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Two schools served through grant funded after school programs.

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The Douglas County School System currently operates a high school 21st Century Community Learning Center (CCLC) Grant Program. This grant was 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

This program targets 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.

CHAMP2 (Champion High Achievement to Maximize Potential) was awarded in 2007 and serves students at Douglas County and Lithia Springs High Schools. The focus of this program is to help offset the academic struggle that occurs in high school by targeting at-risk 9th, 10th, and 11th grade students. 

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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