Bristol Borough Learning Centers

At Snyder-Girotti Elementary School, St. Mark Parochial School and Bristol Jr/Sr High School, the Academic Oversight Committee (commonly known as AOC) and its partners support a year-round healthy, safe, engaged and supportive learning environment in which students are challenged academically to succeed and offered opportunities to grow and develop physically, emotionally and socially.    


The Academic Oversight Committee (AOC) was established in 2010 by the Grundy Foundation, which serves as its fiscal monitor. The purpose of the AOC is to provide year-round programs at community learning centers focused on academic enrichment opportunities during non-school hours for students deemed at risk.

The AOC supports three (3) 21st Century Community Learning Centers established for Bristol Borough youth attending public and parochial schools, in grades K through 12, located at Snyder-Girotti Elementary School, St. Mark Parochial School and Bristol Jr/Sr High School. The programs offered help students meet state and local student standards in core academic subjects, such as reading and math; offers students a broad array of enrichment activities that can complement their regular academic programs; and offers literacy and other educational services to the families of participating children.


The Academic Oversight Committee (AOC) awarded a $10,000 grant to Snyder-Girotti Elementary School for 1st, 2nd, & 3rd grade students participating in Bristol Riverside Theatre's ArtRageous program during the 2022-2023 school year.

ArtRageous offers a positive and creative experience in which students engage in arts educational activities focused on music, acting, and hip-hop dancing. The value and benefits of ArtRageous are many including strengthening confidence, independence, decision-making skills, and leadership abilities for these students while also seeding a long-term appreciation for the arts.

AOC President Mary Gesualdi (far left) presented the grant to Snyder-Girotti Principal Kelli Brandt Rosado (inside left) along with Bristol Riverside Theatre's Director of Education Qadriyyah Q. Tongori (inside right) and Managing Director Amy Kaissar (far right).

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