21st Century Community Learning Enrichment After-School Program (L.E.A.P.)
Department Contact Information
Integrated Services Coordinator
Jefferson County K-12 School implements the Learning Enrichment Afterschool Program (L.E.A.P.): an after-school program designed to meet the needs of an historically underserved population of students and families in the rural community of Monticello, FL. L.E.A.P. at Jefferson County K-12 School provides a safe place for students to go where they will receive academic support and enrichment. The program is student-centered, focusing on the needs of students through structured learning activities. Through L.E.A.P., students receive homework help and tutoring in the areas of English Language Arts, Mathematics, and Science. Secondary students also receive support for Algebra, course recovery, and SAT/ACT prep. Additional supports are provided for Students with Disabilities (SWD), English Language Learners (ELL), and those who are economically disadvantaged. Bilingual support will be provided for students in L.E.A.P. for Hispanic students as a targeted group. Transportation is provided for students so that transportation is not a barrier for participation.
The L.E.A.P. program operates from September 21, 2023 – May 17, 2024, Monday – Friday from 2:35 pm – 5:35 pm.
JCS (Jefferson County Schools) Mission Statement:
The Jefferson County Schools (JCS) mission is to help students succeed to the optimal level academically, socially, and emotionally in a technological and secure learning environment. The diverse needs of our students from all cultural and socioeconomic levels will be met through the cooperative efforts of a caring, unified staff in partnership with parents, community, and business leaders.
21st CCLC Goals:
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 Nita M. Lowey 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) program is authorized under Title IV, Part B of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, as amended by the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 and reauthorized by the, Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) of 2015. The program provides federal funding for the establishment of community learning centers that provide academic, artistic, and cultural enrichment opportunities for children, particularly students who attend high-poverty and low-performing schools, in order to meet state and local standards in core academic subjects such as reading, math and science. This program is also intended to offer students a broad array of activities and to include families and the community in the educational process.
* 21st CCLC is a grant funded program. Due to the nature of the grant and funding source, the project time is limited. When the funding for the project ends, the program will be eliminated.*