• STEP 21 is an additional academic and enrichment opportunity to accelerate a student’s learning from outside the traditional classroom setting. The STEP 21 program offers a variety of alternative learning techniques and experiences to enhance the academic environment.  The main goal of STEP 21 is to give students the tools, techniques, strengths and confidence as a learner to be successful. Students are also able to explore and focus in areas of interest.

    Brooklyn Center Community Schools (BCCS) has been awarded the 21st Century Community Learning Center Grant. This is a Federally funded grant that is administered through the Minnesota Department of Education and the No Child Left Behind Act. This grant allows BCCS to offer a variety of wonderful and exciting before-and after-school and summer programs for  students to enhance their 21st Century skills. This initiative is made possible with a grant from the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) using federal 21st Century Community Learning Centers funding. Neither MDE nor the U.S. Department of Education endorses the program or its services.

    STEP 21 at Earle Brown Elementary STEAM and LEAP 21 at Brooklyn Center Middle and High School STEAM focus on academics, technology, enrichment, and health and wellness.

    Who qualifies to participate?

    All Earle Brown students are welcome to register and participate on a first come first serve basis!

    When does programming occur?

    Program occurs Monday through Friday from 2:15 - 5:00 p.m. 

    How do we track student progress?

    All students complete an initial test provided in each subject area to establish a starting point. Students have five-minute weekly tests to track their progress. At the end of each term, students are retested with the original test to see improvements.

    How do I register my student?

    Registration for the 2019-2020 school year opens on July 20th, 2019. Click here to register online

    More Details

    • Start date: September 9, 2019
    • Snack and dinner are provided
    • Busses are available for those within the boundary; you must register by August 23rd, 2019 to qualify for bussing on the first day of program. 
    • There will be an official STEP 21 calendar provided to families that register

    Resources for Families

    Click here to read the STEP 21 Handbook for Families.

    Click here to view the STEP 21 2019-2020 calendar.