21st Century Learning Center/Tutoring
About the program during the school year ...
The 21st Century Learning Center, which is located at Lipsey School, meets students grades 5th - 12th three days a week after school for academic and cultural enrichment. These sessions allow for any student from Lipsey, Alexander Junior High or Brookhaven High School to attend tutoring services, participate in extra curricular activities, and learn more about the world around them.
The Center offers its services free of charge. Professionally certified teachers within Brookhaven School District tutor students, organize activities/lessons and teach the classes offered. For the 2012-13 academic year, the program begins September 24th. Students may enroll at any time throughout the year. Students are provided with free transporation by bus to Lipsey School and are given an afternoon snack. The program begins at 3:30 p.m. and ends at 6:30 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays each week.
Forms are also provided at the front office of Lipsey, Alexander Junior High and Brookhaven High School. Completed forms may be returned to the school's office.
A mini lesson ... During the first week of 2011, the 21st Century Program was visited by a minature horse to learn in conjunction with their reading of War Horse. High school students in the program will be reading the book War Horse by Michael Morpurgo for their enrichment studies this semester. The story centers around World War I and the use of horses by the calvary. The story is told through the eyes of the horse, Joey.
In order to help the students have a better understanding of horses Mr. Shorty Lofton with Freedom Reins spoke to the class and brought a miniature horse to the class. The students were introduced to the physical attributes and learned about the mental capacities of horses, both intellectually and emotionally.