The LEAP Program is an afterschool program that provides high-quality programming to students who are learning or who have learned English as a second language. We also conduct parent outreach to involve parents in the process of educating their children. We provide meaningful learning activities to help scaffold and prepare students for school and for life.
We work with Jackson County Schools, Western Carolina University, and Cullowhee United Methodist Church to create a program in which many stakeholders are interested in the long-term success of the children enrolled in the program.
The LEAP Afterschool Program is a grant-funded organization and our continued service to the students depends on the success we can help them achieve through our teaching and facilitation of activities
Through fun activities that have a basis in the North Carolina Standard Course of Study, as well as other academic ggoals, students have the chance to learn many skills that will help them excel academically.
We approach our work with the children with a loving, positive standpoint. Our tutors and volunteers in the organization are trained to give each child the very best instruction, using the most up-to-date technologies and methodologies.
LEAP follows Jackson County Public Schools policies to create a flexible program that can accommodate changes to
program plans and offer solid programming that meets children’s academic, emotional, and social needs for the new school year.
To help meet educational challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic, LEAP pivoted from being an onsite program to an online one during the last school year.
To protect the health and safety of our students and the entire LEAP community, we have implemented additional safety measures in accordance with local, state, and federal orders and guidance:
Would you like to know more? Click the following link to access our annual report from the 2019-2020 school year.