• Before & After School Programs enrich and motivate students. STARS provides reading tutoring, enrichment programs are available at the elementary levels. Grades 6-12 have clubs, homework help and sports after school.
• Waldron Terrace & Nyack Center Home Work Clubs boost confidence and bolster skills while also strengthening communication between students and teachers in students’ neighborhoods.
• Center for Success is a learning center at the High School, staffed by faculty, where students can go for help with their studies.
• The Da Vinci Center is at the heart of a multi media program that promotes the most current media literacy. A state-of-the-art Mac Lab and 3D printers now support the work of Film and TV
Production, Media Communication, Computer Graphics and Engineering.
• Prevention Programs include DARE (Drug Awareness Resistance Education), led by the local police, and OCADA-sponsored clubs such as SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions)
Heroes and Cool Kids, Iron Will Kids, Positive Action and Teen Council.
• Summer Music Programs in strings and band are offered for a nominal fee to students and expand the students’ musical experiences.
• Summer Kindergarten Readiness ensures that incoming students who need the opportunity, can enter Kindergarten, ready to learn.
• Family Resource Centers offer a variety of free programs, support and work shops that engage families. PreSchool Literacy, ENL Outreach and Parent workshops connect community to schools.
• Efficacy Academy is a summer program that teaches “growth mindset” to raise self-esteem in 5th graders and prepares them for entering the middle school years.
• STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) Robotics Engineering is taught in grade K-8. STEMscopes, for K-5, provides a hands-on approach that is inquiry-based. Project Lead the Way, for K-12, focuses on engineering and projectbased problem solving to increase critical thinking.
• The Sister Schools Program at the High School is now in its 19th year of reciprocal exchanges with schools in France and Senegal. The program helps nurture respect and understanding for different cultures.
• WISE (Wise Individualized Senior Experience) provides high school seniors the opportunity to work with staff mentors on community internships or research projects allowing them to explore personal interests and careers. A daily journal and culminating oral presentation are required for credit.
• Fresh Start Alternative High School Program provides effective, comprehensive and flexible ways for students to complete courses for graduation. A smaller class size and unique physical setting provides 1-to-1 support and computer access.
• Bilingual Classes at the elementary level is piloting a way for ENL (English as a New Language) learners to succeed at an early age.
• Mentoring Opportunities with MS SOAR offer role-models for students and prevention-based support groups and activities.
• Project SEE (Student Enrichment Experiences) is a 6th grade, two-day team-building camping trip that promotes mutual respect for others.