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Saturday Academy for Excellence (S.A.F.E)

About the Program

In coordination with Common Core Standards, the NJASCS Saturday Tutorial Program seeks to offer students a rich and rewarding learning experience. Modeling best practices in curriculum and instruction, the NJASCS staff works as a community to maximize potential in each student and foster a passion for lifelong learning.

The Saturday Tutorial program is designed to provide more academic support for students in grades 3 through high school in ELA and Mathematics. Select third through high school students will be selected to attend Saturday tutorials.

This program is dedicated to help prepare students for the PARCC. The purpose of the program is to ensure your child meets or exceeds the standards in Mathematics and English Language Arts. This is yet another way for us to show that we believe in your child and are willing to go the extra mile to help him/her reach their full potential. Please review the schedule below for a guideline on how the NJASCS Saturday Tutorial program will run. We strongly encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity. Your child’s success is our success. For additional information, contact the school office.


Schedule Time
Session One 9:00am-10:15am
Break 10:15am-10:35am
Session Two 10:35am-11:50am
Dismissal 12:00pm

Program Information and Policies

  • Admission

    Students must meet the criteria in order to participate in the program. This tutoring program will be offered to students at a cost of $50.00, which will be due with the registration form, no later than Monday, December 01, 2014. The Student Registration Form along with the $50.00 fee must be submitted to the homeroom teacher by the due date. Both cash and checks are accepted. Please make checks payable to your child’s school. Attendance Scholarships will be awarded to all students that have 100% attendance. All Attendance Scholarship recipients will be refunded the $50.00 fee.

    We do not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, gender or economics. Parents or guardians of a student are responsible for transportation of the child to and from the program site. NJASCS and its teachers are not responsible for children before or after class time.

  • Cancelled Classes or Changes

    The NJASCS Tutorial Program reserves the right to make teacher and class changes or cancellations as needed prior to the first Saturday of the session. We will contact parents or guardians upon cancellation.

  • Emergency Closing

    In case of severe weather or any unforeseen emergency, The NJASCS Tutorial Program reserves the right to cancel a class without a make-up class. Parents will receive a phone message. Check our website www.njascs.org for weather or emergency updates.

  • Student Arrival and Dismissal

    Classes begin and end on time. Please be prompt. Teachers reserve the right to dismiss students who demonstrate behavior or attendance problems from their classes. The NJASCS Tutorial Program coordinator will contact the child’s parents when a problem arises to provide an opportunity to resolve the situation and allow the child to remain in class.

  • Attendance

    Good attendance is expected. Attendance Scholarships will be awarded to all students that have 100% attendance. All Attendance Scholarship recipients will be refunded their $50.00 fee.

    If a student is late three times, he or she will receive and absence. There will be a $5.00 late for parents that do not pick up their children on time.

    Incentives: Half way through the program, all students that have not missed a day will receive two AMC movie tickets. At the end of the program, all student that have not missed more than one day, will be invited to attend the end of the program field trip to Dorney Park (free of charge).

  • Behavior on NJASCS Campuses

    We ask that students leave all toys and electronic devices, except for cell phones, at home. Cell phones must be turned off during class. In the classroom, students must be respectful of materials and follow the school’s policies.

    If a child’s behavior in class is particularly challenging and disruptive, our approach is as follows:
    1. Teacher has a discussion with the student.
    2. Teacher brings the problem to the attention of the program coordinator.
    3. If the issue persists, program coordinator will speak directly to the child and/or call home.

  • Questions?

    The best way to communicate your questions, comments or concerns is to email us at info.el@bergencharter.org, info.el@patersoncharter.org, or info.el@passaiccharter.org. Give your name, contact information and general question. A volunteer will return your call or email as soon as possible.

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