21st Century CCLC Grant Program


21st Century Community Learning Center
       DSES "Panther Clubhouse"


Contact: Coordinator: Michelle Bowen
Co-coordinator: Tammy Morris
Phone 77-651-3733
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DSES office/transportation Phone 770-651-3706

21st Century CCLC Grant Program

Overview of the Program

Dorsett Shoals Panther Clubhouse is proud to offer the 21st Century Community Learning Center federally funded grant program.

Our program is strategically designed to increase student academic skills in all content areas, improve goal setting & self-esteem as well as provide exposure to life-skills through hands-on activities. We currently provide academic tutoring and enrichment for selected Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students.

This is a free program for qualifying students. Qualification for this program is dependent upon teacher referral.  Students attending must have a current registration form on file each year. 
Transportation is provided for students living in the Dorsett Shoals school zone. 

Program Hours:
  Monday-Friday, 3pm-5:15pm
Our program operates daily on regular school days.  If school is not in session on a particular day or afternoon, this program will not be in operation. 

Program Activities:

  Students participate in a variety of cross curricular activities and academic sessions.  Homework assistance is offered for a portion of the program.  In addition, a variety of enrichment activities are also included.  We are especially proud of our cooking and gardening program which offers hands on learning for our students.  
  Certified as well as classified staff members use a variety of teaching/learning styles to both remediate and accelerate students based on individual needs. Enrichment activities are not limited to but do include: nutrition/cooking, life skills, Spanish, character education, gardening, music, book club, and computer lab instruction.

Parent Responsibilities:  Please review the Parent/Student Handbook in the additional info section.  Parents are encouraged to make program attendance a priority.  

Communicate any transportation changes by note or phone to Pattie Lynch 770-651-3706.

Parents of these students are required to attend at least 3 parent meetings/school functions during the school year. These meetings can include PTA meetings, parent/teacher conferences, school events, scheduled parent informational meetings, and special student performances. Please see the parent session opportunities in the additional info section.  

FY23 Parent Handbook
Star Evaluation Report 2021-22
Parent Involvement Calendar

Persons believing these grant programs involve fraud and/or waste should contact the Douglas County School System Finance Department Grants Administration Office at 770.651.2227.