The American Morgan Horse Educational Charitable Trust (AMHECT) has announced the receipt of a grant from the United Professional Horsemen’s Association that will cover all expenses of the 2020 AMHECT/UPHA Open Learning Gate Center offered right now during the Grand National & World Championship Horse Show being held in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Oct. 10 through 17.
The purpose of the Learning Center is to provide academic support to young riders, currently enrolled in grades 5–12, who are away from their local schools. Participants can stay abreast of their academic requirements by providing a structured learning environment. The center is supervised by a professional teacher who can provide academic support for students and the center works with teachers from the student’s school to help guide activities while away from school and to monitor tests, if needed. Assignments can be posted, faxed, or emailed to the center to meet deadlines.
This year, there is limited seating and no more than eight students will be allowed in the center at any one time to follow proper CDC social distancing guidelines. The center will be disinfected regularly, and all are required to wear masks while in the center. There will be no shared supplies and students will need to bring any materials required to complete their assignments including laptops and calculators when applicable. Students must make an appointment prior to their use of the center to ensure a maximum of eight students at any one time.
It is not too late for students in Oklahoma that had not yet signed up to utilize the learning center. Stop by during center hours (9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Central Time) to speak to the Center Coordinator, Deborah Murphy.
Due to the generous grant of the UPHA, the Center is available to properly enrolled students at no charge. Anyone that previously submitted an application fee by credit card will see a complete refund on their statement dated Oct. 8, 2020.
-- via American Morgan Horse Association