We are so excited to announce the inception of a new after-school program that assists students who are struggling with homework completion. Through the generosity of the Chelsea Education Foundation, Beach Middle School is able to provide this opportunity.
The program is coordinated by Chelsea Raupp, a Chelsea native and paraprofessional at Beach Middle School. During this hour-long session, students review their grades and identify missing assignments to be completed. Students are provided a snack, support, and a safe, quiet environment to complete their work.
In order to be eligible for the program, teams of teachers evaluate their rosters to identify students that are falling behind in work completion. The team then reaches out to the student and their parents. With parental consent given and transportation organized, the student will show up in the media center on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays until all of the work is made up.
We make a point to explain to participants that the after-school program is not a punitive measure, meant to humiliate or discipline students; rather, the program is here as an additional support to those that need it. If you feel like your student would be a good candidate for the program, please discuss this with your student's team of teachers, as there are additional parameters that the student has to meet in order to qualify.
As always, we strive to do what is best for students, and feel confident and excited that the after-school program will be a step in that direction.