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Empire State After-School Program Registration Now Available!

Hello Empire Scholars! We miss you and can’t wait to begin our program!

The Empire State After-School Program offers scholars enrichment and academic opportunities, including the chance to work with and talk to teachers and peers in a small group setting. The program provides opportunities for scholars to learn a new skill or engage in a new activity based on their interests. The program also provides academic enrichment and programs, activities, and services to enhance the growth and development of our scholars and families. The program focuses on the academic improvement, social and emotional learning, enrichment opportunities, and the health and well-being of our secondary scholars.

Empire is available to scholars in grades 6 - 12 attending the following schools: Meadow Hill Global Explorations Magnet School, Temple Hill Academy, Heritage Middle School, South Middle School, Newburgh Free Academy Main, Newburgh Free Academy North, and Newburgh Free Academy West. 

Unfortunately, due to the national bus driver shortage, transportation for scholars participating in Empire is currently unavailable. In-person programming for scholars who have their own transportation is anticipated to begin on November 16, 2021. If this date changes for any building, information will be provided as soon as possible. Information regarding a virtual option for scholars who rely on transportation will be provided once if it is approved by the grant and the district.

Currently, all secondary schools will offer programs in-person on Tuesday and Thursday for 1.5 hours each day. In-person programs will begin immediately after regular dismissal time and an after school snack will be available.

Virtual programming options, including academic enrichment, may be offered in the future. Virtual programs (if approved) will begin one hour after regular dismissal time to allow for all scholars to leave campus and have the opportunity to participate. 


For the 2021 - 2022 school year, the Empire State After-School Program will offer three sessions:

★ Fall Session: November 16, 2021 - December 16, 2021

★ Winter Session: January 11, 2021 - February 10, 2022

★ Spring Session: March 1, 2022 - March 31, 2022 and April 19, 2022 - May 26, 2022


There also may be opportunities for programs on Saturdays, including Regents Review sessions and enrichment programs.


Thank you so much for your interest and for taking the time to apply to the Empire State After-School Program.

kelli sciarra | Empire State After-School Program Grant Facilitator | ksciarra@necsd.net


Empire State After-School Program Application Form for Scholars (in English)

Empire State After-School Program Application Form for Scholars (in Spanish)


More information and a full list of programs can be found here.

ATTENTION: Are your scholars or colleagues doing something great? Please contact the district Communications Team at communications@necsd.net. We’d love to visit your class or event and/or post your pictures and recap to highlight the amazing accomplishments throughout our district!

Date: 2021-10-29 06:36:54 AM


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