Project ACHIEVE, Amphitheater's 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) program, serves Amphitheater elementary students at Nash, Keeling, Coronado K-8, Holaway, Prince, Walker and Rio Vista elementary schools, and middle school students at Amphitheater Middle School and La Cima Middle School.
The 21st CCLC program provides students who are struggling in school with the encouragement, inspiration and practical tools needed to succeed both academically and socially through high school and beyond.
- Outside of school time, certified teachers provide expanded learning opportunities to students at risk of educational failure. Results include improved student achievement in core academic areas.
- Students are referred to the program by teachers and administrators,based upon the students' need to improve academically and/or socially.
- Typical before and after school activities include Breakfast Reading/Math Clubs, Homework Help, Tutoring in Math/Reading, Enrichment Activities (sports, special interest clubs, etc.) and Mentoring.
- Students develop a sense of connection to school and enthusiasm for learning, bacause staff are recruited from school sites and provide students with engaging activities in an environment where student to staff ratios are low.
- Students are provided with additional supports that encourage their academic success and build a positive connection to school, such as healthy snacks and the involvement of parents and community volunteers.
- Parents, guardians and other adult family members are provided with opportunities to participate in literacy classes and in family involvement events such as math and literacy nights.
The intended outcomes of the 21st CCLC programs in Amphitheater are: To improve students' academic achievement as measured by standardized test scores and grades and to increase parent involvement in students' academic success through participation in academic-focused family involvement activities.
Funding for Amphitheater's 21st CCLC program, Project ACHIEVE, is provided by federal grants through the Arizona Department of Education. Please see the link to our flyer posted on this web page.