Dora Erickson was awarded a five year 21st Century Community Learning Center Grant which allows us to offer a free after school program for up to 130 students. This is our forth year of operation. We provide a variety of tutoring and enrichment opportunities for 1st - 6th grade students free of charge. The program offers academic supports every day for every student enrolled. Every student also receives science, art, physical education classes, and access to in-house presentations and field trips. Students have the opportunity to select enrichment classes which change periodically throughout the year. We welcome parent participation and offer family activities throughout the year. (This year they maybe virtual.)
Please contact the director Mrs. Fullmer if you have questions. (208-516-0168)
The program runs Monday through Thursday from 3:00-6:00 p.m. When we are full a waiting list is prepared. We accept enrollment forms throughout the year.
The Beyond the Bell Community Learning Center program aligns with Dora Erickson's Collective Commitments:
- High Academic Learning for Students
- Positive School Culture
- Growth Mindset
- Safe Place for all
- Engages Students
- Has Parent Involvement
Our program objectives:
- Advance students’ academic performance.
- Help students develop social competence.
- Promote the improvement of student health.
- Provide educational supports to families.
- Build sustainability through community support and partnerships.
Beyond the Bell is a 21st Century Community Learning Center funded by a federal grant.
The Idaho State Department of Education is the responsible State educational agency for 21st Century Community Learning Centers, which is authorized under Title IV, Part B, of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), as amended by Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) of 2015.
The program supports the creation of community learning centers that provide academic enrichment opportunities during non-school hours for children, primarily those who attend high-poverty and low-performing schools. The program helps students meet challenging state academic standards and local academic standards.
The purpose of 21st CCLC is three-fold:
- Provide opportunities for academic enrichment. Including providing tutorial services to help students, particularly students who attend low-performing schools, to meet the challenging State academic standards (ESSA, Sec. 4201(a)(1));
- Offer students a broad array of additional services, programs, and activities, such as youth development activities, service learning, nutrition and health education, drug and violence prevention programs, counseling programs, arts, music, physical fitness and wellness programs, technology education programs, financial literacy programs, environmental literacy programs, mathematics, science, career and technical programs, internship or apprenticeship programs, and other ties to an in-demand industry sector or occupation for high school students that are designed to reinforce and complement the regular academic program of participating students; and (ESSA, Sec. 4201(a)(2)); and
- Offer families of students served by community learning centers opportunities for active and meaningful engagement in their children’s education, including opportunities for literacy and related educational development (ESSA, Sec. 4201(a)(3). In order to maximize federal funds and ensure quality programs with a high need are funded, the SDE hosts a grant competition for eligible entities (ESSA, Sec. 4204(b)). The SDE selects eligible grants through a rigorous peer review process, which consists of stakeholders from all regions of Idaho with experience in youth development, education, grant reviewing, and/or similar programming (ESSA, Sec. 4204(e)).