Empire State After-School Program
Hello Empire Scholars! We miss you and can’t wait to begin our program in 2021!
The Empire State After-School Program offers academic and enrichment opportunities for middle and high school scholars in an after-school setting within the Newburgh Enlarged City School District.
One thing is certain about the upcoming 2020 – 2021 school year, remote instruction will very much be a part of how scholars receive an education and engage in after-school programs, extracurricular activities, and family and community events. It will be vital to continue to provide academic and enrichment programs for scholars that continue to grant access for all students, nurture online interaction and engagement, and support collaboration among educators and leaders to provide after-school programs for our scholars in these unprecedented times.
Each secondary building--NFA Main, NFA North, NFA West, Heritage Middle, South Middle, Meadow Hill, and Temple Hill--will offer scholars after school programs that provide enrichment opportunities infused with academic and social-emotional learning to support the whole scholar.
Learning goals for NECSD scholars always include high-quality instruction and authentic learning experiences, whether we are face-to-face with scholars or working in a virtual environment. NECSD will provide materials to scholars at home (as necessary) and scholars will engage in both synchronous and asynchronous experiences. We also will provide virtual dance and art classes with NECSD staff and Boys and Girls Club of Newburgh artists. We are also collaborating with Maternal Infant Services (MiSN) to provide Girls’ Circles and Podcasting programs. NECSD staff are also excited about creating virtual field trip experiences for our scholars. Social emotional learning (SEL) programs for our scholars will also be incorporated into programs.
Be on the lookout for an interest survey for scholars and families and registration information in 2021!