JCPS Opens First of Three After-School Student Support Centers

Aimed at students who need extra, personalized instruction

Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS) today cut the ribbon and opened an Elev8 Student Learning Center, the first of three centers the district plans to open. The after-school center will accommodate up to 250 students in grades K-12 who live in West Louisville and need additional academic support.

Dr. Pollio, Diane Porter and others cutting the ribbon at the Elev8 center

“The Future State of JCPS includes additional instructional time,” said superintendent Dr. Marty Pollio. “I’m proud that the Elev8 Student Learning Centers will provide targeted support and  increased learning time for students that is engaging and located right in their neighborhood.”

The center will be staffed by retired teachers who will offer additional instruction, targeted tutoring, college and career support and enrichment opportunities to make learning fun and exciting. In addition to receiving reading and math tutoring and hands on learning, students will also be exposed to activities related to STEAM – science, technology, engineering, the arts and math.

The West Louisville center is located at 2500 West Broadway.

Students in five West Louisville zip codes are being invited to the first Elev8 location, which will be open for students from 2:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. each weekday for the remainder of the school year and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. in June. The center’s programming is aimed at students whose academic progress, particularly in reading and math, has been impacted by chronic absenteeism.  

“I’m excited to see this project come to fruition,” said Dr. Alicia Averette, assistant superintendent for academic support programs and special populations. “Elev8 Student Learning Centers will provide academic and enrichment opportunities for students in a fun, engaging and inviting environment.”

Video of the ribbon cutting and center opening can be found here.