School District applies for learning center grant | News | The Press and Standard
by The Press and Standard | November 4, 2017 5:00 pm
Last Updated: November 1, 2017 at 12:41 pm
The Colleton County School District and Colleton County Middle School have applied for funding through the 21st Century Community Learning Centers program through the S.C. Department of Education.
The funding’s goal is to provide opportunities for communities to establish or expand activities in community learning centers that provide opportunities for academic enrichment, including providing tutorial services to help students, particularly students who attend low-performing schools, to meet the challenging state academic standards; offer students a broad array of additional services, programs, and activities, such as youth development activities; service learning; nutrition and health education; drug and violence prevention programs; counseling programs; arts, music, physical fitness, and wellness programs; technology education programs; financial literacy programs; environmental literacy programs; mathematics, science, career, and technical programs; internship or apprenticeship programs; and other ties to an in-demand industry sector or occupation for high school students that are designed to reinforce and complement the regular academic program of participating students; and offer families of students served by community learning centers opportunities for active and meaningful engagement in their children’s education, including opportunities for literacy and related educational development.
If awarded, the grant would begin in January.
For information contact Gail Thomas, project director, or Matthew Brantley, principal, at Colleton County Middle School.