Special Programs

AES has many special programs to enrich student learning!
Enhancing our curriculum are Art, Computer and Library and Physical education classes. Students in upper grades can select exploratories for deeper enrichment in these areas.  
Our students can also participate in academic competitions such as the annual Civic Oration Speech Contest and the Soil and Water Conservation Poster Contest.  
Some of our other special programs include:
Cherok21st CCC logoee County Schools 21st Century Community Learning Center Afterschool Programs (21st CCLC) is a federally funded grant initiative for students that attend Title 1 schools. The 21st CCLC programs provide both academic enrichment and supplementary academic activities and resources to promote student academic success and growth within the school environment.
The focus of the CCS 21st CCLC is to incorporate STEAM (Science, Technology, ELA, ARTS, and Math) activities and projects to reinforce and enhance a student's learning experience beyond the regular school day.
The CCS 21st CCLC Afterschool Programs operate Monday through Friday during the regular school year. Student selection/participation in the 21st CCLC program involves input from each 21st CCLC school's administration and staff utilizing formal and informal academic data.   A pdf  is provided below  that outlines the Smart Goals for the CCS 21st CCLC Programs
Pinwheel tutoring
pinwheel logoPinwheel Tutoring meets weekly on Tuesdays and  Wednesdays from 3:30-5 p.m. The program was started in response to meet practical needs in our community: the need for one-on-one homework help to relieve stress on families, but also the need for a way to build bridges and relationships within our community. If you are interested in more information about the partnership with AES, please contact [email protected]
Big Brothers & Big Sisters Program
The BB&BS program matches students in need of additional support with mentors who serve as friends and role models.  These "big brothers" and "big sisters" help young students with academic improvement, building self-confidence, and developing life skills.  For more information, check out the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Western NC site.