Community Learning Center


Mission Statement  

Seattle Parks and Recreation aims to bridge the gap between communities and school by creating programs that are culturally relevant and reflective of the community we serve.

The Mercer CLC offers the following programs:

The O.S.T. Program

The O.S.T. program offers a range of academic achievement, enrichment and recreation programs/activities that support the overall success of all students. We operate Monday through Friday from 3:25 - 4:50 p.m. With the change in the bell schedule we have shifted to a semester based schedule. Our program dates are:

  • Fall - October 3, 2016 - January 27, 2017
  • Spring - March 6 - May 26, 2017

* All programs and activities are offered free of charge to students.

The Black Top Activation Project

Often referred to as the Black Top Crew they provide lunchtime recreation activities that foster a safe and supportive environment for all students and create a culture of positive peer interaction through overall supervision during student lunch times. The crew offers recreation activities such as:

  • Basketball
  • Flag Football
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Soccer
  • Kickball
  • Double Dutch
  • and More!

Spring Break Camp

The Spring Break Camp is an opportunity for students to take ownership of their learning experience. Students enrolled in this program are selected and invited to participate by administration based on midterm progress with core subject matters.

Program will offer a leadership component for all students; breakfast and lunch are provided and transportation is available for any student with a need. Students who take their time in the program seriously will participate in a field trip at the end of the week.

If this is an opportunity you would like to participate contact Mr. Hicks in Room 135 to check availability.

Parks Academy of Learning (P.A.L)

The Parks Academy of Learning is a summer program that is geared to provide students with a jump start on the next academic year. Students participate in mini lessons in core subject matters (Math, ELA, & Reading) along with socio-emotional development workshops and recreational activities.

Student enrolled in this program are selected and invited to participate by administration based on end of year progress with core subject matters; as well as offered to incoming sixth graders as a transition to middle school.

Breakfast and Lunch are provided to students daily. Transportation is available based on need. For a registration packet click here.

Program Staff

Mr. Hicks, C.L.C Coordinator
Office: 206-252-8020
Cell: 206-423-1476

Mr. Won,  Recreation Leader
Office: 206-252-8020

Upcoming Events

Black History Celebration 
February 16, 2017
5:30 - 7:00PM 

East African Celebration  
March 23, 2017 
5:30 - 7:00PM

Asian Heritage Celebration 
May 25, 2017
5:30 - 7:00PM


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