Middle School → Expanding Horizons
Expanding Horizons provides free remote learning support, after-school, and summer programs to middle school students in Salem. The programs offer innovative curriculum designed to enlighten their minds in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math with linkages to career and post-secondary options.
Expanding Horizons is a 21st Century Community Learning Center program funded by the U.S. Department of Education and is run in partnership with Salem Public Schools.
Winter 2021 – Registration is now open!
Following a successful in-person fall program, Expanding Horizons is accepting new students in its in-person Learning Hubs offered during the school day.
|Start Date:||January 19th|
|Days:||Mondays and Tuesdays OR Thursdays and Fridays|
|Time:||8:15 a.m. – 2:50 p.m.|
|Location:||Collins Middle School|
With the new hybrid schedule, students can attend the Expanding Horizons Hub Lab on the opposite pair of days they are assigned to in-person school classes. For example, students assigned to Monday and Tuesday classes can sign up for the Thursday-Friday Expanding Horizons Hub.
In collaboration with Salem Public Schools (SPS), Expanding Horizons will operate “Hub Labs” to provide academic and technical support to Salem students in grades 6-8 identified by their schools as in need of in-person support.
Expanding Horizons Hub Labs will provide students with:
- Support with remote instruction provided by SPS teachers
- Enrichment opportunities that include fun, project-based learning experiences in science and the arts
- Career exploration
- Games and group discussions to provide opportunities for students to build their social emotional skills.
This program is FREE of charge and transportation to and from the program will be provided if needed. Breakfast and lunch is also provided.
Photos from the Summer Program – 2020
What is LEAP for Education’s Role?
LEAP for Education, Inc. is working with the Salem Public Schools to act as Program and Academic Coordinator for the 21st Century Community Learning Center at Collins Middle School. As Program Coordinator, LEAP works with the site supervisor to assure that all the grant requirements are being met and that the academic quality, enrollment, attendance and assessments meet the high standards of the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.
In addition to Expanding Horizons, LEAP staff provides program coordination for other 21cclc programs including Horace Mann Learning Lab at the Horace Mann Lab Elementary School in Salem (grades 3-5).