and eligible to attend the 21st CCLC program, will receive pre-teaching in math concepts and vocabulary. The pre-teaching method gives students a jump start in understanding math processes by introducing material that hasn’t been covered in the classroom yet. Pre-teaching increases confidence, allows students to better understand the materials presented by their teachers, and subsequently helps improves grades and test scores.
In conjunction with math pre-teaching, students will work with coding and robotics to be introduced to concepts and career fields in science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics, also called STEAM. Working with a focus in STEAM and bringing in partners from the community prepares students for future careers and opportunities to break the cycle of adversity.
For each semester, students choose a club of interest from the ones offered by the teachers or community members. Previously we have had clubs for sports, art, pokemon, cooking, Native drum making, and music. Club Days offer students a chance to develop another area of interest in conjunction with the math and STEM teaching.
A broad overview of our weekly schedule is shown below. Please note that the blocks scheduled may vary by school site.