After Hours in the Tower (AHT) is 21st Century Community Learning Center funded program coordinated by the University of Cincinnati in collaboration with Hughes STEM High School. AHT seeks to increase literacy and math skills, increase college entrance exam scores, and provide each student with an individual plan following high school by embedding these components through after-hours programming.
Hughes STEM High School is located across the street from the University of Cincinnati at 2515 Clifton Ave, and specializes in technology education, with pathways in engineering, health and bioscience, software development, and plant and animal sciences. As a Cincinnati Public School, they serve 7-12th grade students. In the 2013-2014 school year, the Ohio Department of Education identified 85% of the student population as economically disadvantaged and the school reported a 70% graduation rate.