Academic Support Does Not Stop When the Last School Bell Rings.
Academic Link Outreach is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization which provides systems and strategies to help Washington State schools and communities support the academic needs of children in grades K-12 outside the school day.
The Learning Lab Program
In January 2016, Washington State Legislature will consider legislation that could drastically change Washington State’s academic culture. ALO is in the process of educating anyone and everyone interested in improving academic achievement in our schools. LEARNING LABs completely strengthen a student’s readiness for high school, and is the core value of our program.
The Learning Lab program is an after school space where students in middle school can learn accountability. This is accomplished through homework completion, classwork monitoring, strong communication with parents, focus on passing state tests and gain mentorship as they work towards college and career readiness.
The skills and mentorship students will gain through our Learning Labs will dramatically alter their future. Here are the key factors behind the program.
- Middle school is where students must have positive attitudes towards school. Study habits need to change in middle school in order for students to be successful in high school and beyond. Learning Labs is the best possible way to prepare students who need extra help with work completion or passing state tests.
- Not all students learn in the same way or or in the same amount of time. Students need a place within the school system where learning can be tailored to their needs.
- The Learning Labs program is a part of the school. It is not a form of supplemental education. This allows for the lab to collaborate with students’ regular teachers and parents for successful progress monitoring.
The Accountability, Responsibility and Academic Achievement Act, calls for a pilot program to be implemented in as many schools as possible. This will demonstrate how valuable the program is, and why it needs to spread across the state as quickly as possible.
That’s where you come in.
With your help, we can spread the word about the future of Learning Labs. Ultimately, we want to work towards implement Learning Labs in all schools across Washington State. Your continued support will help sustain Academic Link Outreach’s efforts and “push” to changing our academic culture. This push will have a snowball effect; if you donate and help one student, the overall environment will shift, and students will become more engaged in their own learning.
For more information and to make a contribution that will change the lives of students, please visit our Generosity.com campaign page. Your help will make a difference in the lives of all children!
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