Extended Learning –“Full STEAM Ahead”
County Schools Dr. Tammy Knipp, Extended
East Spring Street Sharon Dyer,
Cookeville, TN 38506
Parents and Students:
back! We hope everyone has had a
great summer and that the new school year is off to a great start. Putnam County’s 21st CCLC
Grant and LEAPs Grants will once again be in place to provide extended learning
time for students in all of Putnam County’s elementary and middle schools. Monterey High and Upperman High
students who commit to the 21st CCLC program will be served at Burks
Elementary and Cornerstone.
Parents are asked to carefully review all information provided on this
sheet prior to seeking placement for their child/children in the program.
How can the EXTENDED LEARNING PROGRAM help your
Extended Learning Program can help you and your child/children in the following
Provides a safe place for your child after
tutoring/instruction to improve math and reading skills or other academic
the opportunity for participation in fine arts activities like music, drama, or art
the opportunity for participation in a variety of recreational/sports
the opportunity for learning of life-long skills for
(scrapbooking, knitting, sculpture, gardening, etc.)
Who is Eligible?
5 to 18 years of age enrolled in one of the listed schools may register for the
program. Based on the grant
design, first priority will be given to students at risk of educational
disadvantage who need academic support beyond the school day. Major emphasis will be given to math
and reading intervention. Classes will be filled
on a first come, need basis; a waiting list will be created as classes are
What is the PURPOSE of the Extended
mission of Extended Learning Grants is to provide Tennessee students with
ACADEMIC enrichment opportunities that reinforce and complement the regular
academic program, promote youth development, and provide family support during
non-school hours. Academic enrichment activities are designed to
help students meet state and local standards and must be based on rigorous
scientific research. The academic
standards Tennessee students must meet have become more rigorous through the
state’s commitment to the Tennessee Diploma Project and the First to the Top
initiatives. Extended Learning
Grants assist students in attaining the goals set for them. The programs classes
will be strategically aligned to science, technology, engineering, and math
What ACTIVITIES are
Art and music activities
Assistance to students who have
been truant, suspended, or expelled and need to catch up
Credit Recovery-Virtual Learning
Drug and violence prevention
Expanded library hours
Limited English proficient classes
Math and science activities
Parent involvement and family
Technology programs and telecommunication
Tutoring and mentoring
Participants will be provided a snack according to the guidelines of the Federal Child Nutrition Program
will be provided in the Baxter and Monterey communities.
is the DISCIPLINE POLICY?
The safety of
your children is our #1 priority.
Children are expected to exhibit acceptable behavior and follow the
student conduct/discipline plan listed in the school’s student handbook given
to parents and students at the beginning of the school year. Students must follow all directions
given by the adult in charge and must be respectful of all class leaders,
fellow students, and school property. Parents will be called and notified in
writing of unacceptable behavior.
The 3rd referral to the site coordinator may result in the
student being dismissed from the program.
His/her name would then be placed at the bottom of the waiting list for possible re-admission
to the program.
SCHEDULE will be followed?
through Friday 6:45 AM to 7:45 AM
Monday through Friday 3:00 PM to 5:15 PM
morning schedule above is tentative.
may begin at 7:00 instead of 6:45. A
specific schedule will be provided with notification of acceptance into the
program. Some sites may choose to
do a Saturday morning program instead of the weekly morning schedule.
is the ATTENDANCE POLICY?
registered for the program are encouraged to attend three (3) days per
week. Participants are expected to
be present for the entire 2-hours of the program. Students who are consistently picked up
early, students who do not maintain regular attendance, or students who are
repeatedly not picked up at 5:15 PM will be dismissed from the program.