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Empire State After-School Program



Empire After School Program 

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

The Empire State After-School Program offers enrichment and academic opportunities for middle and high school students in an after school setting within the Newburgh Enlarged City School District.  

The program offers scholars the opportunity 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, and the health and well-being of the community we serve.   

It 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.  

All schools will offer programs on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Traditional face-to-face programming offerings will be adapted to a virtual setting for the foreseeable future. 

For the 2020 - 2021 school year, the Empire State After-School Program will offer two sessions:

★ Winter Session: Fully Virtual beginning approximately on February 25, 2021

★ Spring Session: TBD (virtual or in person) beginning approximately on April 6, 2021 

Virtual programs will begin one hour after regular dismissal time to allow for all scholars to have the opportunity to participate. In-person programs will begin (when and if possible) immediately after regular dismissal time. Transportation and an after school snack will be available for the in-person programming only. 

The application for the Empire State After-School Program includes demographic information; information regarding policies and procedures, including selection policy, attendance policy, transportation information, behavior and discipline policies; and program offerings at each campus and an opportunity for scholars to select his/her top three program choices. There will also be field trips (currently virtual) and guest speakers offered through the program.  

Please answer all of the applicable questions so we can work to provide a successful program for our scholars. Section 1 must be completed for all scholars (regardless of school and grade level). To apply for a specific program, please go to the appropriate section for your school. 

Placement in a program is based on enrollment, the availability of required staff and appropriate funding. Program registration will be filled on a first come, first serve basis. If your child is enrolled in the program, you will receive a welcome letter and additional information. Submitting the application does NOT guarantee placement in the program.  

Empire State After-School Program Application Form 

If we are able to pivot to in-person after-school programming, updated information will be provided as soon as it is available. 

 

What Programs Are Being Offered?

 Most scholars will register for programs offered at their current school. 

However, scholars may also register for a program outside their current school due to the virtual setting of the program.  Examples: If you are a scholar that attends South Middle school and would like to participate in Drumline, which is offered at Meadow Hill, select Meadow Hill to register for Drumline. OR If you are a scholar that attends Newburgh Free Academy North and would like to participate in the Seal of Biliteracy, which is offered at Newburgh Free Academy Main, select Newburgh Free Academy Main to register for the Seal of Biliteracy program. 

 

Heritage Middle School

The following are the tentative academic and enrichment programs to be offered at Heritage MS:
★ Academic and Cultural Awareness (support for ENL/ELL scholars)
★ Inclusive Academic Achievement (support for Exceptional Learners)
★ Fitness, Health, and Wellness
★ Heritage Book Club
★ Computer Science, Coding, and Robotics
★ Mindfulness and Teen Talks
★ Heritage E-Games Club
★ Academic Enrichment

 

Meadow Hill GEMS

At Meadow Hill, scholars will have the opportunity to engage in academic support activities on Wednesdays. On Tuesdays and Thursdays, scholars will have a choice of the enrichment activity to participate in. 

The following are the tentative enrichment and academic programs to be offered at Meadow Hill:
★ Drumline
★ Painting and Drawing 
★ Introduction to Theater
★ Health and Fitness
★ It Starts with You
★ Digital Journalism
★ Academic Enrichment

 

Temple Hill Academy

The following are the tentative enrichment and academic programs to be offered at Temple Hill:
★ Academic and Cultural Awareness (support for ENL/ELL scholars)
★ Film & Fiction for 7th Grade Scholars
★ Film & Fiction for 8th Grade Scholars
★ Fitness, Health, and Fitness
★ Mood and Motion
★ Academic Enrichment

 

South Middle School

The following are the tentative enrichment and academic programs to be offered at South MS:
★ Academic and Cultural Awareness (support for ENL/ELL scholars)
★ Inclusive Academic Achievement (support for Exceptional Learners)
★ Virtual Science Experiments
★ Fitness, Health, and Fitness
★ Computer Science, Coding, and Robotics
★ Mindfulness and Teen Talks
★ Teen Outreach Program (TOP) in collaboration with Maternal Infant Services (MiSN)
★ Making Proud Choices in collaboration with MiSN
★ Dance classes in collaboration with Boys & Girls Club of Newburgh
★ Academic Enrichment

  

Newburgh Free Academy Main

The following are the tentative enrichment and academic programs to be offered at NFA Main:
★ Academic and Cultural Awareness (support for ENL/ELL scholars)
★ Inclusive Academic Achievement (support for Exceptional Learners)
★ Fitness, Health, and Fitness
★ Seal of Biliteracy Program
★ Empowered Girls Leadership Program
★ Music Technology and Sound Recording
★ Academic Enrichment

 

Newburgh Free Academy North

At NFA North, scholars will have the opportunity to engage in academic support activities on Tuesday and Thursday. On Wednesdays, scholars will have a choice of the enrichment activity to participate in.  

The following are the tentative enrichment and academic programs to be offered at NFA North:
★ Academic and Cultural Awareness (support for ENL/ELL scholars)
★ Inclusive Academic Achievement (support for Exceptional Learners)
★ Academic Enrichment
★ Fitness, Health, and Wellness Program with Health Occupations of America (HOSA) Program
★ Urban Agriculture
★ Computer Science, Coding, and Robotics
★ E-Sports Gaming Program
★ Mindfulness and Teen Talks 

 

Newburgh Free Academy West 

The following are the tentative enrichment and academic programs to be offered at NFA West:
★ Academic and Cultural Awareness (support for ENL/ELL scholars)
★ Yoga, Wellness, Reading, and Writing
★ Mindfulness and Teen Talks
★ Digital Photography and Visual Arts
★ Creative Movement and Dance
★ Academic Enrichment

 



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