Beyond the Bell: Enrichment Leads to Academic Gains

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Beyond the Bell: Enrichment Leads to Academic Gains
Posted on 05/21/2019
Authored by Erica Matlock

The students in Showell Elementary School’s Afterschool program are a special group of kids. Many have attended all three sessions of Afterschool Academy this year! Each of these students average a year of academic growth in reading and math, even though the year is not over yet! When asked what she loved about the After School Academy, Emily Baskerville, a 2nd grader said, “I liked the ‘Paint It’ club best because I am great at art!”. SES’s Afterschool Academy offers enrichment clubs where students can learn and grow.


Showell Elementary’s afterschool programs are funded from local operating funds. You can support local afterschool programs like this through volunteerism, advocacy and in-kind donations. For more information about or to offer support for WCPS afterschool programs, contact Tamara Mills at

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