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Enrollment Applications for 2024 - 2025 School year:

Hoosier Uplands 21st Century Community Learning Center is an after school program offered at Burris Elementary, Hatfield Elementary, Lawrence County Independent Schools, Orleans Elementary, Shoals Elementary, Springs Valley Elementary, and West Washington Elementary. The vision of the program is to assist children in achieving their potential through academic and social skills. Limited transportation is provided. There are also limited spaces for the after school program. Students enrolled in the 21st CCLC after school program are required to attend the program at least three days a week. There is an enrollment process that must be completed before the student can attend the program. Applications are available at the participating schools, at the Hoosier Uplands main office, or in the links above.  Many times the programs are full with a waiting list.  However, completing an enrollment form for your child will place him/her on the waiting list for any openings. 

Program Scheduling
A typical day Monday-Thursday will be as follows:
3:00-3:30- Sign-in, restrooms, snack
3:30-4:00-Homework help/academic time/computer lab
4:00-5:00-STEM Activities (Monday, Wednesday) and Literacy Activities (Tuesday/Thursday) 5:00-5:45 Free play, indoor/outdoor games, group activities        
Fridays are considered “Fun Fridays”. Friday programs consist of guest speakers, special event celebrations, holiday parties, and other exciting opportunities for the students enrolled in the afterschool program.  Once per month other curriculums are utilized on this day such as physical activity curriculums and character education projects.

Funding Source
Hoosier Uplands currently has two 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) grants from the Department of Education, Cohort 8 and Cohort 9.  The No Child Left Behind Act authorized national funding handed down to the states to administer. The federal funding source is dedicated exclusively to after school programs. Hoosier Uplands plans to serve 280 students in the 2019-2020 school year between all six schools.  There is no cost for parents.

21st Century Community Learning Center Goals
• To help children become happy and responsible participants through positive and non-threatening teaching       techniques.
• To increase the child’s respect for himself/herself by being responsible for their own actions.
• To help them grow respect for the rights and feelings of other people.
• To provide academic enrichment activities that can help students meet state and local achievement standards.

Hoosier Uplands works with the schools to create a support team to help the students improve their academic skills, school day attendance, and motivation to learn by helping each child reach their potential.

Contact Information

Hoosier Uplands
500 West Main Street
Mitchell, In 47446

Program Director – Carrie Ritchison
812-849-4447 ext. 318