Panther Academic Success Team



To provide each and every student at Climax-Scotts Jr./Sr. High School the opportunity, support and skills, and the encouragement to be on track for graduation, with the ability to demonstrate college and/or career readiness.



To provide a safe, healthy (maintaining good decisions) and positive after-school environment that is academically focused, where students have all of the tools and support to be successful academically, as well as socially/emotionally, despite family, social or economic circumstances.



  • To provide a safe place for students to learn and gain skills, rather than return home in many cases without supervision.
  • To increase overall grades for students.
  • To increase proficiency on standardized assessments.
  • To decrease number of overall failing grades.



Funding for ongoing operations, equipment, and supplies.


This program has been made possible by the financial support of not only, Climax – Scotts Community Schools, but also the Kalamazoo Community Foundation, the Climax Rotary Club, Music Boosters, Staff, and the generous citizens of the Climax-Scotts community.

If you wish to make a donation to this program, you may send a check to:

Climax-Scotts Community Schools Business Office – PAST
372 S. Main Street
Climax, MI 49034

Please contact Kim Kirshman, Principal, if you have any questions about this program.