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21st Century Community Learning Centers
21st Century Community Learning Centers
Monroe County School Districtís Keys to Success!
21st Century Community Learning Centers are federally funded afterschool and summer programs offered at no cost to participants.† Keys to Success (KTS) is the name of the Monroe County School District afterschool and summer program.† The 21st Century KTS program provides support students at risk of failing or falling behind in school.† The program goals are to increase academic performance, enrich personal development and enhance family involvement in student learning.

There are six 21st Century KTS objectives:
  • To have 70% of regularly participating students improve to a satisfactory grade* in English Language Arts/Writing.
  • To have 70% of regularly participating students improve to a satisfactory grade* in Mathematics.
  • To have 70% of regularly participating students improve to a satisfactory grade* in Science.
  • To have 70% of regularly participating students maintain high performance or improve their physical fitness as measured by pre- and post-assessments.
  • To have 70% of regularly participating students demonstrate effective decision-making skills as measure by completed project based learning module.
  • To have 70% of participating family members improve their knowledge of parenting skills as measured by pre- and post-assessments.
*Success criterion:† Maintain an A/B grade or improve from a D/F grade to a C grade; or a C grade to a B grade or higher.

21st Century KTS offers afterschool and summer activities designed to achieve these objectives.† They include homework help, remedial education, personal enrichment, and a range of family-centered activities that promote parental involvement and family literacy.†

21st Century KTS incorporates many Project Based Learning (PBL) learning strategies and activities into its program.† Research shows that students readily engaged with academic subjects remember what theyíve learned through PBL environments.† This increases knowledge and develops personal skills.† †

Student performance is regularly measured through academic grades and state standardized assessments.† In that way program effectiveness is directly linked to student performances.† Having a strong evaluation plan ensures continuous progress toward 21st Century KTS goals and objectives, and MCSD has retained EduMatrix as the external grant evaluator for making these assessments. †As part of the evaluation process EduMatrix works with the programís project coordinator and the school site coordinator throughout the year to provide feedback on program performance; while mid-ear and end-of-year reports offer a quantitative and qualitative look at program achievements.

Program Advisory Boards and community partners are a major part of the 21st Century KTS support team.† Comprised of parents, staff and community partners lead their support as consultants, volunteers, and service providers.

While the benefits of 21st Century KTS are felt most by the students and family members enrolled in the program, itís the community as a whole that benefits from the program.† For more information about 21st Century Keys to Success or for questions regarding this web page, contact the Project Coordinator, or look at the Additional Information section below.
Application
 440-2447B-7CDG1- Monroe CSD with Corrected Objectives 10-5-16.pdf
21st Century Grant Application and Reward Letter
 Parent Letter SUMMER HOB.doc
Parent Notice/Student Invitation Summer 2016-17
Additional Information
21st CCLC School Contacts
+ Henriquez , Ashley
Click on name to see details.

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