What's New at Salida del Sol?

What's new?

We promise to provide our parents and community with a variety of communication options that help create a two-way relationship with our school—and here's one of them. Be sure to bookmark this page for timely articles and event announcements from Salida del Sol.

Nos comprometemos con nuestros padres y la comunidad en proporcionarles una variedad de opciones de comunicación que ayudará a crear una relación entre ustedes y nosotros con nuestra escuela. Aquí está uno de ellos. Asegúrese de marcar esta página en sus favoritos para recibir todo tipo de articulos y anuncios de Salida del Sol.

21st Century Community Learning Centers Grant Program

Salida del Sol Academy is the fortunate recipient of the 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) grant program. School District 6 received this grant to allocate to several schools in the the district and they selected our school to be one of them. This grant supports the creation of local out-of-school time (OST) programs to provide students and their families with high-quality academic enrichment opportunities and services.

Learning centers serve students—in particular, those who attend high poverty and low-performing schools—and provide academic and enrichment services during non-school hours. Services focus on helping children succeed academically by:

  1. Providing opportunities for academic enrichment, including tutoring services and homework help, to help students meet state and local academic standards.
  2. Offering students a broad array of additional services, programs, and activities, such as but not limited to, youth development activities, service learning, arts, music, technology education programs, financial literacy programs, environmental literacy programs, mathematics, science, 21st century learning skills, career and technical programs, internship or apprenticeship programs, and other ties to an in-demand industry sector or occupation for high school students designed to reinforce and complement the regular academic program of participating students.
  3. Offering families of students served by community learning centers opportunities for active and meaningful engagement in their children’s education, including opportunities for literacy and related educational development.

Research supports the importance of OST programs

Previous research has indicated a link between student engagement in afterschool programs, such as 21st CCLCs, and positive outcomes. Students who engage in these extracurricular programs have shown better academic performance and behavior (Heckman and Sanger, 2013), and have shown to have significantly higher test scores, bonding to school, and self-perception, with significantly lower problem behaviors when compared to students not in such programs (Durlak, Weissberg, and Pachan, 2010).

After school programs at Salida del Sol Academy:

  • Gardening Club
  • Art Club
  • Band Club
  • Culture Club
  • Yearbook Club
  • Game Club
  • Girls on the Run
  • La Lectura Club
  • Sabor Solar Cooking Club
  • Time Traveler’s Club-Scrapbooking
  • Soccer
  • Robotics (Xcel Energy funds this club)