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Cambridge Connections: a 21st Century Program

Cambridge Connections is a 21st Century afterschool and summer enrichment program for students in grades 1 – 6. Cambridge Connections runs five sessions throughout the school year ranging from five to seven weeks long. Programming runs Mondays – Thursdays from just after dismissal until 5:30 p.m.

Read more about Cambridge Connections on the General Information page.  You can also download our registration forms from this site.

For additional information about the 21st Century afterschool enrichment program, please contact: Rachel Rose, Cambridge Connections site coordinator at rrose@cesvt.net or 644-8821 ext. 143.

Overview

Cambridge Connections afterschool and summer programs offer high quality enrichment and academic opportunities different from those that students experience in the cIassroom setting. Cambridge Connections helps students build relationships with children and adults in their community. The goal of Cambridge Connections is to increase students’ self-confidence and success in school and in life.

Students can participate in enrichment classes and/or homework club where they are given the space, time, and support to complete their homework. Students are provided a healthy snack and recess before activities begin each afternoon. Enrichment classes rotate throughout the year allowing students to benefit from many types of activities. Enrichment classes are taught by CES staff members or community members with specific talents or interest. Often, these same instructors stay to lead a homework club. Homework clubs are overseen by the Site Coordinator who collaborates with classroom teachers to provide the most appropriate support to each student.

In the summer program, students participate in two hours of academics (math and literacy) and two hours of enrichment daily. Academic instruction and enrichment classes are taught by CES staff and community members. For our most at-risk students, we hope to bridge the gap that occurs during the summer months. For those students already performing at or above grade level, we offer advanced academic activities that meet their needs. Through participating in our summer program, students will retain and build important academic skills and participate in exciting activities in a wide variety of themes.