ADJUSTING to life in school can be quite a challenge. Even the best student struggle throughout theseyears of change. Students with academic challenges can find their journey through school completelyoverwhelming. The mission of the After School Tutoring Program (ASTP) at New Rising StarMissionary Baptist Church is to help students succeed in school providing a free, supervised, andtutoring program for struggling students in our community. In order to accomplish our mission, werecruit and train volunteers to assist participating students with homework completion that will enablethem to improve their grades, become better learners and ultimately raise their self‐esteem.
ASTP is a program offered without regard to race, color, religion, gender, or national origin. The entireprogram is to be consistent with and considered part of the overall Christian mission of New Rising StarMissionary Baptist Church. Students who are not members of the congregation will not be coerced tojoin our congregation. However, they and their families are welcome to join any activities of ourcongregation’s life and mission.
ENROLLMENT POLICIES AND PROCEDURESWHO CAN ENROLL: Enrollment is open to any student in need of homework help in core curriculumsubjects, must bring teacher‐directed assignments with clear expectations. We will consider exceptionsto this policy on a case‐by‐case basis.
HOW TO ENROLL: Submit student applications directly to the After School Tutoring Program at NewRising Star Missionary Baptist Church. Enrollment begins the first day of program, February 5, 2018. Wefill all openings based on a first come, first served basis.
PARTCIPATION REQUIREMENTS & GUIDELINES
REPORT CARDS: In order to evaluate the effectiveness of ASTP on individual student’s academicperformance and the overall impact of the program, parents or guardians must provide the following:A copy of each quarter’s academic record or report card.
PARTICIPATION REQUIREMENTS & GUIDELINES CONTINUEDARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE:
Students may walk, ride bikes, use private, school or public transportation to the program.
When departing, the parent or other authorized adult must come into the building to pick uphis/her student. Students will wait at their tables until their rides arrive.If a person other than the parent or legal guardian is to pick up the student, the parent orguardian must fill out an authorization form listing the name of the authorized person and aphone number where he/she can be reached.
Students may walk or ride their bikes home only with prior written permission form their parentor guardian. (We strongly encourage parents, if all possible to provide transportation for theirchildren when weather conditions are poor and during winter months when it is dark by 5:30PM.)
Parents must pick up their students between 7:15 PM and 7:30 PM or make arrangementsahead of time. Consistent late pick‐ups may be a cause for dismissal.
INJURY, ILLNESS AND MEDICATION:In a medical emergency, 911 will be called and the parent or legal guardian will be notifiedimmediately. At the time of enrollment, the parent or guardian must sign a release formauthorizing the center to seek medical treatment for the student.When ill, the student should not attend the program. If he/she becomes ill at the program, wewill call the parent or guardian to pick up the student.
BEHAVIORAL EXPECTATIONS: Positive discipline methods are integral to the program. In order toparticipate, students must understand and sign an agreement stating guideline for behavior. We useproblem solving strategies listed in the agreement to help students handle any issues involving them.Repeated occurrence of inappropriate behavior may be cause for dismissal.