Improving the outcomes of students in Oregon's 21st CCLC programs
Beginning with the end in mind
If we want our students and families to think of opportunities beyond high school graduation, we need to help them see themselves successful in post-secondary environments.
Our academic partnership with KCC (Klamath Community College) provides summer school for Klamath Union High School students at KCC offering math credit recovery in Geometry basics and Algebra 1 from highly qualified high school math teachers.
We also provide CTE pathways: “Exploration in Health Occupations” (1 credit) and/or “Computer Applications” (4 credits). Students receive dual credits for these college classes and recover their high school math credits in 4 weeks. Math is proficiency based and KCC classes are accelerated, providing one quarter of instruction in 4 weeks.
Student and family engagement
Student and family engagement activities with community partners include healthy activities for families at the Ella Redkey Municipal Pool where students also learn how to swim and play water polo.
We offered fish dissection (science activity) and fish printing (art activity) with partners from the US Forest Service. Outdoor hiking, nature flora and fauna exploration, and place-based learning was provided with these partners: Moore Park, Great Outdoors Alliance, Klamath Watershed Partnership, and US Forest Service.
Oregon Institute of Technology (OIT) dental hygiene students provide dental education to elementary students. Students also go to the OIT dental clinic for cleaning and sealants.