iLearn Academy-21st CCLC after school program is dedicated to enriching the educational, social, and cultural opportunities of students and families in the communities served by the District.
Ilearn Academy- 21st CCLC program aims to provide expanded academic enrichment opportunities for students attending 4-8th grades. Tutorial services and academic enrichment activities are designed to help students meet local and state academic standards in reading and math.
While the main focus in the program is academic enrichment, other components will focus on building social, physical, and emotional skills through activities in fitness, sports, arts, culture, science, math, and technology.
This enrichment also includes STEM projects, hands-on science curriculum that uses a guided inquiry approach and is infused with language arts and math skills (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math).
Students will travel to science museums across the state. Parents will be offered workshops as well, making STEM learning a family activity. The program will culminate with a Make Things Happen festival to be held in the Spring. This hands-on science focus will make students want to attend the program, teach them new skills, and excite them about STEM careers.
The components of the 21st CCLC Program include:
Daily Schedule will run as follows:
3:00 – 3:45: ELA/Math Block
3:50 – 4:35: Homework Block
4:40 – 6:00: Enrichment- STEM Projects/Physical Education/Art/SEL
Ilearn Academy- 21st CCLC program provides a safe and healthy learning environment by ensuring that the following components are incorporated in the grant application and program implementation:
Our program staff includes day school teachers, youth development specialists, community members, college and high school students who serve as role models.
The Student Council and Advisory Board will help structure the program, making it fully responsive to community needs.
iLearn Academy will operate Monday through Friday from 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. The program will follow the regular day school schedule, and will not operate on early dismissal days or emergency closings. Parents will be notified in case of cancellation of the program.
Students who are currently attending 4-8th grades in Paterson, Passaic, Bergen and Hudson ASCS Middle schools can apply for iLearn Academy. Parents whose students are enrolled to the program are expected to participate all iLearn Academy programs.
Students in grades 4-8th attending Passaic, Paterson, Bergen and Hudson ASCS Middle schools are eligible to participate in the program. Parents/Guardians must pre-register their child online, fill out the registration package and hand in to the school secretary. The Registration form can be found here. There is limited spots available and registration will be on first come first served basis.
Regular attendance is essential to meet program goals. Regular attendance is expected for students to obtain the maximum educational opportunity provided to them. Unexcused absences may require the dismissal of the student from the program.
Students who are enrolled to iLearn Academy are entitled to participate Summer Program which will be offered during the full month of June for twenty hours per week. iLearn Academy Summer Program hours of operation and the schedule will be announced in the Spring.
Parents/Guardians may expect that:
The Program expects that parents/guardians will:
“ This project was funded in its entirety Under Title IV, Part B of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), Nita M. Lowey 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) grant funds through a grant agreement with the New Jersey Department of Education.”