After-School and Summer Program
310 NW 11th Avenue / Trenton, Florida 32693
Patricia Powers, Director of Resource Development
(352) 463-4408 Phone
(352) 463-3276 Fax
Activities / Assessment
|21st Century students take part in tutoring and homework help each day, with a much lower student to teacher ratio than the regular school day. In addition, students take part in Reading, Math, and Science activities that help to ensure appropriate grade level performance. Academics are a focus for 90 minutes each day. Personal enrichment activities are rotated to throughout the week. Wellness activities include structured physcial activity (races, games, dance videos, cheerleading, karate, Zumba, Pilates, yoga, etc.) as well as physical education activities centered on nutrition, learning about the human body, dental health, mental health, obesity awareness, safety, and character education. Safety lessons may include anything from Stranger Danger to bicycle safety. Art and Music components focus on learning about artists and musicians, types and genres of art and music, mediums and instruments used, technique, and also hands-on art and music projects. Students create original works of art, replicate works by famous artists, identify instruments by sound, and many more fun activities. The Technology block is focused on exposing children to various types of new technologies, as well as teaching them how to use them safely (social networking, blogging, wikis, pings). Students learn about computer hardware and software, and take part in activities ranging from disassembling computers to learning Excel formulas. All activities are designed to be learning disguised as fun!
Although 21st Century is a super-fun, hands-on program (launching hot-air balloons, left), we also have to be sure to measure the progress of students so that we can continually improve strategies and demonstrate the impact of the program. Students are progress monitored with simple pre, mid, and post assessments in August, January, and May. We also track school progress monitoring data from academic assessments such as Performance Matters and Renaissance 360. Classroom grades from the 1st 9 weeks and the 4th 9 weeks are compared, and FSA/SAT10 growth from year to year is compared as well.
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