We are celebrating 20 Years!
1996- The Academic Learning Center, Inc. originally opened in May of 1996 in the Education Building of First Missionary Baptist Church in the Logan Community, Concord, North Carolina.
2001 - The structure of the Academic Learning Center underwent a significate change. Discussions were help with the administration of both Cabarrus County and Kannapolis City Schools. The response of each was extremely positive to the concept of operating multiple centers, each to be located at a Title I elementary school. As before, the instructional program for the Academic Learning Center would function after school. The primary differences were the staff of the Academic Learning Center sites would now be the certified personnel from those schools, the resources of the schools would now be available to the program as well as the records and performance data that all schools maintain. The Academic Learning Center provides funding to each site, which allows the certified personnel to be compensated at an appropriate level. While volunteers continue to be used, the involvement of these trained professionals is essential if the students are to realize the desired benefits.
2016- For the 2016-2017 school year, the Academic Learning Center, Inc. will serve eleven elementary schools, six in Cabarrus County Schools (Beverly Hills, Royal Oaks, Winecoff, Wolf Meadow, Irvin, and R. Brown McAllister) and five in Kannapolis City Schools (Fred L. Wilson, Forest Park, Jackson Park, Shady Brook and Woodrow Wilson), with an average of 550 children annually.
The Academic Learning Center will help increase academic achievement and confidence in children to ensure their future success in a global economy, will provide services in a nurturing, supportive environment and will foster parental involvement and community partnerships.
In partnership with The Boys and Girls Club of Cabarrus County and the Kannapolis YMCA, we are providing a summer reading program. Certified teachers are working with at risk students to reduce the reading skill loss that often occurs in low income students over the summer. The summer reading program is made possible by a grant from Wells Fargo.
Each of my Academic Learning Center students demonstrated academic growth on our last round of benchmark assessments when compared to their first quarter scores.
I have seen my students become more confident in their academic abilities
and enjoy serving as a peer teacher for others.
-Teacher from Kannapolis City Schools
Our mission is to improve academic performance and confidence in children through quality tutoring programs.
ALC helps elementary children
Learn, Achieve, Succeed
Cabarrus County Schools:
AT Allen Elementary
Beverly Hills Elementary
W.M. Irvin Elementary
Royal Oaks Elementary
Wolf Meadow Elementary
R. Brown McAllister Elementary
Thank you note from Cabarrus County School student.
"I am thankful that our school and the Academic Learning Center wants to see each child succeed. I am honored that my child had this opportunity to participate in the program. It allows him to be the best he can be when it comes to his learning. Thank you to the Academic Learning Center for encouraging my child with his academic success."
-Parent from Kannapolis City Schools
Kannapolis City Schools:
Forest Park Elementary
Fred. L Wilson Elementary
Jackson Park Elementary
Shady Brook Elementary
Woodrow Wilson Elementary