Office of Accountability

Supplemental Educational Services
Service Summary Information

Newburgh Performing Arts Academy


Name of organization:

Newburgh Performing Arts Academy

Primary location:

62 Grand Street
Newburgh, NY 12550

Contact information:
(phone / email / website):

845-562-5650 external link

LEAs where service will be provided:

Newburgh Enlarged City SD, Enlarged City SD of Middletown, Poughkeepsie City SD, Beacon City SD, Monroe Woodbury CSD, Washingtonville CSD, Pine Bush CSD, Greenwood Lake UFSD, Wappingers CSD


Years provider has delivered service:



Evidence that services have been effective:

Independent evaluations and use of evidenced based curricula.


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

Balanced Literacy and math instruction using KidzLit, Kidz Math, Study Island, Afterschool Achievers Reading and Math Program and Strategies to Improve Mathematics Success.


Grade level(s) the provider will serve:



Content area(s) provider will serve:

English language arts (including reading, and math


Number of sessions provided per week, if applicable:

1-4 sessions and Saturdays


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

60 - 90 minutes 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 15.

Weekdays Monday through Thursday from 2:00pm - 6:00pm, Saturdays from 9:00am-5:00pm and Monday through Thursday from 9am to 5pm during the summer.


Type of instruction:

Individual and small group (6-10 students) instruction.


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

NPAA teachers modify the curriculum to meet the needs of students with disabilities as documented in their IEP's. The testing environment and materials are also modified in accordance with student needs. NPAA employs New York State Certified Special Education teachers to conduct classes for special needs students. Students who require more intensive instruction can receive individual and small group instruction. 


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

Limited English Proficient students will receive individual and small group instruction from bilingual instructors who are fluent in the student's native language. The methods and strategies NPAA employs for teaching LEP students is based on research which indicates that LEP students are more successful when taught using evidenced based curriculum and that instructional dosage such as intensity and duration are critical components of the LEP learning strategy. LEP students also require the same literacy skills as non-LEP students. These skills include phonemic awareness, phonics, vocabulary, comprehension, and fluency. The NPAA teaching strategy includes teaching LEP students using English as the primary instructional language supported by instruction in the student's native language when necessary. 


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

New York State Certified teachers serve as supervisors at each site. Teaching staff consists of New York State Certified teachers, master's and bachelors level teachers and college students pursuing degrees in education and other relevant majors.


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

Student Progress Reports are provided monthly by regular mail and email. Student teacher meetings are held at least once per year and as requested by parents.


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

Free bus transportation is currently provided to and from program sites.


Additional relevant information:

NPAA teachers receive annual, year round professional development. Bilingual instructors available.

Last Updated: March 21, 2014