A Project of Maine Indian Education
Modeled after the 21st Century Community Learning Centers’ Afterschool Programs, Shead’s Afterschool Learning Program is funded through Maine Indian Education. We offer academic support to all students.
1. Students who need extra time and attention can get help from qualified tutors.
2. Those who have lost their athletic eligibility can take advantage of tutoring to raise their marks.
3. Students can access programs online if they need credits to graduate or are repeating a class.
4. We can offer guidance with application essays and interview techniques to those interested in post-secondary education.
5. Some students may not need assistance but find the quiet study atmosphere helpful.
We are a support structure. We provide positive reinforcement, a safe learning environment for students, and feedback to parents concerned about their child’s progress. Our goal is to help students improve their self-confidence as well as academic competence and learn how to use resources so they can be independent, contributing members of their world.
How It Works
Hours are Monday through Thursday, 2:30-3:40 p.m., in Shead’s Library. Students may admit themselves by turning in a referral form with signed parental permission. When teachers refer a student, we send referral letters and ask for signed parental permission.
All students sign in. Snacks are available at the start of each day’s session. Tutors are onsite, or students can sign out to work with their classroom teachers. Since a tutoring regimen tailored to an individual’s interests and strengths is the most effective, if we can work with a student frequently, we will confer with the student, classroom teacher, and parent(s) to design the best strategy.
When the Afterschool Learning Program offers expanded enrichment, it will be posted on Shead’s website. We may offer group workshops on topics such as study skills, coping with disabilities, creative arts, or global energy initiatives. We design field trips for students’ benefit. These could include college campus tours; a city trip; outdoor recreational events; local special events; and work-study opportunities.
|Shead High School
89 High St.
Eastport, ME 04631
Maine Indian Education Home-School Liason