Director: Dana Borrelli
401-277-2600 ext. 107
In 2007, Highlander received a 21st Century Community Learning Center grant to create a high-quality afterschool program that emphasizes on academic enrichment. The Highlander Afterschool Program now serves over half the Highlander student population through academic help, tutoring, and a choice of exciting activities.
The mission of this program is to provide Highlander students a new and exciting educational environment that unites in-school and after-school learning. We are developing our Community Learning Center into a leading neighborhood program, a safe and secure space where local organizations can partner with Highlander to educate the “whole child.” At the heart of this project is the growth of our relationship with CityArts; this partnership introduces students to the connection between academic learning and arts education.
The Highlander Afterschool Program is managed by our Expanded Learning Time Director, Dana Borrelli, and Site Supervisor Tatiana Romero. The Afterschool Program staff consists of Part Time Coordinators, AmeriCorps teams, college work-study and service learning students, as well as a host of community partners and volunteers.
The Highlander Afterschool Program runs in 6-8 week sessions throughout the school year. Families receive registration forms at the beginning of each session and students are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.
Click here for our 2010-2011 Afterschool Handbook
Participation in Afterschool is contingent upon consistent attendance, good behavior, and academic standing.
Families should also note that it is not the responsibility of the Highlander Afterschool Program to manage or complete student homework. Our emphasis on “enrichment” allows Afterschool staff to supplement student learning with fun and exciting educational games and activities, not supervise homework study halls.
Monday through Friday
Activities end: 5pm.
Pick-up time: 5:00pm-5:30pm.