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Programs and Courses

Events for the next six months: 
  • After-School Tutorial Program Helping Elementary through High School students with homework, study strategies, and test taking tips. This event is held every Wednesday, 4:30 - 6:00 pm, Beulah First Baptist Church (BFBC), Office area, 109 McGriff Street, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32549. Snacks are provided. For more information complete the event sign up form below for Glenda Alford-Atkins.

  • Graduation Readiness Program This is a program that will be helping Senior High School students research, complete, and submit scholarship applications. If you are interested in other areas such as, military enrollment and trade schools, we will help connect you to individuals in various careers. For more information complete the event sign up form below for Minister Virginia Broadnax.

  • Future Builders of America is an effort with the Building Industry Association that help young people understand the construction trade and entrepreneurship. This program includes training opportunities, internships, small business startup guides, required recordkeeping, marketing and sustainability plans. For more information complete the event sign up form below for Rev. Willie Farrow.

  • Computer Assistance and Training We have over 45 laptops available for youth and adults to use. All parents that will be sending their child to tutorial program are asked to stop in and see how their child will be using the computers and give approval for them to participate in training. The computers are available to adults as one-on-one help, just complete the event sign up form below for David Harris.

  • The 4th Annual Panhandle Cultural Enrichment Tour planning is in effect now! This program is a collaborative effort with community sponsors, and YOU to develop forums of higher education, vocational training and support to students as they navigate through life's chapters. The historical Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU) Gospel Choir has agreed to perform again February 21-23, 2020. To give a contribution to this program, using your PayPal account, go to “Donate” tab. For more information complete the event sign up form below for Terri Reshard.


Event Sign-Up 


Florida’s 21st Century Community Learning Centers
  • Ensure that No Child is Left Behind

  • Expand school day through before/after school activities

  • Offer academic enrichment

  • Engage students and families

  • Increase the number of at-risk students graduating from high school

  • Improve the academic performance of at-risk students in science, math, reading and technology

  • Facilitate college admission and enrollment in education programs

  • Advance graduation rate through technical education and STEM Schools

  • Promote Educational Certification Programs

Target Population
  • Students, grades Pre-K-K12, enrolled at NWFSC DRS

  • Students scoring below Level 3 on reading, math and/or science (FCAT 2008)

  • Students with Disabilities (ESE)

  • English Language Learners (ELL)

  • Enrollment: 200

Proposed Programs
  • Project-based activities

  • Homework assistance

  • Academic tutoring

  • Field experiences

  • Resource speakers

  • Parent involvement activities

  • Research-proven curricula

  • Physical Education/Recreation

  • Career shadowing

  • Academy Celebrations

  • Consultants to conduct trainings

Curricular Materials
  • Science: TechYes Science

  • Mathematics: Curriculum Associates, Florida Strategy Specific Math

  • Reading: SRA McGraw Hill Reading Intervention Kits; Curriculum Associates, Academic Workout Kits

  • Technology: TechYes Literacy

  • Brainchild Learning: Study Buddies (remediation tool): reading and mathematics


Regular Afterschool Schedule 
  • Monday – Thursday (3:15pm – 6:15pm) regular afterschool

  • Saturday (9:00am – 1:00pm) regular afterschool

  • Monday – Thursday (8:00am – 2:00pm) 6-week summer program

  • Thursday reserved for field experiences & career shadowing

  • Program Date – October 2, 2017 – June 4, 2018

  • Summer Program – June 12, 2017 – July 28, 2018

Summer Schedule

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