The 21st Century Community Learning Center (CCLC) Grant Program’s focus is to provide expanded academic enrichment opportunities for children attending selected schools and their families. Tutorial services and academic enrichment activities are designed to help students meet local and state academic standards in subjects such as reading and math. In addition, 21st CCLC programs provide youth development activities, behavior intervention programs, drug and violence prevention programs, technology education programs, art, music and recreation programs, counseling and character education to enhance the academic components of the program.
DMCS looks forward to continue to serve their scholars to offer them the very best! We are accepting applications for our 21st Century Community Learning Center after-school program. The after-school program operates 160 days at five days per week. The program takes place Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays with afternoon sessions from 3:10p.m. to 6:10p.m. Wednesday sessions are from 2:10p.m. to 6:10p.m. due to early dismissal.
Please read our 21st CCLC Student and Parent Handbook at your earliest convenience to gain knowledge and information about our 21st Century Community Learning Center here at Downtown Miami Charter School. As a sub-recipient of the 21st CCLC Grant, we are committed to submitting the required deliverable documentations prior to or on the due dates.
Complete the registration form and return it to Mr. Diz at your earliest convenience.
21st CCLC Summer Camp
DMCS will provide a six week (6) 21st CCLC Summer Camp from June 19 to July 28 for five days a week operating from 8:00am to 4:00pm. This will fill care giving gaps for working parents and provide academic enrichment for the students in the summer. Here is what you need to know about our summer camp:
What: Providing FREE Summer Camp to any scholars entering grades 3-6 who needs to catch up to grade level, is currently participating in CCLC or receives Free or Reduced Lunch. Subject to seats available. Breakfast, Lunch and Snack will be provided each day
When: Monday, June 19, 2017 to Friday, July 28, 2017 8:00 am – 4:00 pm at No Cost
8:30-12:30- Math, Technology, English Language Arts Instruction, Science, Recess & Lunch
12:30-4:00- Activities- Lego Robotics, Health/Fitness, Drama, Coding, Gardening, Simple Machine Legos, Humane Education, Chess, etc.
Personal Enrichment: College & Career Readiness, Bullying Prevention, Character integration
How: Complete the attached form and return to Mr. Diz by Friday, May 6, 2016
Why: To help scholars stay engaged in learning and provide them with healthy and motivating activities for most of the summer. Scholars who keep learning throughout the summer are more likely to catch up or surpass grade level expectations.
Jungle Island, Seaquarium, Miami Marlins Game, Miami Children’s Museum, Zoo Miami & Amelia Earhart Park
21st CCLC Afterschool Happenings
Appreciation for our natural world, its beauty and our environmental responsibilities grows from engagement, enjoyment and exploration at an early age. This is why our Gardening Club has been nurturing our soil to grow healthy vegetables. Our Garden Clubs promotes and encourages youth gardening as a way of expanding the horizons of children, instilling a love of gardening, conservation, recognition of plants, trees, shrubs and flowers, and an awareness of the interconnectivity of life forms. Establishing our gardens educates our children about nature, horticulture and the environment, and to nurture an appreciation for plants and gardening. These gardens become outdoor classrooms that assist teachers in reinforcing principles of math, science and nutrition.
Mad Science brings kids the fun, the amazement and the wonder of all things science. Mad Science created a spark within our scholars’ minds to think about science in a new way and inspire innovative thinking to our young doctors, nurses and scientists of tomorrow! They provided spectacular demonstrations for our scholars as well as hands-on activities, and real world discussions that made learning about science fun for our scholars!
Our scholars learn with all of their senses, and robotics aligns more naturally with the active, hands-on development of our scholars. Studies have shown that a multi-sensory approach activates a larger number of cognitive connections. Our scholars are emotionally and physically engaged, making increased neural connections that result in active learning and enhanced long-term experiential recall. Communication and collaboration are critical skills to prepare our scholars for the world outside the classroom doors. Robotics challenges offer students opportunities in all forms of socialization, including burgeoning listening skills, and considering and evaluating alternate perspectives. Robotic challenges offer students exciting opportunities to build and express their imaginations!!
Through Big Brothers Big Sister, our scholars are given mentors who encourage their ambition, empower their confidence and keep them on track by helping them set goals and work toward achieving them. Big Brothers Big Sisters lead our scholars throughout various activities and help our scholars build their self-esteem. Our scholars look forward to continue to see their Big Brothers and Big Sisters!
Our scholars enjoyed an ice cream party for improving and maintaining their grades. We are extremely proud of all of our scholars!
Site: Downtown Miami Charter School
Target Schools: Downtown Miami Charter School
Hours of Operation: After-school Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, & Friday 3:10 p.m. to 6:10 p.m./ Wednesdays 2:10 p.m. to 6:10 p.m.
Program Director: Christian Diz
Program Coordinator: Tuere Ingraham
Last Updated: May 24, 2017