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21st Century Community Learning Center After School Program Grant

13 schools served by after school grant

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Fee-Based After School Program (ASP)
All elementary schools provide non-academic fee-based after school care
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The Two-Way Immersion Program is at Beulah Elementary only.

The Douglas County School System currently operates several 21st Century Community Learning Center (CCLC) Grant Programs that serve 13 elementary schools. These grants were awarded by the Georgia Department of Education through a competitive grant process. The 21st CCLC Program was developed to provide federal funds to local schools and organizations to operate after school programs for the purpose of:

•Providing opportunities for academic enrichment and tutorial services for students

•Offer students a broad array of additional services, programs, and activities to reinforce and complement the regular academic program; and

•Offer families of 21st CCLC students the opportunity for literacy and related educational development

All programs target students who are in need of additional academic assistance. Criteria for students to qualify for available slots includes: academic performance below grade level; not meeting state standards on tests; and/or failing grades in one or more subjects/classes. 

Each grant site provides students with a wide variety of after school activities such as academic tutoring, homework assistance, academic enrichment sessions, cultural/fine arts education, technological and character education. The program also provides students with opportunities to participate in field trips and listen to speakers on topics such as life skills, academic motivation, college and career prospects, drug awareness, conflict resolution, and violence/gang prevention.

All students receive a daily snack and are provided with transportation home each day.  Strong emphasis is placed on intensive academic tutoring, remediation, acceleration, project based learning and enrichment activities. All activities correlate with the Georgia Performance Standards (GPS) to ensure program activities correlate with the school day and meet the individual needs of each participant.

The SMART Grant was initially awarded in 2004 and renewed in 2009. The SMART (Students Maximizing After School Resource Time) program serves students in 3rd-5th grade at Annette Winn, Burnett, Eastside, and Sweetwater Elementary Schools.  

The SUCCESS CLUB Grant was awarded in the fall of 2009 and serves students in 3rd through 5th grade at Bright Star, Beulah, Lithia Springs and North Douglas Elementary Schools.

Two "Transition" grants were awarded in July of 2010. The Mason Creek Transition Grant serves students at Mason Creek Elementary School and the Factory Shoals Transition Grant serves students at Factory Shoals Elementary School.  Both programs include an additional component for transiting 5th graders.

The Douglas County School System was awarded a new elementary after school grant through the Georgia Department of Education in July of 2011, entitled STAR. The STAR grant serves 3rd through 5th graders at Arbor Station and Winston Elementary School while Dorsett Shoals serves students in kindergarten through 5th grade.

For more information about the 21st Century Community Learning Center Program or to see a copy of the grant please contact Mitzi Teal, 21st CCLC Project Director, at 770.651.2039 or email her at You may contact individual schools regarding student eligibility and qualification requirements.

Persons believing these grant programs involve fraud and/or waste should contact the Douglas County School System Finance Department Grants Administration Office at 770.651.2227.

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