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After School Counts: Academic After School Programs

Award Information

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $983,783)

Chicago Public Schools (CPS) provide After School Counts (ASC), which is an academic after-school program available to all elementary schools that are not eligible for NCLB Supplemental Educational Services(SES). The goal of ASC is to provide schools with academic support in reading, math, and science outside of the regular school day. Instruction for reading and math is available for students in grades 4 and 7. As an academic program, ASC helps CPS students improve their levels of academic achievement in three ways. First, it allows CPS to extend the relatively short school day. Second, it helps engage students by linking additional academic instruction to other exciting extracurricular activities. Third, by increasing student achievement through additional instruction, it also increases their academic confidence which leads to even higher academic achievement. NCA/NCF

Date Created: September 24, 2008