21st Century Community Learning Center (CCLC)
Owens Elementary School was awarded the first
21st Century Community Learning Center (CCLC) Grant for
Limestone County Schools. The grant award is for
$178,122 per year, renewable for three years up to a total award
amount of $534,366.
The funds will provide a high-quality STEM focused after school
program and four-week summer program that will serve K-5 students
at Owens. The summer
program will serve breakfast and lunch.
Programs and Operations
The school year after school program will operate Monday -
Friday, 2:45 - 5:30 PM, for 36 weeks. The four week summer
program will operate Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM - 12:00 noon.
- To assist and support families with reduced, affordable
- Provide remediation, academic, and cultural enrichment
- Promote healthy living through health and wellness
- Develop work ethics by exploring careers and strengthening
character building experiences
- Broaden the school-family partnership through family
To insure that the program is convenient and accessible to all
families, transportation will be provided. During the school
year after school program students will be provided transportation
home. During the four-week summer program students will be
provided transportation to and from the program each day.
Highly qualified, certified teachers will serve as site
coordinator and lead teacher. In order to include students of all
abilities, a special needs aide will be on staff, if needed, for
students who require 1:1 services.
To improve academic achievement with an emphasis on improving
reading and math skills of program participants
To improve attendance in the regular school-day program
Increase parental/family involvement
To improve behavior during the school-day
Strengthen the school-community bond and collaboration
To strengthen student competencies in the areas of Science,
Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM)
Combat the problem of summer food insecurity
Increase health and wellness of students and their families
here to access forms for the 21st Century Community Learning