"Lockwood identifies a substantial resource in the effort to increase student learning. In this book, she provides an enormously useful range of strategies to design, implement, and evaluate afterschool programs. Clearly written, well organized, and enormously practical, this volume should be in every school's professional library."
—From the Foreword by Kent D. Peterson
"This book clearly outlines ways in which the connections between afterschool programs and the regular school day can be strengthened and the ways afterschool programs can be implemented to increase the academic achievement of students."
—John C. Hughes, Principal, Public School 48, Bronx, NY
"The examples accurately reflect the principal's role in school management, and the clear, step-by-step presentation is better than any book or planning guide I have read."
—Catherine H. Payne, Principal, W.R. Farrington High School, Honolulu, HI
Build a strong afterschool program that increases learning while incorporating standards!
Based on an AASA/Mott Foundation study, this concise yet comprehensive guidebook offers a step-by-step process to help principals and administrators build a successful and sustainable afterschool program. The author discusses how to integrate standards and incorporate a high-level curriculum and provides profiles of programs that have improved achievement, particularly for students who are at risk. School leaders will find checklists, planning worksheets, evaluation tools, and surveys, plus guidelines for:
- Developing a parent and community base of support
- Hiring staff and obtaining volunteers
- Getting funding and grants
- Collecting and evaluating program data