After School Academies

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21st CCLC Program – ExCEL Academies

Soaring Beyond Expectations

Funded by the 21st Century Community Learning Centers Grant Program and the Maryland Department of Education

The overall goal of the 21st Century Community Learning Centers program in Worcester County Public Schools is to provide after school and summer academies to meet the educational, college and career ready, health, social service, cultural and recreational needs of students. The objective of the 21st Century Community Learning Centers ExCEL Academies is to provide 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students the opportunity to immerse themselves in challenging, project-based STEM learning. This learning will prepare students for post secondary education and careers in STEM fields. Three afterschool sessions and a summer academy session are offered throughout the school year. A hot meal and bus transportation are provided at no cost. Offerings are open to all students.

4th and 5th Grades Academies

Funded by Worcester County Board of Education

The overall goal of after school programs in Worcester County Public Schools is to provide after school and summer academies to meet the educational, college and career ready, health, social service, cultural and recreational needs of students. One objective of the After School Academies is to provide enrichment and intervention for students in reading and math. Three afterschool sessions and a summer academy session are offered throughout the school year. A hot meal and bus transportation are provided at no cost Offerings are open to all students.

Goals for Afterschool Academy Programs at SHMS

  • To provide a safe, enriching environment where students’ achievement will improve.
  • To increase family involvement in education.
  • To provide educational, enrichment, and recreational activities that develop each student’s educational competence, physical and social development (character education), and community involvement (service learning).
  • To increase community partnerships to enhance enrichment activities for participating students.