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Empire State After-School Program



Empire After School Program

2022-2023 School Online Registration

2022-2023 Online Application (English)

En Espanol

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UPDATE - NOVEMBER 29, 2022Busing will be limited but available to ALL Empire program students that require it starting December 6th. Please be advised that the following schools are moving to a ONE HOUR Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday schedule starting December 6th. This is in response to the number of students who need busing to be able to attend the program. 

South Middle School:       2:15PM-3:15PM
Heritage Middle School:   2:15PM-3:15PM
Temple Hill Academy:       3:15PM-4:15PM
Meadow Hill Academy:     3:15PM-4:15PM

Please be advised that if a student is being picked up from the program you must arrive at least 10-15 minutes before dismissal time. Should a student not have someone to pick them up they may be placed on a bus. We are excited to provide busing opportunities and look forward to seeing you all soon!


 The Empire State After-School Program offers enrichment and academic opportunities for middle and high school scholars 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, 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. 

All secondary schools will offer programs in-person on Tuesday and Thursday for 1.5 hours each day. Virtual programming options, including academic enrichment, may be offered in the future. There also may be opportunities for programs on Saturdays, including Regents Review sessions and enrichment programs. 

Transportation will be available for scholars participating in the Empire Program, but it is estimated that busing will not be available for the program until December 6th. This busing is limited and pick-up is highly recommended. Busing will currently run only until March 31st. If this changes an update will go out. Start dates for the program are still tentative though the anticipated date is November 15th. If this date changes, information will be provided as soon as possible. 

For the 2022 - 2023 school year, the Empire State After-School Program will offer three sessions: 

★ Fall Session: November 15, 2022 - December 15, 2022
★ Winter Session: January 10, 2023 - February 9, 2023
★ Spring Session: February 28, 2023 - March 30, 2023 and April 18, 2023 - May 25, 2023 

In-person programs will begin immediately after regular dismissal time and an after school snack will be available. 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. 

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 anticipated program offerings at each campus and an opportunity for scholars to select his/her top program choices. There also may be field trips 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 placement will be filled on a first come, first serve basis. If your scholar is enrolled in the program, you will receive a welcome email and additional information. Submitting the application does NOT guarantee placement in the program. 

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

Gerald Ortiz | Empire State After-School Program Grant Facilitator | gortiz@necsd.net

Empire State After-School Program Application Form  | En Espanol

 

What Programs Are Being Offered During the 2022-23 School Year?

(All programs begin November 15 unless otherwise stated)

NFA Main Campus 

Tuesday & Thursday 2:20-3:50PM    

Tentative Programs
• School Beautification
• B.R.O.S. (Building Resilient Optimistic
     Scholars)
• Empowered Girls Program
• Seal of Biliteracy - Spanish
• SAT Prep & College Workshop
(Nov. 29)
• Academic Enrichment -Science
• Academic Enrichment - Math
• Academic Enrichment - English
(Late Dec.)
• Reach for the Stars - Planetarium
(Nov. 29)
• Cooking through the USA - 50 states dishes
      
(Nov. 29)

NFA North

 Tuesday & Thursday 2:20-3:50PM    

Tentative Programs
• Computer Science, Coding, and Robotics
• E-Sports Program
• SAT Prep & College Workshop
• Academic Enrichment

Saturdays 8:00-11:00AM    
• Saturday Rock the Regents
    
   (Dates: Nov. 19 / Dec. 3, 10, 17 /
        Jan. 7, 14,
 21 (8-12:00PM)) 

NFA West

Tuesday & Thursday 2:20-3:50PM    

Tentative Programs
• Yoga & Mindfulness
• Mindfulness & Teen Talks
• Health & Fitness
• E-Sports Program (Nov 29)
• Academic Enrichment - Math
• Academic Enrichment - Science

Heritage Middle School 

Tuesday & Thursday 2:15-3:45PM

Tentative Programs
• Forensics - (November 29)
• SEL With Magic! - SEL through Crocheting
• GLOW UP
• Intramural Sports & Group Games
• Mindfulness & Teen Talks
• Academic Enrichment - Math
• Academic Enrichment - Science (Late Dec)
• Academic Enrichment - English (Late Dec)

South Middle School

Tuesday & Thursday 2:15-3:45PM 

Tentative Programs
• Academic and Cultural Awareness
• After-School STEM
• Intramural Sports & Group Games
• Empowered Girls Program (November 29)
• B.R.O.S. (Building Resilient Optimistic
     Scholars)

• Academic Enrichment Science
• Academic Enrichment Multi-Subject (Late Dec)

Meadow Hill

Tuesday & Thursday 3:15-4:45PM   

Tentative Programs
• Steel Pan
• Fitness, Health, and Wellness
• Introduction to Dance
• Social Thinking through Literacy and 
     Restorative Practices

• Fundamentals of Cooking & Baking
• Intramural Sports and Group Games

Temple Hill Academy

Tuesday & Thursday 3:15-4:45PM  

Tentative Programs
• Film & Fiction for 7th Grade Scholars
• Film & Fiction for 8th Grade Scholars
• Girls Running & Weight Training
• Drumline
• Step Team
(Late December)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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