Office of Accountability

Supplemental Educational Services
Service Summary Information

Upgrade Academics, Inc.

1. Name of organization: Upgrade Academics, Inc.
Primary location: 5225 Sheridan Drive
Williamsville, NY 14221
Contact information:
(phone / email / website): external link
LEAs where service will be provided: -Buffalo
-Niagara Falls
2. Years provider has delivered service: Since 2004
3. Evidence that services have been effective: Highly improved student performance in all areas.
4. Title of the instructional program, curriculum series to be used (if appropriate): Can work on student’s classroom work or with our own resources, including Skillbuilders workbooks, flashcards, edhelper.
5. Grade level(s) the provider will serve: K-12
6. Content area(s) provider will serve: Reading, Writing, and Math
7. Number of sessions provided per week, if applicable: Up to 5
8. Average length of each service session (minutes/hours): 1-2 hours
9. 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
10. Type of instruction: Groups of 3-8 students. In addition to native English speakers, Upgrade has an extensive focus on providing service to students with Limited English Proficiency. 
10a. Description of methods and strategies for serving eligible students with disabilities: Special education teachers available.
10b. Description of methods and strategies for serving eligible students with limited English proficiency: Work with second language teachers or ESL graduate students.
11. Qualifications of the service provider(s)/instructor(s): All tutors work under the supervision of a NYS certified teacher.
12. Reports to parents, teachers, and LEA (Content, frequency, method of delivery): Quarterly written reports and conferences with parents.
13. Will transportation to the service location be provided at no charge if requested? (Note: LEAs are not required to provide or pay for transportation) Yes, for students who attend 5 days/week, transportation is provided to the site.
14. Additional relevant information: Excellent frequent informal contact with parents, teachers, and LEAs.
Last Updated: March 21, 2014