After School Program In Reaching Excellence (A.S.P.I.R.E.)

21st Century Community Learning Centers Grants

Currently, there are no available openings in the A.S.P.I.R.E. program.  However, if you are interested in the program, contact Nita Springle.  Her information is listed below.


October Newsletter

Okaloosa County School District (OCSD), through the 21st CCLC grant provides 240 students (45 students .. Baker) opportunities that contribute to increasing their likeliness of academic success. Four school campuses were chosen based upon “at-risk” factors that contribute to academic success and the lack of available services. All sites will operate 172 days. Students are provided engaging, research-based supplementation in the core areas and cultural enrichment activities. These experiences include the following: STEM, Problem-Based Learning, Numeracy Programs, Literacy Extension, Community Service Projects, and the Arts. Students’ goals include increased academic achievement along with acquiring cultural and background experiences.

The A.S.P.I.R.E. program is Monday-Friday and attendance every day is mandatory for students. In order for a student to participate, a parent/guardian MUST attend a mandatory orientation. There is NO COST to participate in this program.  Space is limited to a certain number of students.  The program offers, but not limited to, the following....

Homework Help

Exercising the Body, Not Just the Mind

Enrichment Activities: technology, 4-H, robotics, literacy, STEM, exercise and nutrition, Lemon Stand Economics, drama, Crazy 8’s Math, digital photography, creating digital avatars and animations, garage band music, community service, and much more!

Mentoring Family Nights

Parent Workshops: What Strong Families Do, financial literacy, cyber safety, Learning to Talk Academically with Your Child

Parent Involvement Community Partnerships: U.S. Army-7th Group Special Forces, Doolittle Institute, 4-H Club, Special Olympics


All services and materials of the A.S.P.I.R.E. program are funded through the CCLC grant and are FREE to participants.

Baker School Hours of Operation: Okaloosa County School days between August - May from 2:30-4:55pm


For information about the A.S.P.I.R.E. program at Baker School contact:

Nita Springle

(850) 689-7279 ext. 2800

The program is offered at the following schools: Baker Elementary (2:30pm-4:55pm) Edwins Elementary (3:00pm-5:25pm) Elliott Point Elementary (2:30pm-4:55pm) Wright Elementary (3:00pm-5:25pm)