• 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 focuses on academics, technology, enrichment, and health and wellness.

    Who qualifies to participate?

    All Earle Brown students are welcome to register and participate!

    When does programming occur?

    Programming occurs before and after school, Mondays through Thursdays, except for on days when school is not in session. The before-school program runs from 7:15- 8:30 a.m.. The after school program runs from 3:45 - 5:15 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.

    What are the next steps to register?

    Click here to register online. 

    Our staff at Earle Brown Elementary STEAM School believe in providing our students with additional academic and enrichment opportunities beyond the school day. For the 2018-2019 school year, we are offering FREE before-and after-school programming. Seats are limited so be sure to register soon for the new school year!

    If your child’s form is not returned, your child is not registered and cannot participate. The application form must be completed and returned before your student can begin the program.

     Before-School Programming

    • Monday – Thursday from 7:15 – 8:30 a.m.
    • Programming will run Monday, September 24, 2018  – Thursday, May 30, 2019
    • There will be an official STEP 21 calendar provided to families that register

    There will be no additional transportation provided for our before-school program. Families will be responsible to provide their student with their own transportation to school on program days.

    After-School Programming

    • Monday – Thursday from 3:45 – 5:15 p.m.
    • Programming will run Monday, September 24, 2018  – Thursday, May 23, 2019.
    • There will be an official STEP 21 calendar provided to families that register

    For the After-School Program Only: bus transportation will be provided to students who qualify for transportation for bussing to or from school. For families who will pick up their student(s), they will need to be picked up at the end of programming at 5:15 p.m.