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21st Century Community Learning Center Grant

Pratt USD 382 is applying for a 21st Century Community Learning Center grant that will provide tremendous opportunities for our Kindergarten through 8th grade students.  The purpose of this grant is to establish community learning centers at Southwest and Liberty Middle School that provide students with academic enrichment opportunities along with activities designed to complement students’ regular classroom academic program during out-of school hours.  


It is our intent to utilize funds that are granted to offer all K-1 students an extended school year to better prepare them for Kindergarten and 1st grade.  Research shows that Kindergarten and 1st grade Readiness are key to academic success for our youngest learners and it is our belief that in some cases extended instructional time helps prepare kids who are struggling for the rigors of Kindergarten and 1st grade.  Additionally, we may utilize a portion of the grant to expand our beyond the bell program for all students at Southwest Elementary School.  


Our second Community Learning Center will be located at Liberty Middle School.  Funds will be utilized to develop a summer Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (STEAM) summer program that is designed to allow our middle school students the opportunity for career exploration in science and math.  It is estimated that in the next 10 years over 75% of the fastest growing careers will require a science and math background.  It is our desire to give our kids a head start in achieving their college and career goals.  Through the use of a multitude of tools in technology (3D printers, Laser Engravers, iPADS, and Computers) our students will be utilizing tools and technologies that are connected to Science, Engineering, Arts and Math.  


In order to pursue this opportunity, We need you to fill out a needs based survey.  Data collected through this survey will be used to support our proposal.



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