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Extended Learning Time: St. Mary’s Charter School

“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 ones that do not have to,” a teacher noted. Funded initially through a 21st Century grant, the administration pieces together small grants and Title I monies to sustain these essential programs. Read the transcript of Extended Learning Time. Return to the general introduction to St. Mary’s Charter School.

Contact Information

St. Mary’s Academy Charter School
507 North Filmore
Beeville, TX 78102-5000
(361) 358-5601 Fax: (361) 358-5704

Student Demographics 
2009-2010 Academic Year

Demographic Feature Data
Number of Students K-6 319
Students eligible for subsidized meals 78%
Limited English proficient students  1%
Students receiving special education services 10%
Hispanic students 77%
White students 17%
African American students  4%
Asian students  2%
Average teacher turnover rate, last 5 years  5%
Student:Teacher ratio 16:1


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