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Empire State After-School Program



Empire After School Program 

Empire State After-school Program Synopsis 

On September 13, 2017, the Newburgh Enlarged City School District was selected to receive a $7,080,000 ($1,416,000 annually) over a five- year period for the Empire State Afterschool Program.  Year 1 Commencing September 1 and ending August 31st of each year, the Empire State After-School Program funding will serve 1,000 secondary school students attending the following schools: Temple Hill Academy, Heritage Middle School, Meadow Hill Global Explorations Magnet School, South Middle School, Newburgh Free Academy Main, Newburgh Free Academy West and Newburgh Free Academy North.

The district will partner with various agencies to provide mentoring for at-risk teens, writing and literacy skills improvement, STEM activities, dance, visual arts, music, and theatre during the school year, spring break and summer

The proposed program will embrace the philosophies of the Office of Child and Family Services to serve disconnected/high-need youth, promote racial equity and cultural competence and help reduce the disproportionate minority representation in the child welfare and juvenile just systems. Services and activities will focus on: (1) improving social, emotional, academic and vocational competencies of school-age children and youth; (2) reducing such negative behaviors as bullying, violence, school suspensions and absences; and (3) providing parents with a safe after-school environment for their children.

Project Lead The Way

Project Lead The Way provides activity-, project-, and problem-based (APB) instructional design centered on hands-on, real-world activities, projects, and problems that help students understand how the knowledge and skills they develop in the classroom may be applied in everyday life. The APB approach scaffolds student learning through structured activities and projects that empower students to become independent in the classroom and help them build skill sets to apply to an open-ended design problem.

 

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Available to Students at the
Following Schools

 Meadow Hill School

 Heritage Middle School

 South Middle School

 NFA Main Campus

 NFA North Campus

 NFA West Campus

 

COURSE CATALOG

 Course Catalog is subject to change. Click on the grade level below for list of courses.

APP CREATOR - EMP 001
In this Project Lead The Way (PLTW) course, scholars will be introduced to the field of computer science and the concepts of computational thinking, through the creation of mobile apps. Scholars will be challenged to be creative and innovative, as they collaboratively design and develop mobile solutions to engaging, authentic problems. Scholars will experience the positive impact of the application of computer science to society as well as other disciplines, particularly biomedical science.
Days and Dates: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays 1/16/18 – 6/31/18
Location and Time: THA 3:15 – 4:15, MH GEMS 3:15 – 4:15, SMS 2:15 – 3:00
Enrollment: 30 students, 2 teachers

COMPUTER SCIENCE FOR INNOVATORS AND MAKERS - EMP 002
In this Project Lead The Way course, scholars will learn about programming for the physical world by blending hardware design and software development, allowing students to discover computer science concepts and skills by creating personally relevant, tangible, and shareable projects.
Days and Dates: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays 1/16/18 – 6/31/18
Location and Time: THA 3:15 – 4:15, MH GEMS 3:15 – 4:15, SMS 2:15 – 3:15
Enrollment: 30 students, 2 teachers

MONEY MOVES - EMP 003
In this financial literacy course, scholars will learn all about money. Scholars know that money is fun to get and spend. But if they learn some money basics, they’ll have more options. This will help them start saving and boosting their earning power.
Days and Dates: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays 1/16/18 – 6/31/18
Location and Time: MH GEMS 3:15 – 4:15, SMS 2:15 – 3:15
Enrollment: 15 students, 1 teacher

MURAL DESIGN - EMP 005
Scholars will design, map out and paint original murals to enhance their school environment. Instruction in design, grid enlargement, painting techniques, and project planning will be provided during this program.
Days and Dates: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 1/16/18 – 6/31/18
Location and Time: MH GEMS 3:15 – 4:15
Enrollment: 15 students, 1 teacher

ACTING - AC 101
Scholars will develop a wide repertoire of work using theater games, improvisation, monologues and scene study. Through the exploration and study of voice and diction, improvisation, movement and ensemble work, students develop a strong skill set that will prepare them for college admission and a professional career in the industry.
Days and Dates: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 1/16/18 – 6/31/18
Location and Time: MH GEMS 3:15 – 4:15
Enrollment: 15 students, 1 teacher

GROUP GUITAR - GG 101
An introduction to the acoustic guitar. Students will learn basic chords, notation, tablature and popular songs from all eras and genres. The group environment lays the groundwork for learning to perform and collaborate with other musicians in front of live audiences.
Days and Dates: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 1/16/18 – 6/31/18
Location and Time: MH GEMS 3:15 – 4:15
Enrollment: 15 students, 1 teacher

VISUAL ARTS - VA 101
Students explore digital media in a state of the art digital media Mac lab. Students learn to use digital photo and film cameras and computer based graphic design software such as Adobe Photoshop, In-Design and Illustrator to create art.
Days and Dates: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 1/16/18 – 6/31/18
Location and Time: THA 3:15 – 4:15
Enrollment: 15 students, 1 teacher

THE EMPIRE DRUMLINE - EMP 006
The Empire Drumline is for the new and developing band scholar. The Drum Line will meet after school and will provide scholars of all backgrounds an opportunity to learn how to work together as a team. Scholars will study, practice and perform a wide variety of percussion literature with emphasis on the continual development of technical skills. The NECSD Drum Line will perform at many events within the school community.
Days and Dates: Wednesdays, Thursdays 1/16/18 – 6/31/18
Location and Time: THA 3:15 – 5:15, open to students from all middle schools
Enrollment: 15 students, 2 teachers

ROCK BAND - EMP 004
Rock band is a course designed for scholars who want to develop music-making skills and music literacy using primarily rock and pop music. It is an introductory level course, so no previous experience is needed; however, skills will support in-school music education instruction.
Days and Dates: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 1/16/18 – 6/31/18
Location and Time: Heritage (Music Room) 2:00 – 3:00
Enrollment: 15 students, 1 teacher

RESTORE 360 - EMP 007
Scholars will develop leadership skills and restorative approaches to improve their communities, learn how to resolve conflicts, stand up to bullying and bias, handle anger, embrace differences.
Days and Dates: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 1/16/18 – 6/31/18
Location and Time: SMS 2:15 – 3:15
Enrollment: 15 students, 1 teacher

 

SHARK TANK - EMP 012
Scholars will develop plans for their dream business, practice running their business in simulated scenarios, develop marketing for their businesses, and present their business by pitching it to the after school group in a competition for the funding for their business in "South Bucks." Scholars will learn to think critically about what it will take to really start their business, manage a budget for their business, create marketing for their business, practice audio engineering for advertising, practice video engineering for advertising, develop a website, plan an app, develop a mobile website, and practice presentation skills necessary to selling their ideas and goods.
Days and Dates: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 1/16/18 – 6/31/18
Location and Time: SMS 2:15 – 3:15
Enrollment: 15 students, 1 teacher

 

ACADEMIC ENRICHMENT - EMP 013
In this course scholars will do project-based learning and/or research-based strategies in English, Math, Science, and History. Scholars are encouraged to bring current assignments in order to make this learning experience practical.  
Days and Dates: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 1/16/18 – 6/31/18
Location and Time: MH GEMS 3:15 – 4:15
Enrollment: 15 students, 1 teacher

APP CREATOR - EMP 001
In this Project Lead The Way (PLTW) course, scholars will be introduced to the field of computer science and the concepts of computational thinking, through the creation of mobile apps. Scholars will be challenged to be creative and innovative, as they collaboratively design and develop mobile solutions to engaging, authentic problems. Scholars will experience the positive impact of the application of computer science to society as well as other disciplines, particularly biomedical science.
Days and Dates: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 1/16/18 – 6/30/18
Location and Time: NFA MAIN 2:25 – 3:25, NFA NORTH 2:25-3:25, NFA West 2:40-3:40
Enrollment: 30 students, 2 teachers

COMPUTER SCIENCE FOR INNOVATORS AND MAKERS - EMP 002
Throughout the unit, students will learn about programming for the physical world by blending hardware design and software development, allowing students to discover computer science concepts and skills by creating personally relevant, tangible, and shareable projects.
Days and Dates: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 1/16/18 – 6/31/18
Location and Time: NFA NORTH 2:25-3:25, NFA West 2:40-3:40
Enrollment: 30 students, 2 teachers

MONEY MOVES - EMP 003
In this financial literacy course, scholars will learn key elements to starting their financial lives smart and strong. This course covers school loans, saving and investing, balancing a budget, and developing strong credit.
Days and Dates: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 1/16/18 – 6/30/18
Location and Time: NFA NORTH 2:25-3:25
Enrollment: 15 students, 1 teacher

TEEN OUTREACH PROGRAM - TOP 102
In this course scholars will discuss healthy relationships, boundaries, goal setting, planning, communication, adolescent development and conflict management. Scholars will also choose, plan, and implement and individual or group service project Community Service Learning
Days and Dates: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 2/1/18 – 4/26/18
Location and Time: NFA MAIN 2:25 – 3:25
Enrollment: 15 students, 1 teacher

DREAMS TO ACTION - DA 102
The Dreams to Action Program is a transformational development program designed to enhance leadership, interpersonal, and mindfulness skills, while empowering and activating personal accountability and academic excellence. The Newburgh Dreams to Action Program is intentionally designed to help students build capacities that transform the way they see, experience, and express themselves.
Days and Dates: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, 1/16/18 – 3/14/18
Location and Time: NFA West 2:40 – 3:40
Enrollment: 30 students, 2 teachers

NETWORK LITERACY - EMP 009
In this introductory course, scholars will learn about Network Science, an emerging interdisciplinary field of study on complex networks, by connecting scholars to university research labs. Scholars will work on current network science research projects to deepen their understanding of scientific theories.
Days and Dates: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 1/16/18 – 6/30/18
Location and Time: NFA MAIN 2:25 – 3:25, open to students from all NFA Campuses
Enrollment: 15 students, 1 teacher

GRAPHIC ARTS EXPLORATION - EMP 008
Scholars will understand the elements of graphic design. read, understand and communicate in the language of graphic design, and use technology such as Photoshop, Illustrator, and Internet Explorer. Scholars will work in teams and individually on real world projects and assignments typical of the graphic design industry.
Days and Dates: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 1/16/18 – 6/30/18
Location and Time: NFA Main, Room 240, 2:25 – 3:25
Enrollment: 30 students, 2 teachers

  

DIGITAL MEDIA - EMP 010
In this course scholars will get hands-on experience with digital media software and equipment to create audio and video productions. At the conclusion of the course, scholars will present their productions to the Newburgh Enlarged City School District community.

Days and Dates: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays 1/16/18 – 6/31/18
Location and Time: NFA West 2:40 – 3:40
Enrollment: 15 students, 1 teacher

 

ACADEMIC ENRICHMENT - EMP 014
In this course scholars will do project-based learning and/or research-based strategies in English, Math, Science, and History. Scholars are encouraged to bring current assignments in order to make this learning experience practical.  
Days and Dates: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 1/16/18 – 6/30/18
Location and Time: NFA NORTH 2:25-3:25
Enrollment: 15 students, 1 teacher




 



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