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MCDONALD LEAPS
MCDONALD LEAPS IS A STATE FUNDED GRANT USING 100% UNCLAIMED LOTTERY FUNDS. THE GRANT IS FUNDED FOR THREE CONSECTIVE YEARS AND DURING THE THIRD YEAR A NEW GRANT IS WRITTEN AND SCORED BY THE TENNESSEE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION. WE ARE CURRENTLY IN THE SECOND YEAR OF FUNDING ON THIS GRANT CYCLE.
THE PROGRAM IS PROVIDED FREE TO QUALIFYING STUDENTS, WHICH MEANS THAT STUDENTS MUST MEET THE CRITERIA SET BY THE D.O.E. TO ATTEND THE PROGRAM. TEACHER RECOMMENDATION AND STAR SCORES ARE GREAT INDICATORS FOR STUDENTS BEING ACCEPTED INTO OUR TUTORING PROGRAM. OTHER PROGRAMS INCLUDE; CUB SCOUTS, ART CLUB, HISTORY CLUB, DRAMA, STEM, ROUND ROBIN, YEARBOOK, HOMEWORK HELP, EXERCISE AND SPORTS.
ONE OF OUR GOALS FOR ALL ENROLLED STUDENTS IS TO MEET THE ATTENDANCE REQUIREMENT, WHICH IS 30 DAYS THROUGHOUT THE YEAR. FULL TIME ATTENDANCE ASSIST IN THE AMOUNT OF FUNDING THAT WE RECEIVE THE FOLLOWING YEAR.
OUR ACADEMIC GOAL IS TO SEE AN INCREASE IN ELA SCORES OF 30%, DURING THE SCHOOL YEAR. STUDENTS THAT RECEIVED CONSISTENT TUTORING DURING THE FIRST SEMESTER SCORED AN AVERAGE 25% INCREASE. THIS SHOWS DELIGENT AND CONSISTENT HARD WORK BY STUDENTS AND OUTSTANDING TUTORS.
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS PLEASE CONTACT SHARON DAWSON AFTER 2:00 PM AT THE SCHOOL.


SHARON DAWSON
MCDONALD LEAPS, DIRECTOR
423-235-5406