Free Academic Tutoring Available: Understanding Supplemental Educational Services (SES)

Supplemental Educational Services are research-based tutorial programs designed to increase the academic achievement of students on state tests. These programs include before and after school tutorial assistance in reading, language arts, science, social studies, and/or mathematics. They may be offered through public or private sector providers that are approved by the state. Such agencies include public schools (including charter schools), private schools, educational service agencies, faith-based organizations and institutions of higher learning. Students from low-income families who attend Title I schools that fail to make Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) for three or more consecutive years, and are in the 2nd year of needs improvement, are eligible to receive Supplemental Educational Services. Supplemental Educational Services must be provided outside of the regular school day.

Local education agencies pay for all services rendered to students. The school district initiates a contractual agreement with SES providers based on the number of students requesting services. Providers invoice the school district on a monthly basis according to the hourly rate and hours served for that month. Parents MUST sign off on a monthly attendance sheet verifying hours submitted by the provider before any funds are released for payment. Parents should NOT sign attendance forms until after the services have been rendered. These services are FREE to parents.

The school district will pay up to $ 1,536 per child for the 2011-2012 school year. This per pupil amount (PPA) varies from year to year and is based on the census data from the previous year. Once a child reaches the maximum amount of funds, services will no longer be rendered to that child.

Enrollment Periods

2011-2012 SES Enrollment Periods

Round One:

August 31, 2011-September 29, 2011

(Tentative tutorial start date is late October 2011)

Round Two:

December 8, 2011 – January 23, 2012

(Tentative tutorial start date is late January 2012)

Atlanta Public Schools SES Contact Person:

Mary Shepherd, Education Specialist, Atlanta Public Schools Center for Learning and Leadership

Office Number: (404) 802-2735

Email Address: mshepherd@atlanta.k12.ga.us

Eligible Schools

Carver School of Technology

Crim Open Campus

Douglass High School

Forrest Hill Academy

Hutchinson Elementary School

Harper- Archer Middle School

Hillside Conant School Non-Traditional School

Maynard Jackson High School

North Atlanta High School

South Atlanta School of Computer Animation and Design

South Atlanta School of Law and Social Justice

Therrell School of Health, Science and Research

Therrell School of Law, Government and Public Policy

Therrell School of Technology, Engineering, Math and Science (STEMS)

Washington Senior Academy

There are 106 State-Approved Providers available.  Apply today.

For more information, visit the APS website at atlantapublicschools.us or contact Mary Shepherd, Education Specialist at 404-802-2735.

 

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