21st Century Community Learning Center Program

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Putnam County School District 
Intent to Apply for 21st CCLC Funding:

Under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), the state of Florida has awarded grants to school and community-based organizations to operate the 21st Century Community Learning Center (21st CCLC) programs. This program supports the creation of community learning centers that provide academic enrichment opportunities during non-school hours for children, particularly students who attend high-poverty and low-performing schools. The program helps students meet state and local student standards in core academic subjects, such as reading and math; offers students a broad array of enrichment activities that can complement their regular academic programs; and offers literacy and other educational services to the families of participating children. Putnam County Schools intends to apply for funding for the 21st Century Community Learning Centers for:

Melrose Elementary School
Middleton-Burney Elementary School
Ochwilla Elementary School
James A. Long Elementary School
C. H. Price Middle School 
C.L. Overturf, Jr. Sixth Grade Center
Eleanor H. Miller School

If you would like to provide feedback on the submission of the application or have any questions in regards to the 21st CCLC, please contact Program Coordinator, Justin Campbell at [email protected] 

If awarded, Putnam County School District will release a similar message notifying the community that the grant has been awarded and a brief synopsis of our program.

PCSD will offer a
 FREE after school program this year. Participating schools will be Interlachen High School, Palatka High School, Crescent City High School, Jenkins Middle School, Miller Middle School, Interlachen Elementary School, and Moseley Elementary School. Programs will focus on exposing students to STEAM activities. Buses will be provided to transport students home.

21st CCLC 2019-2020 Application.docx

Awarded Grants
Elementary and Middle Schools STEAM, download PDF File
High Schools STEAM, download PDF File
Priority School STEAM, download PFD File
Elementary Schools STEAM, download PFD File

RFP Narrative Addendum C16 PCSD Elementary and Middle School STEAM
RFP Narrative Addendum C16 PCSD High School STEAM
RFP Narrative Addendum C16 PCSD Priority School STEAM

21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC)

  • The 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) initiative is a key component of the No Child Left Behind Act. Authorized under Title IV, Part B, of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), as amended by the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, the specific purposes of the federal law are to:

    • Provide opportunities for academic enrichment, including providing tutorial services to help students, particularly students who attend low-performing schools, to meet state and local student academic achievement standards in core academic subjects, such as reading and mathematics.
    • Offer students a broad array of additional services, programs, and activities, such as youth development activities, drug, and violence prevention programs, counseling programs, art, music, and recreation programs, technology education programs and character education programs, that are designed to reinforce and complement the regular academic program of participating students.
    • Offer families of students served by community learning centers opportunities for literacy and related educational development.
  • The 21st CCLC program is a free program offering both after-school and summer programs to students at the school sites listed below:

  • Elementary School Sites

    Moseley Elementary School
    Interlachen Elementary School
    Kelley Smith  Elementary School
    Browning Pearce Elementary School  
  • Monday - Thursday 2:40 - 5:10 p.m.
    Middle School Sites
    Miller Middle School
    Jenkins Middle School
  • Monday - Thursday 4:00 - 6:20 p.m.
    High School Sites
    Palatka High School
    Interlachen High School
    Crescent City High School 
  • Monday - Thursday 4:00 - 6:20 p.m.
  • Program Site Directory (Click Here) Program Directory .docx

Program Description:

Academic Enrichment.
Personnel will be employed to help students with homework, tutoring, and academic enrichment.

College and Career Readiness. Each student will work in a small group with a mentor to set goals and learn about essential skills for college and career readiness.  Mentors will talk with students about current progress towards their goals including grades, attendance, and test scores.

STEAM Enrichment. Students will be able to choose from among several STEAM-related enrichment activities such as coding, chess,   leadership in public service, manufacturing, environmental sciences, robotics, arts, aviation, a Bicycle Club, and participation in a MakerSpace. Other enrichment activities will be considered in the areas of STEAM as interest arises.