2012-2013 Project ENRICH continues to show that it is a valuable program for the McNairy County School System. All schools in the district now offer an after school program available for students.
Parents and students at all the schools report that the biggest plus to the program is having certified teachers help students with their homework and having it completed before they go home. Certified teachers make up 55% of the Project ENRICH staff, with an additional 19% other school day staff, and 26% being others from the community.
All planned activities and components of the grant have been implemented. The program is designed to meet the academic needs identified by TCAP scores, ThinkLink scores, DIBELS, and teacher recommendations for "at-risk" students, in addition to those needing extra help with life skills. Additional "at-risk" students who received services include ESL students and special education students. Students who scored proficient or advanced on the various assessments are provided with enrichment activities to expand their knowledge and experience base.
The two high schools offer sessions in the morning before school to help with homework and needed skill improvement. There are also classes after school for credit recovery and extra help with skills in all subject areas as well as ACT preparation. If other specific help is needed, parents or students can contact the school site director for assistance.