Office of Accountability

Supplemental Educational Services
Service Summary Information

Sports & Arts in Schools Foundation


Name of organization:

Sports & Arts in Schools Foundation

Primary location:

58-12 Queens Blvd., Suite 1
59th St. entrance
Woodside, NY 11377

Contact information:
(phone / email / website):

Dr. Steven J. Fredericks
Chief Operating Officer

347-417-8136 external link

LEAs where service will be provided:

NYC (Bronx, Queens, Brooklyn, Staten Island, Manhattan), Mt. Vernon City SD (Westchester).


Years provider has delivered service:

8 years


Evidence that services have been effective:

Raised test scores in ELA (including reading) and math


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

Champions NCLB, support the curricula in ELA (including reading) and math. After-school site will coordinate English and math curricula and individual plans for each student with the CEP and curricula used by that school’s teachers.


Grade level(s) the provider will serve:



Content area(s) provider will serve:

ELA including reading and math


Number of sessions provided per week, if applicable:

2 per week


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

1 ½ hrs. per session


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 1 – August 31 for a total of 50 hours of instruction that may take place Monday - Sunday during non-school hours.


Type of instruction:

Focused, small group, differentiated instruction based on the educational plan for each participating student.


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

Since its incorporation in 1992, Sports & Arts has had a policy of open enrollment to all children, including youth with special needs.  The organization’s practice is to work cooperatively with school districts and specific schools to insure maximum involvement and to mainstream as many young people as possible.  The agency’s motto is “Every child has a gift. We help each one discover it.”  To fulfill this vision, the organization’s practice is to adapt services and activities to the requirements of participating students by using curricula designed for special needs students and/or by adapting other existing curricula and activities to ensure maximum participation and impact.  For SES services provided by Sports & Arts for eligible students with disabilities, their educational goals, objectives, benchmarks, methods of measuring academic progress, and timetables will be consistent with each student’s Individual Educational Plan pursuant to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.


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

Every student, including those with limited English proficiency, has an educational plan that is tailored to the student’s current proficiency in English and outlines an educational and English language goals, objectives, benchmarks, strategy, and timetables to meet those outcomes by year’s end.  SES services provided by Sports & Arts use  Benchmark curricula that focus on the needs of students with limited English proficiency as well as small group instruction using content areas familiar to students with limited English proficiency. 


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

A Master Teacher who is NYS-certified supervises all direct service providers. Direct service providers include NYS-certified teachers as well as college tutors who include undergraduate and graduate students in practicum training.  We repeat: all direct service providers including undergraduate and graduate tutors are supervised by a Master Teacher who is NYS-certified. 


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

As required in the RFP, SES services provided by Sports & Arts provide 4 quarterly reports to parents, teachers, and the LEA on the progress of participants in increasing academic achievement in appropriate formats (including in a language or mode of communication that parents can understand) that communicates well to these shareholders.  Quarterly reports will cover approximately 12.5 hours of service.  Quarterly reports will include data on attendance; progress in meeting goals, objectives, benchmarks, and timetable in each participant’s educational plan; pre- and post- State and LEA assessment scores in ELA (including reading) and mathematics; and the progress of participants in meeting grade-appropriate NYS Standards in the areas of ELA (including reading) and mathematics.  On September 30, SES services provided by Sports & Arts will also provide a final report to the LEA in a format prescribed by NY State that summarizes the progress of eligible students provided with supplemental educational services. 


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



Additional relevant information:

By signing up child in the Champions NCLB Program, parents provide child with effective tutoring in ELA,(including reading), math.

Last Updated: March 21, 2014