What are 21st CCLC grants?
The 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) program provides services, during nonschool hours or
periods, to students and their families for academic enrichment, including tutorial and other services to help students,
particularly those who attend low-performing schools, to meet state and local student academic achievement
standards. While the focus is on improving students’ academic achievement, other activities
associated with youth development, recreation, the arts, and drug prevention, as well as literacy services for parents,
are permitted. 21st CCLCs:
- Focus services on promoting students’ academic achievement after school
- Require programs to meet principles of effectiveness
- Require a comprehensive evaluation of the program and activities
- Target services for students in schools eligible for Title I school wide projects or schools that serve a high percentage of students from low-income families
How is 21st CCLC funding distributed?
The 21st CCLC program is a state-administered discretionary grant program in which states hold a competition to fund
academically focused after-school programs. Funding is distributed to states based on their portion of Title I funding.
How can 21st CCLC funding be used?
Funding may be used for a wide variety of purposes:
- Implementing promising education reform programs
- Providing a continuing source of innovation and educational improvement
- Helping meet the special education needs of at-risk and high-need students
- Supporting programs to improve school, student, and teacher performance
What ScholarCentric solutions can be part of a 21st CCLC grant?
ScholarCentric’s middle and high school materials, technology, and services align well with 21st CCLC funding in the
following categories: increase student achievement and expectations, implement solutions that foster school
improvement, build capacity through professional development, and support students who are categorized as at-risk
The Success Highways Resiliency Curriculum develops the critical resiliency skills that are scientifically linked to improved student engagement, achievement, and graduation rates. Using Success Highways early-warning assessments, educators can identify which students are at risk of academic failure and/or dropping out and why they struggle. With Success Highways Resiliency Curriculum, teachers can assure that all students gain or maintain the ability to succeed in school.
ScholarCentric’s professional development services are designed to facilitate the creation of a district- or school-wide culture of resiliency. On-site or online sessions provide educators with the knowledge, skills and confidence to use resiliency data and teach the six skills that can dramatically impact student performance.