Elementary Schools

We would like to take a few minutes to inform you of what your child(ren) can look forward to each year of elementary school with Battle Creek Public Schools (BCPS) and to show you some exciting specials that we offer.

21st CENTURY COMMUNITY LEARNING CENTERS
Supervised Before-school and After-school Programs
• Available to all elementary and middle school students
• Breakfast and/or dinner provided
• Homework help and academic instruction in core subjects
• Enrichment: crafts, board games, Family Y Center, cultural events, field trips, and much more.

JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT
Kindergarten through fifth grade - We partner with Junior Achievement for special classes and activities.

OUTDOOR EDUCATION CENTER
The Outdoor Education Center provides five major programs: The Farm Animal Program for first grade students that occurs in the spring; The Pioneer Cabin Program for third grade students that occurs in the fall; The Farm Garden Program for third grade students begins in the spring, operates in concert with Summer School, and continues in the fall; residential School Camp Program for fifth grade students that occurs in the winter; and finally, The Residential Adventure Camp Program for sixth grade students that occurs in the fall.

BEARCAT SUMMER CLUBHOUSE AND OTHER SUMMER PROGRAMS
Six weeks of summer activities and enrichment for Pre-K to 5th grade students–The morning classes focus on academics, especially reading, writing, and math. After lunch the students are involved in a variety of enrichment activities such as visits to museums and the art center, field trips, Binder Park Zoo, bowling, the Y-Center, and Sherman Lake
Camp, sponsored by 21st Century. Science is taught as part of the Outdoor Education Center program that students attend one day a week. We also have other summer choices including MEAP preparation, and the Garden Guide Program (subject to change). Check with an elementary school principal for all the options or call 965-3883.