Western School of Science and Technology is primarily using ESSER III funds to support student learning loss and student SEL needs as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Dedicated staffing will ensure that staff can address the academic and social needs of students disproportionally impacted by the pandemic. Western enrolls a high number of racial/ethnic minority students, primarily Hispanic, and the majority are eligible for the federal free/reduced lunch program. Approximately 20% of the school population are English language learners and a smaller percentage (less an 5%) are annually identified as experiencing homelessness. For its SEL programs, Western relies on the CASEL program, Student Success Skills. WSST uses both Beyond Textbooks and ACT Test Prep for its primary ELA and math curriculum. Staff also promote college access program activities. Western is also addressing learning loss by using additional teacher supports in science, social studies and foreign language. Additional support positions include the Director of Counseling, College & Career Readiness, the Athletic Director/Community Coordinator, a Behavioral Support Coordinator, and the SPED Director.