THE MIAMI-DADE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS (M-DCPS) SECME (Science, Engineering, Communication, and Mathematics Enhancement) Stars III 21st Century Community Learning Center (CCLC) after school program will serve students and their families from our four Title I schools; Comstock Elementary, Earlington Heights Elementary, Maya Angelou Elementary and Irving and Beatrice Peskoe K-8 Center.
The SECME Stars III Program is a grant-funded educational program (at no cost) that provides extra instructional support and enrichment in Reading, Mathematics, and Science through the use of technology as well as creative and interactive teaching techniques while focusing on regular-day educational standards.
In addition to educational subjects, students are instructed in the areas of nutrition, character building, and physical fitness. The SECME Stars III Program also offers educational field trips that are fully paid by the grant. All field trips are held on Saturdays.
Our goal is to engage every one of our students and ultimately develop higher order thinking skills translating into academic achievement as we meet the challenges of the 21st century. SECME Stars III will utilize scientifically based academic components shown to contain coherent instructional designs, which enhances learning, increases student academic performance and student engagement.
SECME Stars III believes that communication and collaboration between students, parents, and school personnel will improve their interactions, resolve conflicts, and better utilize the schools' resources to help students be successful.*has an extended school day hours