Afterschool Programs

Notice of Intent to Apply for a Federally Funded Grant

RE:     Notice of Intent to Submit an Application for the Federally Funded Grant,

21st Century Community Learning Centers, which supports out-of-school

 time programming for school years 2024 - 2027



In accordance with the application instructions from North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, Cherokee County Schools submits a Public Notice to the community of Cherokee County NC of its intent to submit an application for a 21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC) After-School Programs Grant.  Students in P-K through Grade 8 may be eligible to participate in the 21st CCLC After-School Program.


The purpose of the 21st CCLC Grant is to provide federal funds for eligible Title I schools to establish or expand community learning centers that operate during out-of-school time hours with three specific purposes:  


  1. Improve academic achievement in core academic subjects such as reading and math
  2. Offer students a broad array of additional services, programs, and STEAM focused activities that are designed to reinforce and complement the regular academic program 
  3. Offer families of students served by 21st CCLCs opportunities for active and meaningful engagement in their children’s education


For questions or comments, please contact Teaveana Hubbard at 828-837-2722, Ext. 2434 or [email protected].


March 8, 2024

CCS offers two childcare and enrichment programs for students after the school day ends.

CCS After School Program

21st Century Community Learning Centers After School Program

About the Program

Cherokee County Schools offer affordable childcare services for students. These programs are licensed by the NC Division of Child Development and provide a safe environment, nutritious snacks, homework help, outdoor play, and lots of fun for students.







Program Hours

Regular school days from 2:15 to 5:30 pm


The program does not operate on teacher workdays, school holidays, and early release days.


$6.00 per day

Payment policy and Subsidy Assistance information



Pre-registration is required for students to participate in After School programs. Use the link below to register online or contact the school for a registration package.


Registration Form



New Safety Policies & Procedures


For more information about the program, contact Cindy Martin.

(828) 837-2722 ext 2405

About the Program

21st CCLC programs provide both academic enrichment and supplementary academic activities and resources to promote student academic success and growth within the school environment.  The focus of the program is to incorporate activities and projects that reinforce and enhance a student's learning experience beyond the regular school day.






Program Hours

Regular School Dsys: Monday through Friday from 3:00- 5:30 pm. The Cherokee County Schools' 21st CCLC Programs follow the CCS calendar.




Free, no cost to parents or students that are eligible to participate in the program pending available space per school.




Parents of eligible students must complete an application in order for their child to be considered for this program.


Registration is ongoing and eligible students are provided a registration form or added to a waiting list if space is limited at a specific site.


For a registration form or for more information, contact the 21st Century CCLC Site Director at your child's school.


For additional information about the 21st CCLC program, contact DavAnn Hubbard at 828-837-2722 or contact the 21st CCLC Site Director at participating schools.

Cindy Martin, CCS After School Program  
DavAnn Hubbard, 21st Century Community Learning Centers After School Program