Discovery Center 101

  • The Parma Senior High Discovery Center is located in the Media Center. Students can register into either Credit Recovery or Homework/Enrichment.  There are teachers available for assistance in both programs.  There is limited space so we operate on a first come first serve basis.  We will maintain a waitlist.  If a student is not meeting their attendance requirements, they may be withdrawn to make room for a student on the waitlist.

    Typical Day:

    Monday – Wednesday

    • 2:30 – 2:45 PM: Students sign in and receive a snack
    • 2:45 – 4:30 PM: Homework students’ complete homework and receive academic support
    • 2:45 – 5:00 PM: Credit Recovery students work in APEX to recover their lost credit
    • 4:30 – 6:00 PM: Enrichment activity

    Friday

    • 2:30 – 2:45 PM Students sign in and receive a snack
    • 2:45 – 4:00 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.