5th Grade After School Program
In 2018, Carver expanded after-school enrichment services to 5th grade students attending Brookside and Tracey Elementary Schools (Norwalk Public Schools) and Carver plans to provide a Summer Transition Program for those students who will be entering Roton and West Rocks Middle Schools in the fall.
Carver’s after-school personalized learning model compliments regular school day learning for 5th grade students with certified teachers from their respective schools and other professionals delivering Literacy, Math, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Science, enrichment, recreation and wellness programming through structured activities that have been proven by Carver to achieve significant academic improvement. Carver offers parents literacy, technology classes and related educational opportunities and support. Carver’s after-school program provides 5th grade students (a minimum of 4 days per week, 2.5 hours per day, not including field trips, career fairs, etc.) with a variety of learning opportunities that compliment and enrich school-day instruction, utilizing the Scientific Research Based Interventions (SRBI) three-tier learning framework.
Carver emphasizes successful instruction for all students through high quality core education practices, as well as targeted interventions for students experiencing difficulties. The program ensures the differentiation of instruction for all learners, including students performing above and below grade level expectations and English language learners (ELLs). Carver offers services not available during the school day and collaborates with school day teachers, counselors and parents to assess students’ needs.
The Summer Transition program deploys Carver's education methodologies while helping students learn the basics of navigating their respective new schools. These after-school and summer programs incorporate comprehensive use of each school site. Carver employs certified teachers from each participating school and service providers such as the Maritime Aquarium. Professional volunteers support programs such as robotics and pre-engineering. Parent programming addresses many subjects, including child advocacy, financial literacy, technology programs, understanding standardized testing and family activities including Maker Faire at the New York Hall of Science and apple and pumpkin picking at the Harvest Moon Farm and Orchards.