Discovery Center 101

  • The Valley Forge High School Discovery Center is located in the Media Center. Program days and hours are Monday - Thursday 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM. Valley Forge students can register into Homework/Enrichment or Credit Recovery/Homework/Enrichment. There are teachers available for assistance in both programs.

     

    Typical Day:

    • 2:30 PM - 2:45 PM: Students sign in and receive a snack
    • 2:45 PM - 5:30 PM: Credit Recovery students work on recovering their credit
    • 2:45 PM - 3:00 PM: Homework students work on APEX Tutorials which prepare them for AIR testing
    • 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM: Work on Homework and Academic Support
    • 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM: Enrichment Activity
       

     

    Academic: High-quality afterschool programs have a proven track record of improving student achievement in school. Regular participation in such programs is linked to significant gains in standardized test scores and work habits, improvements in school attendance as well as reductions in behavior problems. These programs have a particularly strong impact on low-income and under-performing youth.

     

    Social and Emotional: By providing students with consistent enrichment activities such as music, art, sports, conflict resolution, cultural experiences, and other alternative ways of learning, afterschool improves students' social skills, gives them more confidence, creates higher educational and career aspirations, and motivates them to consistently attend school.