The Kentucky Department of Education has awarded a $675,000 grant to Lone Oak Middle School to establish after-school programs for students.
The 21st Century Community Learning Center program will include after school homework help and ‘enrichment classes’ designed around student interest.
District Program Director Cheryl Moore said the program will be available to all students but will target those who are ‘at-risk.’
“Our main goal is to focus on constructive learning activities during non-school hours and our program will help to reduce achievement gaps and improve student performance,” Moore said.
Enrichment classes taught at other McCracken County schools awarded the grant include Japanese Appreciation, Photography and Cooking.
The $675,000 grant for Lone Oak Middle will be dispersed as $150,000 per year for three years, and $125,000 and $100,000 respectively in years four and five. People can volunteer to head the enrichment classes and donate to the sustainment of the program.
Lone Oak Middle is the seventh school in McCracken County to be awarded the grant.