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Prairie Norton


Summer 2017
Fall 2017

Columbus State's ESL Afterschool Communities (ESLAsC) program at Prairie Norton is supported by a 5-year Ohio Department of Education 21st Century Community Learning Center Grant. It is located at Prairie Norton Elementary in the South-Western City school district. The program serves students in grades 2nd through 4th.

ESLAsC's 3 key objectives for the program are academic enrichment, increase resiliency, and family supportive services. The objectives are addressed throughout the year and individualized to student and family needs. ESLAsC PNStudents use many on-site tools to help increase their math and reading skills. Part of each day is dedicated to reading and building vocabulary. In addition to language acquisition, students use written responses to help display content knowledge and comprehension. Building on basic math skills with drills, games and online activities are also a daily component of learning. Students attend many field trips during the year and are exposed to a broad array of youth development programming. Parents are offered links to school, workshops and community resources.

Columbus State's ESLAsC at Prairie Norton specifically partners with South-Western City Schools (SWCS). SWCS provides the space for the programming and also partners with Prairie Nortonparent workshops and activities. A classroom teacher delivers daily, direct instruction to the students afterschool. The teacher affords consistent academic support to the program and helps link program curriculum to school day academics. ESLAsC's staff is either physically in the school day classrooms weekly, or are in contact with teachers and administrators through e-mail. We are committed to keeping communications from school to home a priority. We continue to strive to maintain a safe, caring, learning environment for our students and their families.

Prairie Norton Afterschool Program

Laurie Mooney
Program Coordinator
PH: 614-287-5336
FAX: 614-287-3995

Heather Tober
Site Specialist
PH: 614-287-5713
FAX: 614-287-3995