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About the 21st CCLC Community Learning Centers


The Manchester School District's 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) afterschool program envisions a community where all students are inspired to reach their full potential academically, socially and personally through the support of the program, families, and the community. In order to achieve this end, we are committed to providing an affordable, secure, and safe environment where students are engaged in learning, informed decision-makers, and connected in meaningful ways to school and community.

Since its inception in 2004, the 21st CCLC program has provided high-quality academic and enrichment programming during out-of-school hours to over 2,000 students annually. The program has been well-received by students, parents, school staff, and the community. Our statistics show that through consistent enrollment in our program, 21st CCLC students have increased grades and school attendance, improved behavior and self-esteem, developed new skills and interests, and even reported liking school better after participating in our program. Our goal is to make SES tutoring a seamless component of our afterschool program.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are students assigned to a specific tutor and what is the tutor to student ratio? 

Yes, students will be assigned to a district certified, school day teacher who will provide the tutoring. The maximum ratio for group tutoring will be one tutor to four students. Individual (one-on-one) tutoring is also available.

Where/when does the tutoring take place?

The SES program will operate in each of the elementary schools served by the 21st CCLC program. These schools are Bakersville, Beech Street, Gossler Park, Hallsville, McDonough, Northwest, and Wilson elementary schools. Tutoring will take place, on-site, at each student’s school. The needs and schedules of working parents will be accommodated through offering tutoring services during the before and after school hours.

Who tutors our students? What are their qualifications?

Your students will receive tutoring from specially trained, Manchester School District certified school-day teachers. A full-time 21st CCLC site coordinator at each school will help facilitate communication with parents, students, teachers, and district personnel.

How will you track and report on my child’s progress?

Student Learning Plans (SLP), which set goals based on an individual's academic needs, will be developed for each student. These goals wil serve as a metric to track your child's progress in areas where your student needs improvement. Our tutors, district certified teachers, will document each tutoring session to ensure there is an essential level of continuity between the school's instructional program and our SES program. Tutors will also communicate with the students' classroom teachers and work with them to monitor each student's overall academic progress. The information gathered by the tutor during sessions, as well as indicators reflecting students' academic progress during the school day, will be used to tailor academic goals and evaluated the effectiveness of our program.

How will you inform me of my child’s progress?

Parents will be provided with a written monthly progress report and will be given the opportunity to ask questions, comment and provide feedback. If necessary, we will work with the school’s English Language teachers and social workers to assist in communicating with the family.

21st CCLC SES Program Expectations

Registration Form

Complete and sign the 21st CCLC program registration form.

Student Attendance

Attendance at all tutoring sessions is required.

Excused And Unexcused Absences

For an absence to be excused, we must receive notification before noon on the school day that tutoring is scheduled. All excused absences will be made up. Failure to notify us may result in an unexcused absence. Tutors will wait ten minutes for the student before calling it an absence.

Dismissal From Program

A student who has three unexcused absences will no longer be eligible to participate in the SES program.

Student Behavior

Students participating in the program are held to the Manchester School District’s Behavior Standards. Repeated disruptions or disrespect for others and/or for their property may result in removal from the program.

Students participating in the 21st CCLC program will receive a healthy snack after school, before tutoring begins. After tutoring ends, they are invited to register for one of the 21st CCLC program enrichment classes.

If you have any additional questions about our SES Program, please contact the site coordinator at your child or children's school(s). Contact info can be found under "school contacts" on the main menu sidebar.