The Southwestern Elementary School Community Learning Centers were developed through collaboration between Gallia-Vinton Educational Service Center, Gallia County Local Schools, and community partners to serve elementary school students from Southwestern Elementary Schools and their families. The program title is Southwestern Elementary School Highlanders. (Leaders in Learning). In addition to the elementary school program, there will be adult programs scheduled each semester at Southwestern Elementary Schools.
The Community Learning Centers of Gallia County Local Schools are located in the Southwestern Elementary School buildings.
The Community Learning Center is comprised of a network of extended learning opportunities and enrichments programs for children and families throughout the Gallia County Local Schools district. The Community Learning Center will strive to provide a variety of quality enrichment programs for children and families making beneficial use of out-of-school hours.
An array of enrichment programs promote social development and academic success for students, as well as opportunities for families to engage in meaningful activities together. The scope of supervised activities may include: literacy and math education programs; art; music; dance; theater; other cultural education activities; tutoring services; science and technology education programs; expanded library hours; drug and violence prevention programs; wrap-around services for truant, suspended, or expelled students; reading and family literacy activities; field trips; games and recreational activities; problem-solving skills; 4-H Clubs, and Girl and Boy Scouting tailored for “after” school programs; service learning activities, family events and activities and career exploration activities, and much more.