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NOTICE OF INTENT TO SUBMIT AN APPLICATION FOR THE 2019-20 21ST CENTURY COMMUNITY LEARNING CENTERS (CCLC) GRANT
In accordance with the application instructions from the Arizona Department of Education, the Center for Academic Success, Inc. submits a public notice to the community of Cochise County its intent to apply for the 2019-20 21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC) Grant for public schools to be served in the aforementioned areas.
The purpose of the 21st CCLC Program, as described in federal statute, is to provide opportunities for communities to establish or expand activities that focus on:
- Improving academic achievement of students
- Enrichment activities and services that reinforce and complement the academic program, and
- Active and meaningful opportunities for adult family members of students to engage in their children’s education.
The deadline for the application is May 6, 2019.
Federal Grants Office
Center for Academic Success, Inc.
Sierra Vista, Arizona | Douglas, Arizona
May 2, 2019
Students in grades 5-8 who attend the Douglas campus of CAS Middle School have recently excelled in exploratory learning and educational trips. Mrs. Alvarado’s and Mrs. Peraza’s fifth grade classes conducted an elasticity experiment with eggs constructing differing surrounds which would help the egg survive a drop off a 20-foot structure. Students then had the opportunity to test their theories with an outdoor egg drop.
The sixth grade classes also continued with project-based learning in their research projects. Students researched famous inventors such as Alexander Graham Bell and George Eastman Kodak. Later, they recreated famous inventions so that the students could see what they looked like. All of the sixth grade students in Mrs. Robles’ science classes have been working hard on this project for the past two weeks, and projects are now on display for all students to see.
Finally, the students in Mrs. Gonzalez’s and Ms. Paredes’ 7th grade science class went on a field trip to the Pima Air and Space Museum. The students learned about the evolution of flight and were able to walk around and look at various types of airplanes. They saw planes that have been in various wars, as well as space. They also toured to the Airplane Boneyard viewing hundreds of planes that were previously engaged in military efforts around the globe.
We are very proud to announce that Dayra Nuno, an 11th grader at CAS High School Douglas Campus, has been accepted to the prestigious César E. Chávez Leadership Institute at Arizona State University in Phoenix this Summer! The Institute runs from June 7-13th, 2015. The César E. Chávez Leadership Institute is a week-long summer program filled with workshops, lectures and activities designed to build communication skills, develop critical thinking, and inspire a passion for community service. Students are selected for this institute based on a minimum criteria of a 3.0 GPA, demonstrated leadership capacity, community volunteerism, and a written essay submitted by the student.
Parents, Teachers, Community Members, and Concerned Citizens,
The Center for Academic Success High School is in the process of conducting a community needs assessment for the teens of the Sierra Vista area between the hours of 3:30 – 5:30 or “after school.” It is our hope to apply for and obtain a grant that would allow us to run a free and robust after school program for community teens in an effort to boost academic outcomes and responsible citizenship similar to the program we currently offer at our K-8 building. We value your feedback on how we could best meet these needs.
Would you consider responding to an 8-question survey? It should only take about 10-15 minutes of your time Please select the link to take the survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/7FR686Q
Thank you in advance for your help with our efforts to create a free After CARE program at our high school and meet the needs of community teens.