Austin Community College: ACC provides SSP Learning Center with professionally trained instructors to teach our Adult ESL classes. Adult ESL students are tested upon entrance to determine what level of ESL best fits their needs, then again after completing sixty hours in the program. The exams used are Best Plus Oral AND BEST Literacy.
The Literacy Coalition of Central Texas: We partner with the Literacy Coalition to host a part-time AmeriCorps member at SSP. In the past SSP has hosted an AmeriCorps VISTA member. SSP is also working towards eventually implementing Learner Web, a computer literacy program.
The United Way for Greater Austin: SSP partners with United Way to host a part-time AmeriCorps member. The SSP AmeriCorps member tests students’ literacy gains using The Early Literacy Skills Assessment (ELSA), as well as a Success By Six created evaluation tool for math literacy which aligns with the High Scope math curriculum and the AISD pre-K TEKS.
BookSpring: BookSpring provides a 6-week series of workshops to parents of the SSP ECE students. They teach parents how to engage their children to make reading fun. Each family is gifted a weekly “forever” book to take home and keep.
AgriLife: AgriLife provides an 8-week nutrition series of workshops to all adults enrolled at SSP. The 8-week series is offered to all adult students enrolled in SSP. Students are receive instruction on making healthy lifestyle and diet choices for themselves and their families. They are also provided with food prep demonstrations, samples, recipes, and grocery lists.
Armstrong Community Music School: Armstrong Community Music School is a non-profit organization dedicated to excellence of music education and service to the community. The school offers Early Childhood Music programs, private instruction in a variety of styles and instruments, and group classes. Armstrong Community Music School provides lifelong access to the musical arts through instruction and performances for all regardless of age, skill, ethnicity or income.
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