1. Public/Private Partnerships
Programs are operated in public schools by
in collaboration with public schools.
2. Regular Attendance
Programs operate three hours a day, every day
school is in session. It is expected that children
will attend everyday.New Jersey After 3 programs are
not designed to be drop-in programs.
3. Significant Size
Programs are open to every student in grades K
to 8 attending the school. A typical program
will serve about 200 students or between 30%
and 40% of the total school population.
4. Comprehensive Programming
Programs offer a comprehensive and balanced
set of activities including academic support
and enrichment, visual and performing arts, sports,
and community service.
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5. Alignment with School Day
Activities are aligned with the academic standards
of the school, in order to complement, but not
duplicate school day instruction.
6. Rich & Diverse Staffing
Programs are staffed by a full-time, year round
site coordinator who works at the school,
and a mix of other staff including parents, college
students, teaching artists, youth workers as well as certified teachers and other school staff.
7. Low Student/Adult Ratio
Programs should have a 1:10 adult to student
staffing ratio for grades K-6 and 1:12 adult to
student staffing ratio for grades 7 and 8.
8. Family Involvement
Programs engage parents and family in all aspects
of their operations.
Annual program costs are expected to cost
between $1,000 and $1,500 per student
and grantee must demonstrate support through
commitment of matching funds.