21st Century & Gear-Up After-School Program

Providing academic enrichment opportunities

This program supports the creation of community learning centers that provide academic enrichment opportunities during non-school hours for children, particularly students who attend high-poverty and low-performing schools. The program helps students meet state and local standards in core academic subjects, such as reading and math; offers students a broad array of enrichment activities that can complement their regular academic programs; and offers literacy and other educational services to the families of participating children.

21st Century & GEAR UP Program at Highlands - Schedule

  • A-Cohort Students: Monday and Tuesday, 12:50 - 2:30 p.m. in building for registered students
  • B-Cohort Students: Thursday and Friday, 12:50 - 2:30 p.m. in building for registered students
  • Any registered student: Monday - Friday, 3:00 - 4:30 p.m. via Zoom for tutoring

In order for your child to attend the 21st Century Program, we must have a registration form on file. It is crucial that our program has the correct medical and emergency contact information for each child.    

Sarah Taylor

21st Century Site Coordinator

Mika Doescher

GEAR UP Site Manager

Sarah Howard

GEAR UP Academic Specialist