FW Community Schools

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Community Education

The Flowing Wells Community Schools Department supports life-long learning and access to tools that create a thriving community. Through youth enrichment opportunities, young people can learn and develop outside of school time. Services range from early childhood programs and childcare to academic and extracurricular opportunities across the district. These unique programs support student interests and aspirations outside the traditional school day and throughout the summer. Please explore the services and programs available.
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Tuition Based Preschool

Student Enrichment Program (STEP) is a program for district employees. Flowing Wells School District has a child care program for district employees, who have children or grandchildren who are three to five years old. This program is tuition based and has limited enrollment. This program is open from 7:15 am - 4:15 pm, Monday through Friday.

The Emily Meschter Early Learning Center’s calendar coincides with the Flowing Wells School District Elementary calendar.

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Grant Funded Programs

21st CCLC - The Nita M. Lowey 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) initiative provides the only federally funded source dedicated exclusively to out-of-school-time programs. 

Arizona’s Title IV-B (21st CCLC) program supports student participants in meeting the State’s rigorous academic standards. Funded programs are designed to align with State and school goals and specifically assist targeted students in their school day learning objectives. The following schools have been awarded the Nita M. Lowey 21st CCLC funding: Homer Davis, Walter Douglas, Hendricks, Richardson and the Flowing Wells Jr. High.

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Youth Enrichment Services

The Community Schools Y.E.S. Program, offers a well-planned and supervised format for children in kindergarten through sixth grade, ages 5 – 12 years old. We arrange fun filled activities that will excite and stimulate your child, in addition to fostering social, physical, and critical thinking skills. The professionally trained staff plans and conducts unique activities to help children build self-esteem and expand their knowledge and experiences. Children will also participate in a variety of discovery projects through science, technology, engineering and math.

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All activities and interventions funded through this program must be evidence-based, respond to students' academic, social, and emotional needs and address the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on vulnerable student populations, including each major racial and ethnic group, children from low-income families, children with disabilities, English learners, gender, and migrant status, students experiencing homelessness, and children and youth in foster care.
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Summer Programs

The Community Schools Summer Y.E.S. Program, offers a full day of fun and enrichment. Students will have opportunities to develop new skills and interests. Activities offered range from Art, Rocketry, Science, Robotics, Cooking, Escape Rooms, Crafts, Infento and so much more. Please check for registration materials.

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Community Partners

Tucson Village Farms
UA Cooperative Extension
Pima County Health Department
Treasures for Teachers
Faith Based Organizations
Walmart – Neighborhood Market #5725 and #4473
Arizona Department of Health Childcare Licensing
Arizona Department of Economic Security