The district offers the program in the three middle schools through a 21st Century Community Learning Center grant.
In 2014, the district was awarded the three-year, $600,000 grant to implement the program at Cheatham, Harpeth and Sycamore middle schools.
The district was recently notified that it has received a grant extension of $202,000 to continue the program in the new school year.
Emily Staggs, who supervises the program, said, “We are looking forward to another productive and exciting year with this great program. The district has enjoyed much success since we started the program, and many students have benefitted from the academic, artistic and cultural enrichment activities that are provided.”
The program offers opportunities for students to explore, develop and strengthen their academic skills.
In addition, students participate in art, music and recreation programs, character education programs and field trips to reinforce and complement the regular academic program. Guest speakers are also invited to speak to the students on a wide range of subjects.
Students receive a daily snack and are provided with transportation home each day.
The district is working on the details for the new year and plans to start the program in September.
Families who are interested in participating in the program can contact your zoned middle school (CMS at 792-2334; HMS at 952-2293 and SMS at 746-8852). Applications will also be available at each school’s open house.