K-5th Grade: Out-Of-School Time Programming

BHK’s Out-of-School Time (OST) programs establish a safe, enriching environment where students can explore, grow, and build relationships.

BHK’s OST Enrichment activities are intentionally embedded with opportunities for students to learn and practice academic skills as well as develop the behaviors and attitudes correlated with student achievement like creativity, growth mindset, and resiliency.

OST operates at least 2 hours after school and up to 9 hours/day during the summer, and is open to all students enrolled in the district. Homeschooled and private school students within the host school’s catchment area are also welcomed to attend.

Participating schools include,

  • Gordon G. Barkell Elementary, Hancock

  • CLK Elementary, Calumet

  • C.J. Sullivan Elementary, L’Anse

  • Philip LaTendresse Elementary, Baraga

BHK’s OST offers targeted academic support, healthy meals, unique enrichment opportunities, and health and wellness activities based on students’ interests, needs, and developmental abilities. Hands-on activities address literacy, fitness, STEM, nutrition, arts, and positive character trait building, to enhance learning and create opportunities for new experiences for youth.

Community collaboration, connection to local culture, and a trauma-informed approach are highlights of the program.

All out-of-school time programs uphold State of Michigan Child Care Licensing Rules developed by the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) and the Michigan Out-of-School Time (MOST) Standards of Quality.

Baraga County Great Explorations programs operate under the 21st Century Community Learning Centers grant awarded by the Michigan Department of Education, allowing students to attend at no cost.

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