Welcome to Tarrant City Schools After School Program Info
21st Century Community Learning Center (K-6th)
Tarrant City Schools operates a 21st Century Community Learning Center grant at Tarrant Elementary School that provides extended day programming for kindergarten through sixth grades. The grant is for $125,000 per year for 3 years (based on federal funding). Funding for this project began on October 1, 2011. Through the partnership with Sylvan Learning Center, the program has received an additional grant from the Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham to expand from 50 students to 80 in the 2013-2014 and 2014-2015 school years.
Grant funding allows the site to lower student participation fees while offering high-quality academic and enrichment services, low student to teacher ratios, and valuable opportunities for parental involvement. The Tarrant 21st Century program has partnered with Sylvan Learning Centers to provide scientifically-research based academic instruction that is specific to each student's individual need. Students will work with a Sylvan tutor in small groups twice per week, and will be offered approximately 60 total hours of tutoring in reading by the end of the school year. Qualified high school student workers, college students, and adult group leaders work with students daily to assist with homework completion, supervise free play, and facilitate games and enrichment activities. Students participate in service-learning sessions twice per month, and will plan and execute service-learning projects throughout the year.
Services are available Monday through Friday on the campus of Tarrant Elementary School from 3:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.
Contact Kelley Javinett, Community Education Coordinator, at 205-849-3700 or firstname.lastname@example.org for information.