Making Academic Gains in Children (M.A.G.I.C) After-School Program Starting Date

On Tuesday, October 13th, Yancey County Schools will begin the 2020-21 21st Century
Community Learning Center (CCLC) – Making Academic Gains in Children (M.A.G.I.C) Program. The 21st CCLC program is authorized under Title IV, Part B of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). The program provides after-school and summer school academic enrichment opportunities for children to help them meet local and state academic standards in subjects such as reading, mathematics, and science.
The 21st CCLC Program will target students who are deemed to be at the greatest risk and those students who are academically below proficiency. At-risk issues include poverty and/or school performance, limited English proficiency, and social/emotional/behavioral issues. Teachers, at each of the elementary schools, will be sending home enrollment forms to those children identified as at-risk based on student academic assessment data. Research states that students who engage in these extracurricular programs have shown better academic performance and behavior (Heckman and Sanger, 2013), and have also shown to have statistically significantly higher test scores, bonding to school, and self-perception, with significantly lower problem behaviors when compared to students not in such programs (Durlak, Weissberg, and Pachan, 2010).

For additional information concerning the MAGIC Program, please contact Andrea Allen, Yancey
County Schools K-5 Curriculum Director (arallen@yanceync.net) or Tracie Bartlett-Dover,
MAGIC Program Director, (tlbartlett@yanceync.net).