Access 21 Information | Out-of-School Time Program

For students currently enrolled in grades 9-12 at Haverhill High School.

2023-2024 Dates of Operation

Tuesday, October 10, 2023 – Friday, May 31, 2024


Access 21 is our Haverhill High School Program and funded by federal 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) grants and state After School and Out-of-School Time (ASOST) grants  from the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.

The purpose of Access 21 is to provide learning opportunities that will help to address high school, college, and workforce readiness and success. Programs are taught by professional educators from Haverhill High and qualified personnel recruited from the community.

Access 21 is offering enrichment in the following topic areas: Culinary Skills (spring session), Glee Club, Life Skills, Robotics/Technology, and Internship programs. Internship is coordinated through the Internship Program at HHS. We may offer additional programming based on a recent family and staff survey that was conducted in the spring. Enrollment is limited in all programs.


CULINARY SKILLS (Spring Session)
Days: Tuesdays, later in the year

Students will work in a Family & Consumer Sciences classroom to learn basic skills for a career in the food industry. Topics will include food preparation skills, what to look for when purchasing foods, proper hygiene, and safety & sanitation procedures and protocols. Students will earn a SERVSAFE Food Handler’s Certificate upon successful completion of the session.

Start Date: 

Days: Tuesdays & Thursdays 

Start date: October 31, 2023

Glee Club wants all singers, dancers, musicians, and all-around music lovers to come and join our contemporary singing and dancing group. Our goal is to showcase students singing and dancing to all genres of music as well as music of their choosing, in a diverse, student-led, welcoming environment. This is a performance-based activity with evening Cabaret and Showcase performances throughout the year.


Classes begin on October 10.

During this semester-long experience, students will analyze their interests, develop a focus for career exploration, create a resume, and learn workplace etiquette and workplace safety, before being placed at a local business for real work experience. Internships help students make more informed college and career choices, provide students with valuable industry contacts and may lead to Letters of Recommendation. 

In-house paid Internships are available to students interested in leading afterschool STEM Career Awareness workshops for elementary and middle school students throughout the school year. The STEM program is offered in collaboration with MassHire through which high school interns receive additional college & career readiness training and are paid for their work.

Days: Tuesdays & Thursdays

Start date: October 31, 2023

A variety of programming adapted to the unique needs of special education students. Activities may include physical activity, cooking, photography, art, internet safety, and overall access to assistive technology.

Days: Tuesdays & Thursdays

Start date: October 31, 2023

This enrichment will focus on a different STEM topic each session (fall/winter/spring) and may include robotics, technology and engineering. Improve in science and math while having fun, working with your friends and learning STEM concepts.


Program Fee

There is no cost to enroll in the program this school year 2023-2024.

Access 21 Program Application

Applications are now available.

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