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Extended Learning Opportunities Practices


Selected excerpts from National Blue Ribbon School applications

Brighton HS Brighton High School (Rochester, NY). Over the past five years, Brighton High School’s graduation rates increased from 89% in 2013 to 96% in 2017. Graduation rates increased for African American students from 55% to 95%, for students in poverty from 78% to 97%, for students with special needs from 65% to 82%, and for Hispanic… Continue Reading Increasing Student Graduations

Alief Early College High School Alief Early College High School (Houston, TX). Tutorials are provided by all teachers every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday after school. A very specific tutorial program called Tier has been created for freshmen to ease the often difficult transition from a regular middle school to an early college high school. Through Tier, all students are assigned to… Continue Reading Targeted Tutorials

Center City PCS Congress Heights Campus Center City PCS Congress Heights Campus (Washington, DC). Based on the success of the students who attended Saturday Academy, we evaluate data to re-calibrate and determine additional students who should be added to this group. The program caters to our high proficient and advanced students and runs from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. In reading,… Continue Reading Saturday Academy

Merrymount School Merrymount School (Quincy, MA). Several dedicated teachers have created an after-school program designed to allow students in grades 4 and 5 the opportunity to participate in annual productions of plays by William Shakespeare. Through the rehearsal period and performances of plays such as “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” “Julius Caesar,” and “Romeo and Juliet,” students learn… Continue Reading Shakespeare After School

Kennedy Junior High School Kennedy Junior High School (Lisle, IL). Any student entering our school as a sixth grader who is not at grade level in math is invited to a summer ‘Math Camp’ in which they learn to use tools for problem solving and review important concepts to be ready for the middle school curriculum. These camps are taught… Continue Reading 200 Additional Minutes of Weekly Support

Haldane High School Haldane High School (Cold Spring, NY). One of the most targeted approaches to student success at Haldane High School is the implementation of Math Labs. Designed to strengthen math instruction, Math Labs offer students the opportunity to build an extra half period of math into their schedules for more concentrated math learning. Additionally, a critical component… Continue Reading H.E.A.R.T.

students at york suburban hs York Suburban Senior High School (York, PA). Beyond the classroom, the Trojan Learning Center was developed to provide supplemental assistance with day-to-day coursework, along with more intensive assistance. The center is led by a full-time staff member who assists students with content and organizational skills while also providing academic monitoring. The students are further supported by… Continue Reading Afterschool Program Keeps Students On Track

O'Bryant High School Relationships Students recognize that personal attention is what makes O’Bryant unique. Teachers at this Boston school make themselves available well before and after school to support students in mastering O’Bryant’s challenging STEM curriculum. Read the transcript of “More than a Number”: The Power of Relationships.  Download the John D. O’Bryant High School of Mathematics and Science Blue Ribbon… Continue Reading “More than a Number”: The Power of Relationships: John D. O’Bryant High School of Mathematics and Science

Hopewell accountability student photo Hopewell seeks to broaden students’ horizons through offering enrichment programs on Saturdays—a chess club, art classes, music classes, and Spanish classes, through involving students in community service, and through teaching students social and emotional skills to negotiate healthy relationships with others. Read the transcript of Educating the Whole Child. Return to the general introduction to Hopewell Elementary… Continue Reading Educating the Whole Child: Hopewell Elementary School

St. Mary's extended learning “Wrap-around services”–before, after, and summer school programs–help allay concerns for parents with heavy work schedules and transportation constraints. Teachers staff the wrap-around services because they see the results in the classroom. Students receive homework help or targeted tutoring, followed by enrichment activities. “So many students stay after school and come during the summer, even the… Continue Reading Extended Learning Time: St. Mary’s Charter School

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