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  All Children Challenged & Equipped for Success in School

The Hal Henard ACCESS after-school program has two primary purposes. The first is to provide academic assistance to those students in 2nd - 5th grades who would benefit from some added help in their academic subjects.  Our staff works to provide small group study sessions and 1:1 assistance.  The second purpose is to provide a variety of enrichment activities that will be both enjoyable and beneficial for the students we serve.  Sample activities in which our children participate include Arts & Crafts, a variety of music classes, scrapbooking, various health & wellness activities, dance, cooking, computers, wrestling, gardening, and more. There is something for every child's unique interest in the ACCESS program.  In addition to our traditional after-school offerings, we have implemented the following additional components to our program:


This is a morning program that operates from 7:00-8:00 A.M. and provides tutorial assistance to those students who may need a little extra help in completing classroom assignments and/or opportunities to strengthen skills in academic areas of need.

A.M. ACCESS Accelerated Reading

This is a morning program that operates from 7:30-8:00 A.M.  The key focus of this program is to encourage our students to use free morning time during bus duty as an opportunity to earn Accelerated Reading  points by reading books and taking computerized quizzes.  The students can ultimately cash their points in for a variety of prizes in our school store.


Our summer program seeks to target students who would benefit both academically and socially from a curriculum that is designed to reinforce previously learned concepts.  Furthermore, we strive to provide our children with unique educational opportunities during the summer that would not be feasible to offer during the traditional school year.  For example, we teach the children about native wildlife and outdoor safety which is followed up by a hike and picnic in the Cherokee National Forest.

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