The purpose of Whitehead’s ASES program is to provide safe and educational opportunities for its participants. The program has three components: academic, enrichment, and recreation. The academic support is provided by experienced tutors and credentialed teachers. Focus is on language arts and math, but all academic areas are included. Enrichment and recreation are also provided by teachers and tutors with a focus on art, music, nutrition, agriculture, science, and sports.
Returning this year to the ASES program is Project Based Learning. This teaching method focuses on student choice. Grade levels choose a subject to research and then become experts on their selection. Presentations are given at the end of the year. Our theme for this year again is the garden. Each grade level choses a different course of study such as organisms that live in the garden or different fruits and vegetables grown in the garden. Oral presentations, display boards, clay models, and power points are just a few ways students can show off their work. Look for our project night some time in May!
Whitehead’s ASES program provides a safe afterschool place for students to get help on their homework and have extra support in language arts and math. Enrichment opportunities expose students to a variety of activities. Students have time to experience art, sports, gardening, agriculture, dance, and music. They can be excited about their varied school experience. It is our goal and vision to provide students the opportunity to improve academically while also growing as learners in other areas. This will allow for a well-rounded education and assist in their growth toward responsible and respectful citizens.