Special Programs:

The special academic programs are standards based: Everyday Math, Balanced Literacy, AIS programs, monthly writing, hands-on science, technology - Project Smart computer and Internet linkages, extended day, Title III Intervention and Professional Development small group instruction and Project Art.

Academic Intervention Services are provided to meet the needs of all students who require additional assistance to meet the State Standards in ELA, mathematics, science and social studies. Intensive guidance and support services are provided to assist students who are experiencing affective-domain issues that are impacting their ability to achieve academically. Although the intensity of the services provided vary based on the individual needs of students, all Grade 3-5 students performing in Levels 1 and 2, and Early Childhood students deemed to be at risk (including students in special education and English Language Learners) will receive appropriately targeted services. The school has developed the following Academic Intervention Services Programs:

*Title III Program - grades 2-8
*21st Century Community Learning grant
*CPC Program (The Chinese American Planning Council)
*Math Regents Review
*Extended Day for Literacy/Math - grades 3-8

Title III Program - An afternoon program for students in grades 2,3,4,5,6,7,& 8. The program will be held on Thursdays and Fridays from 2:45 p.m - 4: 45 p.m.
This program will focus on skills and strategies in both English Language Arts and Mathematics needed for the sucess of our students on the NYSESLAT ( NYS English as a Second Language Achievement Test), Statewide, Citywide exams, as well as classroom assessments.
All ELL students will be taking state and city exams and we want to ensure good grades. These classes will help eliminate the stress and anxiety, children may feel because they will be confident and prepared.We are therefore extending this invitation to your child. All ELL students in grades 2,3,4,5,6,7, & 8 are encourged to participate in this Title III Program. We look forward to serving your child.
Please be advised that all students in Title III program will be dismissed at 4:45 p.m.unless they participate in the CPC after school program.

21st Century Community Learning Center Grant - P.S. 209 has been awarded this grant that supports the creation of an after- school community learning center that will provide academic enrichment and recreation opportunities for your child during non school hours including Saturdays at no cost. The program helps students in core academic subjects, offers students a variety of enrichment activities and offers workshops and other educational services to the families of participating children. A select group of community based organizations, including Leadership and Counseling in schools together with the Brooklyn Arts Council (BAC) will collaborate with us to offer this program. These organizations will offer students a variety of after-school clubs focused on the arts, development of life skills, commuinty outreach, and cultural enrichment. In addition members of our staff will provide acadamic enrichment and support, to students in the program, making sure that your child has the best chance of succeeding during these important years in his or her academic career.We recognize the importance of having our families engaged and will be offering opportunities for parents to participate in programming created especially to meet the needs of our school and the families who make up our community. Parent activities and workshops will be provided by counseling in the schools.

CPC Program (The Chinese American Planning Council) -This is a special program that accommodates our children in Kindergarten through Eight Grade and at a low cost to our parents. The cost of the program is
$ 400.00 and a $30.00 registration fee . The program runs for five months (Sept. 2012 - Jan. 2013) and it can can be offered again from February 2012 through June 2013 and a payment schedule can be set if necessary.
This program will take place from Monday through Friday  between 2:45 pm  and 5:45 pm. The CPC program offers Homework help, Games & Academic enrichment, Arts & Crafts, Cutlture- Language  as well as Recreational and Physical Activities. We are looking forward to welcoming your child in this great program.

Math Regents Review - Is a very special program offered to our students taking the Math Regents Exam. This is a review class held on Saturdays and offers academic regents enrichment to help your child succeed in taking the Math Regents.
We hope that you and your child will take full advantage of this wonderful opportunity. we look forward to welcoming your child to the Saturday Math Regents Review Class.

Extended Day for Literacy/Math - The extended day program offers small group and individualized instruction to ensure at-risk students ' attainment of the State ELA and Math performance standards. During this additional time, varied instructional strategies and techniques are employed to meet students' learning needs The balanced literacy approach to reading includes read-aloud's, shared reading, guided reading and independent reading. The writing process is an integral component to the reading process. The regular school day programs are thereby uninterrupted as the children's learning opportunities are enhanced.

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