Student Support

21st Century Community Learning Center

The 21st Century Community Learning Center after school program takes place at Riley and Washington High Schools from 2:45 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. Monday through Thursday when school is in session. The Learning Center offers:

  • Homework help/tutoring
  • Credit recovery
  • Enrichment Opportunities
  • Transportation home
  • Nutritious after school snacks
  • College tours
  • STEM
  • Family engagement
  • Summer learning

For more information, please contact Leslie Wesley, program consultant, South Bend Community School Corporation - 21st Century Learning Center at 574-283-7993 or lwesley@sbcsc.k12.in.us.

There is no cost to attend this program!

21st Century Scholars

Contact: Guidance Office

The goal of 21st Century Scholars is to assist students financially with post-secondary education, thereby increasing the number of students entering college or other institutions of higher learning. Students are admitted to the program during their 7th or 8th grade years. Students can receive four years of college tuition to attend an eligible Indiana public or private college or proprietary institution. The program provides support in tutoring, mentoring, parent activities, and college visits. Students are helped individually and in groups with academics, college selection and financial aid.

Educational Talent Search

Contact: Guidance Office

This group will assist students in graduating from high school and enrolling in a post-secondary institution. Students will receive both individual and group counseling with regards to career exploration, academics, study skills, college selection, and financial aid. Other Activities include field trips to college and cultural events. Eligible students include those who meet first generation and/or low criteria, are in need of academic/social services, and have the potential to pursue a college degree.

Hours: See sponsor for more information.

Project EXCEL

Criteria for Project EXCEL

  • GPA 2.0 or higher for the trimester
  • Rate of Attendance 95% or greater
  • No F’s
  • No suspensions

Membership Rewards

  • Sports Pass good for one free admission, one time, to home events. (members must present his/her picture ID with current Project EXCEL sticker to gain admission)
  • Cookie Reward
  • Senior Raffle – Senior Project EXCEL members’ names will automatically be placed in a raffle for the following:
    • Free prom tickets
    • $100 gift certificate for prom expenses
  • Final Exam Reward – Project EXCEL members receiving an “A” in a class both sessions of the trimester will earn a final exam exemption (maximum of three classes, at teacher’s discretion).

Special Education Information

Title 1 Information

Washington High School is very excited to introduce Title I funding to enhance our program offerings. Briefly, Title I funding is federal funding designated to target academic intervention for our most struggling students. Simply, our hope is to increase the number of students who stay in high school through graduation. Like any new program, Title I has struggled to find highly qualified math and language arts teachers.

In order to maximize the use of this year’s dollars, Title I plans to offer after school tutoring and a summer school opportunity in June and again in August for identified students. With this funding we have been able to hire two family and community school specialists. Mrs. Tracy King will work with 9th grade families and Mr. Darren Batteast will work with 10th grade families. Title I will expand in fall to offer intensive intervention courses in Algebra I and English 10.

Upward Bound College Preparatory Program

Contact: Guidance Office

This group assists students in graduating from high school and enrolling in a post-secondary institution. Students receive individualized group tutoring from Notre Dame students. Seniors receive assistance in the rigor of the college admissions process. Other activities include field trips, as well as a Summer Residential Program. Eligible students include those who meet first generation and/or low criteria, are in need of academic/social services, and have the potential to pursue a college degree. 

Hours: See sponsor for more information.