CCISD Learner Support Center Opens Doors to Student and Community Collaboration

CCISD Learner Support Center Opens Doors to Student and Community Collaboration
Posted on 12/18/2019
LSC Open House

The thriving Clear Creek ISD Learner Support Center (LSC) officially opened its doors to the community, and a new world of partnership possibilities, on December 13, 2019.

At the ribbon cutting and open house, CCISD Board of Trustees, students and community leaders gathered in the Library and Media Services Makerspace, walked the building halls and peeked into classrooms to see first-hand the energy and excitement kindled by the District’s new hub of student and community collaboration.

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On September 27, 2016, the school board approved a plan to use the Clear Lake High School 9th grade center as a student learning support center, giving adequate space to district-wide programs that have either outgrown their existing space or did not have a central location. The plan became a reality this school year as the facility is now used to support special programs such as Gifted and Talented’s Alpha, Special Education, Early Learning, student dual credit and Robotics, to name a few.

The $7,207,944 in building repairs and modifications were paid for through Bond 2007 and Bond 2017 dollars. 

The building also provides additional meeting space for students around the District to come together in one location to learn, collaborate and even celebrate successes. One such opportunity was the Teacher Education Training Fall Symposium. More than 150 CCISD juniors, seniors and future teachers attended sessions held throughout the LSC. Leaders from across the district presented on topics ranging from behavior management and technology to engaging ways to teaching math and how to effectively build relationships.

“I have already had the pleasure of attending several exciting meetings and activities that I believe were the exact vision for the creation of this unique space,” said Board President Dr. Laura DuPont. 

DuPont cited a recent gathering at the LSC of health professionals and non-profits uniting to advance the cause of early learning initiatives for families in the Bay Area. Through the newly-formed Launch for Success alliance, the partners plan to mobilize on actions that will put early learning resources and training in the hands of parents of children ages 0-5. One such resource is the Early Childhood Intake Center at the LSC. At the intake center, children between the ages of 2 and 5 are evaluated to determine if the child has a special education disability and if there is a need for special education services. 

The LSC is also the home to the Bay Area Alliance for Youth and Families non-profit coalition and to Operation School Bell, a philanthropic program of the Bay Area Assistance League which provides new clothing to children.

“We are so fortunate to partner with the school district through this special space,” said Lisa Holbrook, President of the Assistance League of the Bay Area. “The provision of this room is allowing our programs and volunteers to serve more students with ample dressing room and storage space.”

Ribbon cutting guests also had the opportunity to visit the Alpha Program Open House where fifth grade GT students demonstrated their semester-long learning to parents. Click here for a glimpse into the Alpha Forensics classrooms.

Below is a comprehensive listing of all District functions at the Learner Support Center:

  • Special Services
  • Early Childhood Intake Center
  • Advanced Academics and Alpha GT Program
  • Assistance League of the Bay Area
  • Bay Area Alliance for Youth & Families
  • Assessment and Evaluation
  • Library and Media Services and District Makerspace
  • District Robotics Practice and Competition Gym
  • Professional Learning Spaces
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