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Empire State After-School Program

Empire After School Program

2023-2024 School Online Registration

 *Registration is now open for new applications and will close December 13th.*

2023-2024 Online Application (English)
En Espanol

Transportation will be available for scholars participating in the Empire Program, but may be limited. 
Reminder: The anticipated start date for Empire programming is January 2nd*



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 high-schools will offer programs in-person on Tuesday and Thursday for 1.5 hours each day. Middle-schools will offer programming on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday for 1 hour each week. 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. Start dates for the program are still tentative though the anticipated date is October 26. If this date changes, information will be provided as soon as possible.

For the 2023 - 2024 school year, the Empire State After-School Program will offer three sessions: 

★ Fall Session: October 26, 2023 - December 14, 2024

★ Winter Session: January 2, 2024 - February 8, 2024

★ Spring Session: Spring Session: February 27, 2024 - March 21, 2024 and April 9, 2024 - May 23, 2024

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

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 their 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

2023-2024 Online Application   | En Espanol


What Programs Are Being Offered During the 2023-24 School Year?

NFA Main Campus  

Tuesday/Thursday 2:20 PM - 3:50 PM

Academic and Cultural Awareness                     (support for ENL/ELL scholars)
Seal of Biliteracy - Spanish/Italian
School Beautification (e.g., murals,                      community service projects)
Academic Enrichment - Math/Science                  (Science Tuesday/Math Thursday)
Empowered Girls Program
B.R.O.S. (Building Resilient Optimistic                Scholars)
Swimming (Spring Only*)
Empire Book Club
Seal of Civic Readiness
Basic Life Skills Cooking
The Wonderful World of Woodwork

NFA North

Tuesday/Thursday 2:20 PM - 3:50 PM

Computer Science, Coding, Robotics
Yoga and Mindfulness
E-Sports Gaming
Academic Enrichment (ex: Math, Social                    Studies, Science)
Empire: Volleyball
Acting & Theatre

NFA West

Tuesday/Thursday 2:20 PM - 3:50 PM 

E-Sports Program
Academic Enrichment Split

Heritage Middle School 

 Tues., Wed. & Thurs. 2:15 PM - 3:15 PM

Intramural Sports (Team Challenge)
SEL through Crocheting and Crafts
Mindfulness and Teen Talks
Academic Enrichment (Math)
Arts & Crafts
Lego-Land Education

South Middle School

Tues., Wed. & Thurs. 2:15 PM - 3:15 PM 

Academic and Cultural Awareness (support for         ENL/ELL scholars)
Empowered Girls
B.R.O.S. (Building Resilient Optimistic Scholars)
After-School STEM/Science
Intramural Sports (Team Challenge)
Academic Enrichment - General
Dog-Reading Program

Meadow Hill

Tues., Wed. & Thurs. 3:15 PM - 4:15 PM 

Intramural Sports (Team Challenge)
Creative Writing
Social Thinking Through Literary Restoration

Temple Hill Academy

Tues., Wed. & Thurs. 3:15 PM - 4:15 PM 

7th Grade Film and Fiction
8th Grade Film and Fiction
Girls Running and Weights
Dungeons & Dragons
Intramural Sports (Team Challenge)






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