STS Academy Learning Center

The STS Academy Learning Center is much more than just an after school program. Learning Center personnel go the extra mile to boost academic performance, reduce risky behaviors, promote physical health, and provide a safe structured environment for the children of working parents.

Welcome to STS Academy!

The Learning Center

The Learning Center is a before and after school care and more program for children from Kindergarten through 8th Grade.The program includes transportation to school and back to The Learning Center if needed.  Also provided is tutoring and homework assistance for children plus an individual success plan.  Recreational activities and games complete the day along with meals and snacks. Discounted prices are available.  The application form is on this website. The Learning Center is located at 60 Civic Avenue in Pittsburg.

Before and After High School Program

The high school program operates through the 21st Century Grant, in cooperation with the Pittsburg Unified School District. STS Academy offers academic support through homework assistance and tutoring in person and remotely,  classes that are fun and practical, health and safety classes, plus special events and a supper meal.  We collaborate with other community groups to insure opportunity for high school youth in 9th-12th grade to enjoy their after school hours in a socially constructive and safe environment. We are open when Pittsburg and Black Diamond High Schools are in session, and available after school from 3-6pm, M-F.  Follow us–search STS Academy on Facebook for the application and more information. Also check your school hallways for posters and use your phone to scan for the application.  See you soon!

The Teen Center

STS Academy high school program in cooperation with the City of Pittsburg, sponsors the Teen Center for 9th-12th grade students who attend high schools in the Pittsburg Unified School District.  The Teen Center is available from 3-6pm M-F for afternoon fun.  You can hang out with your friends, play pool, shoot some hoops, play video games, cards, board games and even show your artistic skills.  Snacks and a supper meal is available. Check us out at 60 Civic Avenue is Pittsburg! Our staff will welcome you!


Positive Feedback!

The STS programs and services after school at Pittsburg High School received positive feedback from students.  In the last survey taken at PHS, the highest percent of students responding when asked to describe STS Academy programs and services said they were academic, fun,  helpful,  and positive. 92% of the students surveyed said the STS high school programs cover topics that students want to learn about, and 87% said that STS Academy activities are designed with student interests in mind. Great job high school team at STS Academy!

To view individual evaluation reports click the links below.

Pittsburg High School Student Feedback Survey – 3 Year Comparison

Pittsburg High School Teacher Admin Survey 2018-19

Pittsburg High School Teacher Admin Survey – 3 Year Comparison

For more information about STS Academy High School After School Programs, contact us at 252-9199 and follow us on facebook.


STS Academy’s 2018 Annual report is the last annual report to the Pittsburg community prior to the COVID pandemic. We expect to publish the next annual report in 2022. Meanwhile you can read more about STS Academy’s great programs and services for children and youth in the Pittsburg community in the 2018 report.


Our Annual Report

STS Academy Learning Center


Individual Success Plan


The Learning Center at 60 Civic recognizes that for a student to be successful, he/she must first be seen as an individual with specific needs. With the help of the student’s teachers, we design a success plan which will be used to target specific, customized interventions that will aid in achieving short and long term educational goals.

One on One Tutoring


There are two approaches to tutoring, the first is simply helping students with difficult subjects. At The Learning Center, we believe in helping with todays problem, but we take it one step further. We seek to help fix the foundational faults that will allow them to no longer need help in those subjects.

Reading and Writing


Early aptitude in writing is an indicator of a child’s reading ability. Up to middle school, children are sponges of information. This is why reading and writing is a such a huge part of every students experience at The Learning Center. Each student has an individual folder containing written essays of what they’ve read.



We’ve partnered with Stride (Fuel Education) , a leader in web-learning to bring the best instruction to The Learning Center at 60 Civic. Stride is renowned for improving students arithmetic, especially those who have fallen behind. It is used in districts across the country, and has a proven success record.  The Stride teaching method aligns with our individual success plan, providing the unique help your child need with math.



Computer science is the most highly-valued subject in all education, and the chance to study it shouldn’t be based on the neighborhood a student grew up in, or the color of her skin. Code.org is responsible for teaching millions of students how to code who didn’t have access to this education in times past. We are excited to bring the Code.org curriculum to The Learning Center at 60 Civic.

Help With Homework


After a long day at work, we want you to have peace of mind that your child’s homework is complete.  We dedicate one hour everyday to giving your child all the help he/she needs to not only finish their homework, but understand what they’re doing.  Via our Teens to Teach program, we are able to give individualized help with homework as needed.



Our CEO and Founder Jim Craft Sr. knows what it’s like to be at the bottom and rise to the top. As a successful businessman, family man, and community builder Mr. Craft was selected to join the prestigious nationwide organization 100 Black Men. This non-profit organization has been recognized as one of the nation’s top groups for mentoring minorities. Mr. Craft has introduced their successful mentorship program to the youth of The Learning Center.