“We have had really poor attendance at our school. With Sports for Learning, students are now coming to school and are excited.”
“Since introducing the lunchtime program, disciplinary referrals decreased by 79 percent. Frank West Elementary has logged just three referrals this year…nobody has been suspended.”
“The program was absolutely amazing! The coaches were so easy to work with, very approachable and the kids loved working with them. The coaches made sports easy to understand and encouraged the kids to become active outdoors.”
For the school site, it was a huge benefit to our behavior management (PBIS) in that it provided structured and supervised activities for our at-risk students.”
“Our students enjoy the coaching they receive during their rotations. SFL allows us to provide released time to our teachers for collaboration, and as a result, our student’s academic skills are improving as well as their grades”
“We have seen a huge increase in not only our attendance rate, but also in our academics. The programs provides behaviorincentives. Our students are learning STEM activities as well as doing soccer!”
The Sports For Learning program is committed to bridging the learning gap between the playground and the classroom. Our Student Workbook takes the topics covered by our coaches on the playground and brings science alive when the students are back behind their desks. This focus on academic achievement, in addition to our adoption of a strong PBIS framework, allows for Title I funding to be used for our program. For more information on how Sports For Learning complies with the federal guidelines, please view this document.
Funding is made available to eligible districts to provide supplementary programs and services to English Learner (EL) students. Due to the use of our bi-lingual instructors, many schools will adopt the Sports For Learning program as a targeted intervention for their EL students. The SFL Student Workbook, available in and , contains key vocabulary and concepts that are specific to curricular requirements for all students. For more information on how Sports For Learning complies with the federal guidelines, please view this .
Title IV, Part A of the Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015 is intended to improve students’ academic achievement by increasing the capacity of school districts to provide all students with access to a well-rounded education, improve school conditions for student learning. The Sports For Learning program is the perfect fit for this funding source. Our focus on STEM, social & emotional learning, and physical activity aligns seamlessly with districts’ goals to improve school culture, increase attendances, and provide an education for the whole child. For more information on how Sports For Learning complies with the federal guidelines, please view this .
Many schools will use their general funds to adopt the Sports For Learning program. When writing this in to your school plan, we advise that you link the program to one of these three state priorities:
As part of a well-rounded education, the Sports For Learning program is the perfect addition to support students in school and to encourage them to learn.