Objective: To provide for the students the additional learning needed to improve scholastic performance and increase the number of students passing state mandated tests.

Schedule: The After School Program for Kindergarten to 4th grade is conducted in the Elementary School Monday through Friday from 2:30 to 5:30 P.M.

Curriculum: The students are divided into teams and rotated through the prescribed activity periods. Immediately upon convening, the students are given a snack and drinks to revive them after a day of schooling. Conferences between the director and the students' teachers identify areas in need of improvement. The students are rotated through tutoring sessions conducted by certified teachers and supervised by the director and professional staff. The focus is on homework and other work identified by the class room teacher. The students are rotated through a computer training period, a supervised play period, and art or music enrichment.

Evaluation: As of June 2017, among HCS students who enrolled in college, 89% participated in the after-school program; only 14% of the students who did not go to college were participants of the HCEF program, indicating the program is highly successful in promoting college awareness and preparation. Of those who both participated in HCEF and went to college, 94% completed or are still enrolled in college.

Funding: In 2017, HCEF was awarded a Round 7 21st Century Learning Center Grant to operate the programs for 3 hours per day, 5 days a week..

Objective: To improve the performance of the participating students in their studies, bring them up to grade level in math, reading, and science and to improve their performance in the state mandated tests. Ultimately, the objective is to make school a more pleasant experience that will encourage them to stay in school, graduate, and go on to college.

Schedule: The After School Program is conducted in the Hancock Middle School from 2:30 PM until 5:30 PM on Monday through Friday.

Director: The 5-9th After School Director is Tina Appley. Tina has worked at the after school program since 2008 and has completed her New York State School Age Care Credential from After School Works New York, a Membership Association for the after school professionals in New York State. This certification is a testament to her professionalism and dedication while providing high quality services in School Age Care here in New York State.

Curriculum: The students are divided into teams and rotated through the prescribed activity periods. Immediately upon convening, the students are given a snack and drinks to revive them after a day of schooling. Conferences between the director and the students' teachers identify areas in need of improvement. The students are rotated through tutoring sessions conducted by certified teachers and supervised by the director and professional staff. The focus is on homework and other work identified by the class room teacher. The students are rotated through a computer training period, a supervised play period, and art or music enrichment.

Funding: In 2017, HCEF was awared a Round 7 21st Century Learning Center Grant to operate the programs for 3 hours per day, 5 days a week..

Objective: The summer enrichment program is a four-week program designed to eliminate summer learning lss and help close the academic achievement gap for children who participate. Students will be ready to learn when they return to school in September. The program offers daily activities and a weekly enrichment trip that is aligned with the urriculum.

Research shows that students typically score lower on standardized tests at the summer of vacation than they do on the same tests at the beginning of summer.

Contact: Program Director, Tina Appley

Phone: (607) 637-1388

Objective: The Family Learning Center provides an opportunity for parents and students to share the learning experience so that the family will be united in the effort to educate students, parents, and adults of the Hancock community. Programs and activities are provided that encourage parental and community involvement in the educatoin of our students. Programs are held at different times throughout the year at a variety of venues including the library, public school, churches, and community sites.

Programs cover adult health, family literacy, physical fitness, computers, the Internet, protecting children from Internet abuses, and acadmeic education of adults and children.

Contact: Program Director, Randi Appley

Phone: (607) 637-3944