The Discovery Club (grades 1-8) and Access 21 (grades 9-12) Out-of-School Time (OST) program has a variety of summer programming. Schools that have access to this OST programming include: Bradford, Golden Hill, and Tilton Elementary Schools; Consentino, Nettle, Tilton Upper, and Whittier Middle Schools; and Haverhill High School.
In the summer, Discovery Club Extended Day programming is offered to elementary and middle school students who attend one of the schools mentioned above and who sign up for the Summer Learning Academy or Summer Language Institute academic program in the morning (8-11:30 am). Discovery Extended Day (11:30 am – 2:30 pm) is an option on the same application. Students will have lunch and then participate in a hands-on enrichment program for the afternoon. Transportation home is provided if needed.
Discovery Club/Access 21 also provides an Enrichment-only morning program for middle and high school students (current grades 5-12) who are not required to attend an academic program. Descriptions of the enrichment offerings are listed in the application. Students should select one enrichment to attend for the 4 week program. The link to that application is through the application icon above.
In addition to the programs listed above, we also offer Internship opportunities through the Haverhill High School Internship Program. Students are required to participate in Internship training before working in one of our summer or school year programs. More information about these opportunities is available through the Internship office at Haverhill High School. We are currently looking for student interns from the HHS CTE Programs and student interns interested in a career in Education.
Summer applications for the Enrichment-only program received until May 18 will be considered for enrollment in the 4-week summer program, July 11 – August 4.
Applications received after that date will be added to our waitlist. Our grants require that students attend every day. Please wait to receive a confirmation of acceptance from the Discovery Club/Access 21 office and DO NOT send your child to the program prior to the enrollment confirmation.
The Haverhill Public Schools’ Discovery Club (grades 1-8) and Access 21 (grades 9-12) before & after school programs are made possible through federal 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) and State Afterschool and Out of School Time (ASOST) grants that are administered by the MA Department of Education. The primary focus is to provide academic and social support and enrichment activities to students who are economically disadvantaged or have other risk factors. The intent is to help level the playing field for these students so that they may experience opportunities that they may not otherwise have. We try to keep a 1:10 teacher/student ratio to ensure quality programming.
The 8 sites serve over 500 students in grades 1 to 12. Members have the use of the school facilities including classrooms, computer labs, gymnasiums, and libraries.
Discovery Club and Access 21 will make reasonable accommodations to serve students. Members must be able to participate in a group situation, and maintain the activities of daily life.