Thursday, 26 September 2013 00:00
Manhasset Special Education PTA (SEPTA) is proud to announce a free homework support program offered in all three Manhasset Public Schools this fall. The Adaptive Homework Club is designed for special education and regular education students that struggle to complete homework independently.
The program begins October 8 and runs until December. Each session is 60 minutes long and is being held on Tuesdays and Thursdays in the both elementary schools and secondary school. Students in 3rd grade to 12th grades are welcomed to participate. Group size is limited to keep a high teacher to student ratio. Manhasset private tutoring firm Tutor Doctor is partnering with Manhasset SEPTA to provide all the staff and oversee the program.
With the 2013-14 school budget cutting all afterschool homework programs previously offered, Manhasset SEPTA felt it was vital to provide this adaptive homework club. “Special education students are particularly impacted by the program cuts in our schools this year, especially when doing homework is such a struggle,” Manhasset Co President Diane Treacy states. “This program is designed for children from 3rd grade right to seniors in high school who cannot do their homework independently,” Treacy adds.
Shelter Rock and Munsey Park Elementary schools, as well as the Manhasset Middle School and High School, will have the program held immediately after dismissal. The program is one hour allowing children to take the late school bus home.
“As a long-time Manhasset resident with children in our public schools, I am delighted to work with SEPTA to offer a special support homework program to our districts’ students,” Tutor Doctor President Michael Warshawsky states. “Tutor Doctor offers private and group tutoring for all student levels, so this is a great fit that will benefit so many students in our schools.”
Manhasset SEPTA is a local chapter of the National PTA supporting Manhasset’s special education population, including teachers, school staff, children and their families. Through expert presentation, workshops, community programs and local resources, SEPTA provides support for over 600 Manhasset families and more than 700 school staff members. Manhasset SEPTA proudly services the needs of students with disabilities, gifted and talented students, and students receiving academic intervention services.