Office of Accountability

Supplemental Educational Services
Service Summary Information

The Door – A Center of Alternatives, Inc.


Name of organization:

The Door – A Center of Alternatives, Inc.

Primary location:

121 Sixth Avenue
New York, NY 10013

Contact information:
(phone / email / website):

212 – 941-9090 ext. 3248 external link

LEAs where service will be provided:

New York City middle and high schools


Years provider has delivered service:

The Door has provided educational services since its founding in 1972.


Evidence that services have been effective:

Pre and post-test scores of students who have received Door’s supplemental educational services show significant increases in grade levels in both mathematics and in English language arts (including reading).


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

The Door provides supplemental educational services that are tailored to meet the individual needs of each student. Instructors work in consultation with student’s classroom teachers, and use a variety of curricula and teaching materials, in alignment with New York State learning standards in English language arts (including reading) and mathematics.


Grade level(s) the provider will serve:

8th through 12th grade


Content area(s) provider will serve:

English language arts (including reading) and mathematics


Number of sessions provided per week, if applicable:

At least two sessions per week are recommended


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

90 minute sessions


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;):

Supplemental educational services are available year round, with sessions offered throughout the day and in the evening, from 11:00 a.m. to 8 p.m. and on Saturdays, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Type of instruction:

Individual and small group (up to three students)


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



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



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

Door instructional staff includes certified teachers, Master’s level social workers and counselors. Volunteer tutors are college students and adult professional who are trained and supervised by Door staff. Trained staff also provide specialized instruction for students with disabilities and with limited English proficiency.


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



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:


Last Updated: March 21, 2014