B.A.R.K. (Bulldogs Apply Real-world Knowledge)

The Sierra Linda B.A.R.K. program gives students opportunities to improve their academic abilities while learning new, fun, and exciting skills. Our focus is on offering STEAM- and STEM-based youth development activities, enriching students' math and reading skills, and incorporating family engagement events.

Be sure to check out the program guide in the sidebar of this page to see our courses this quarter! Courses will update throughout the year. Register online using the link in the sidebar.

We also are offering ESL classes to parents of students in the program. Space is limited, so register now!

Program Objectives

Academic Objectives

  • 1.1 Math
    By the end of each program year, 25% of ninth- and tenth-grade students who attend SLHS B.A.R.K. program thirty days or more will improve in math at least 10% as evidenced by report cards and/or district-approved benchmark testing.
  • 1.2 Reading/ELA
    By the end of each program year, 25% of ninth- and tenth-grade students who attend SLHS B.A.R.K. program thirty days or more will improve in ELA at least 10% as evidenced by report cards and/or district-approved benchmark testing.

Youth Development Objective

  • 2.1 Youth Development
    By the end of each program year, 75% of SLHS B.A.R.K. program thirty-day attendees will have a more positive feeling toward school and/or feel more connected to other students, faculty, and staff as evidenced by an online student survey.

Family Engagement Objective

  • 3.1 Family Engagement
    By the end of each program year, 50% of adult family members of SLHS B.A.R.K. program regular attendees will attend one or more family engagement events during the course of the year as measured by event sign in sheets.

About this Program

Nita M Lowey 21st CCLC Program

The Nita M. Lowey 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) Title IV-B afterschool program is funded by a federal grant from the U.S. Department of Education and administered by the Arizona Department of Education. For more information visit the 21st CCLC website.

El programa Nita M. Lowey del Siglo 21 Centros Comunitarios de Aprendizaje (21st CCLC) del Título IV-B programa después del horario escolar está financiado por una subvención federal del Departamento de Educación de los Estados Unidos y administrado por el Departamento de Educación de Arizona. Para obtener más información visite 21st CCLC.