Office of Accountability

Supplemental Educational Services
Service Summary Information

Academic Enterprises, Inc.


Name of organization:

Academic Enterprises, Inc.

Primary location:

327 East 48th. Street, Suite 42E
New York, NY  10017

Contact information:
(phone / email / website):

Isabel Cid Sirgado


LEAs where service will be provided:

New York City
Long Island


Years provider has delivered service:



Evidence that services have been effective:



Title of the instructional program, curriculum series to be used (if appropriate):



Grade level(s) the provider will serve:



Content area(s) provider will serve:

ELA/Reading and ESL


Number of sessions provided per week, if applicable:

Two sessions for a total of 45 hours


Average length of each service session (minutes/hours):

1.5 hours


Duration of the available service period (e.g. September 1 – June 30; September 1 – August 31; weekends only; summer school only; specific number of weeks or hours, other, etc;):

September 2008-June 2009, at times outside the regular school day


Type of instruction:

Small Group Direct Instruction


Description of methods and strategies for serving eligible students with disabilities:

Differentiation of instruction for all students will be approached through the use of materials appropriate for language-acquisition levels. Additionally, as teachers provide instruction and administer ongoing assessments, the formal and informal data will be used for planning targeted, flexible small group and individual instruction. Teachers will be expected to rotate students through the various activities based on goals developed based on the data. All instruction will take place in locations accessible for students with special needs. Efforts will be made to remove barriers to full participation.


Description of methods and strategies for serving eligible students with limited English proficiency:

Eligible students with Limited English Proficiency/English Language Learners (LEP/ELLs) will receive instruction in English. They will be assigned to classes homogeneously grouped according to levels of language acquisition proficiency.  Certified Bilingual, ESL, and general education teachers who have been trained in ESL methodologies will instruct in content correlated with city and state standards. Teachers will utilize research-based materials, in order to provide curricular differentiation to support second language learners. Other ESL strategies such as using graphics, using outlines and graphic organizers, re-writing text, choral reading and providing audio recordings and other technology-based tools in order to differentiate instruction and meet the individual student needs.


Qualifications of the service provider(s)/instructor(s):

All staff will be regular employees of the NYC Department of Education. As such, they will be highly qualified, as defined in NCLB: teachers will have passed State certification exams, received (at minimum) a bachelor’s degree, and passed rigorous tests. Particularly important to this program is a requirement that teachers be bilingual or ESL certified or general education teachers who have received professional development in ESL methodologies to work with English Language Learners in order to support language development and academic language acquisition. Additionally, the program will also hire teachers who are certified in special education or general education teachers who have received professional development in intervention and instructional differentiation methodologies to work with students who have special needs.


Reports to parents, teachers, and LEA (Content, frequency, method of delivery):

Parents/caregivers will be notified of the students’ progress through the dissemination of Progress Achievement Reports on a bi-monthly basis during the course of the program. Said reports will be published in the three most frequently used languages, and sent to parents and, at minimum, an interpretation of the students progress and needs (whenever possible) will be made in low incidence languages.


Will transportation to the service location be provided at no charge if requested? (Note: LEAs are not required to provide or pay for transportation)

Supplemental Education Services is provided at school sites eliminating the need for transportation.


Additional relevant information:

Academic Enterprises, Inc. (AE) is the longest established educational consultancy in New York City specializing in the educational needs of  students with Limited English Proficiency/English Language Learners (ELLs). We are a leading provider of Quality Review Systems, self-assessment and training services for schools that are striving to create or upgrade their ELL programs. With over 25 years’ experience in helping schools to understand and adhere to federal, state and City-mandated ELL programs, Academic Enterprises provides a team of highly experienced and innovative consultants, featuring seasoned educators with strong ties to the community.

Last Updated: March 20, 2014