|1. After School-Extended Learning Time
The function of Extended Learning Time is to provide additional help to students in order to prepare students for PARCC and to familiarize them with test-taking strategies through the use of supplemental activities and materials. Among the programs offered as part of ELT are:
|2. MVOL (My Very Own Library)|
|3. CLI (Children’s Literacy Initiative)
The Children’s Literacy Initiative is a non-profit organization that assists teachers of grades K-1 in developing students’ positive connection with reading, writing, and quality literature. The major goal is to prevent illiteracy by intervening during the early years at school. The CLI staff conducts training workshops, offers parent outreach workshops and coaches teachers one-on-one. An intensive summer institute focuses on providing a balanced literacy program and classrooms are stocked with literature and literacy materials to support this goal. Children are encouraged to travel from center to center exploring the variety of experiences available to them.
|4. Instrumental Music
The instrumental teacher has the responsibility of guiding the development of students in the attainment of specific musical skills. The product of the effort are young musicians who demonstrate musical proficiency as a soloist or part of an instrumental ensemble which is recognized throughout the NPS. The orchestra performs at all special assembly and PTO meetings. Holiday and graduation performances are an integral component of these assemblies.
|5. VIP (Very Important Parents)
The parent academy consists of parent volunteers who are involved with various school activities. The parents provide support for our teachers and students. They volunteer to assist teachers in the cafeteria and on the playground and perform other duties as needed. They serve as a valuable resource to Abington Avenue students and staff.
|6. SST (Student Support Team)
The Pupil Resource Committee is a school-based problem-solving group made up of teachers, support staff and administrators. Its purpose is to assist teachers in developing strategies for working with regular education students with learning and/or behavior problems. The committee seeks creative ways to increase the use of regular education resources to provide necessary interventions. Members of the PRC function collaboratively, capitalizing on the strengths of each individual to enhance the total skills of the team.
|7. STEM Lab-Math
The Synergistic Technology Lab is designed to help sixth, seventh, and eighth grade students use what they have learned in the classroom and put it into practice in a meaningful way. There are nine modules/stations set up in the lab. Students work in pairs to complete their assignments. In the area of math, students work on simulated situations dealing with money management, robotics, engineering and flight technology. In the area of science, students work with electricity, applied physics and maintaining a healthy heart. In language students work on audio broadcasting and other modules.Working in pairs makes each student dependent on their partner just like in the workplace. Students become responsible for their own learning. This is accomplished by insuring all modules are organized so that the focus of control stays with the student. They maintain their own records, manage their own test taking and are made responsible for their own behavior. The teacher is a facilitator of student learning, a resource and advisor to students. Students have fun putting all the principles they learn in class to work in the lab.
| 8. Saturday Institute – Extracurricular Activities & Clubs