Student Adventures Afterschool Program
The Student Adventures After School Program, formerly called 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC), began in the 2003-2004 school year. We currently have afterschool programs at all elementary schools and Clinton Middle School. Whittier Elementary, Lyons Middle School and Washington Middle School programs were started in the Fall of 2011 through a new grant that was received. The afterschool program has developed a Sustainability Plan to help maintain and expand afterschool programs on a long term basis. If you would like to review that plan, please feel free to contact the program director, Loras Osterhaus.
Click here to view the 2016-2017 Sustainability Plan for the Student Adventures Afterschool Program
Click here to view the 2015-2016 year evaluation of the Afterschool Program at Bluff, Eagle Heights and Jefferson Schools for grades K, 1, and 5
Click here to view the 2015-2016 year evaluation of the Afterschool Program at Bluff, Eagle Heights and Jefferson Schools for grades 2-4
Click here to view the 2015-2016 year evaluation of the Afterschool Program at Clinton Middle School and Whitter School.
Click here to view the Clinton Community Schools 21st CCLC Local Evaluation Form 2015-2016 School Year
The Mission Statement for the program is to provide students expanded academic and enrichment learning opportunities in a safe environment by utilizing all available community resources, thus empowering them to succeed by providing them quality learning experiences.
Our Vision Statement is that all Clinton families and youth will have access to affordable out of school time programs within the community that enhance a child’s positive development, safety and opportunities by offering youth expanded academic and academic enrichment activities that enhance their learning skills.
Currently the afterschool program targets youth that score below the 40thpercentile in math and/or reading. The reason being that funding for this program is currently provided by grants that are directly tied to No Child Left Behind (NCLB) regulations.
Our program has an emphasis on academic assistance and academic enrichment activities. The youth experience learning through visits to museums, science and art activities, multi-cultural activities, health and physical fitness activities as well as tutoring in math and reading and general homework assistance. Additionally, youth participants have the opportunity for recreational activities such as swimming, roller skating and bowling, among others.
If you would like more information about the Clinton Schools Afterschool Program or would like to enroll your child, please contact the site coordinator at your child’s school or call Loras Osterhaus, Program Director.
For additional information on afterschool programming you may search on the following websites:
|State of Iowa Afterschool Alliance|
|National Afterschool Alliance|
|Iowa Dept. of Education for After School Programs|
We are proud of the following organizations who act as our key program partners:
|YWCA||Area Substance Abuse Council/New Directions|
|Bridgeview Mental Health Center||Clinton County Conservation Office|
|Clinton Community College||Ashford University|
|Women's Health Services||Clinton School Teachers|
|Clinton County Sherriff's Office||ILLOWA Resource Development|