Cherokee 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 meets weekly on 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.