Investments made by local districts in setting up academic learning centers in schools benefit all students by allowing them to succeed at their own pace.
In the Cheektowaga-Sloan school district in New York, academic centers opened in the middle school and high school. Students seek extra help, but they are not all struggling. Some are seeking help to work in advanced placement classes.
The centers are open before, during, and after school. They support students struggling to graduate, as well as those preparing for Regents exams, ACTs and SATs.
“These centers represent a new vision of academic programming that is aligned to 21st-century learning and meets the needs of every individual student,” Superintendent Andrea L. Galenski said. “They are student-centered and encourage all learners to be in charge of their own learning.”