Desert Star School has introduced a new program at their preschool through 8th grade campus, called Project S.T.I.N.G.
Through this program, students of all grade levels have the opportunity to participate in the new free, after-school program that is specifically focused and created for academic enrichment, youth development and family engagement.
Project S.T.I.N.G. stands for “Specialized Talents and Instruction that Nurtures Growth.” Aside from academic enrichment, students also participate in yoga, book club, sewing club, knitting club, science club, crafts clubs and STEM, four days a week.
“We have waited a long time for this opportunity to run a comprehensive and engaging after school program and look forward to the results that it will yield for our entire school community. It is already so rewarding to see our staff teaching one of their hobbies or passions and students gaining new perspectives with enrichment and growing within their academics,” says Jessica Worthington, principal at Desert Star School.
The gifted-focused campus has incorporated numerous new opportunities to their campus in the last two years and the latest one being Project S.T.I.N.G.
The Project S.T.I.N.G after-school program is funded by the Nita M. Lowey 21st Century Community Learning Centers, Title IV‐B program federal grant from the U.S. Department of Education and administered by the Arizona Department of Education.
For more information visit: http://www.azed.gov/21stcclc/\
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