Tempe Union High School District is applying for the 21st Century Community Learning Center grant through the Arizona Department of Education.

If awarded, the grant will fund the following programs at Mountain Pointe High School: extended hours for the library and computer lab on campus (3:30-7 p.m. Monday through Thursday); an after-school reading lab (3-4:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday) with staff assistance available; a tutoring program using both peer tutoring and extended teacher tutoring; Homework Club that will use the library and computer lab (3-7 p.m. Monday through Thursday) with two to three teachers available to assist students; American Dream Academy, a 10-week program for parents through a partnership with ASU, designed to engage parents in their student’s education process and boost student achievement and build college and career readiness for their student.

There will also be a parent component through TUHSD’s No Parent Left Behind University that conducts workshops on select evenings on various topics.

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