FOR NEW STUDENTS

(For Returning Students please scroll down)

Letter From the Director 

Dear MS 51 Student and Families,


As you embark on your new journey through middle school I am writing to inform you about a free after-school enrichment program at MS 51. The Learning Through Extended Arts Program (Leap), The Department of Youth and Community Development and MS 51 have partnered to provide after-school programming from 3-6pm, Monday-Friday for the 2016-2017 school year.


The program is designed to enrich your child’s middle school experience, adjust to middle school life and promote a passion for life-long learning in a safe and structured environment at MS 51 by providing the following:


  • Structured Enrichment Classes:  an hour and a half of a literacy, leadership or STEM course designed to promote creativity, community and build self-esteem. The course offerings are not yet finalized for 2016-2017. Please find a sample list of course offerings by clicking the LeAp Schedule tab. 


  • Structured Homework Time: an hour and a half of homework /study time.  This is a valuable time for students to complete homework, get academic and organizational support from MS 51 teachers and Leap tutors.


How do I sign up?

  1. If you are interested in participating in the program each family must fill out a Department of Youth and Community Development application. (pages 1-8).  

  2. On September 8th and 9th and 16th Leap will be holding mandatory family orientations from 5:00pm-6:00pm. Families interested in the program must attend one of these sessions to hand in their application, choose classes and study skills courses. Students and families who attend the orientation and hand in a completed application will be given first choice priority in course selection and guaranteed spot in the program.   

  3. For the most current updates please check the MS 51 website and our homepage. . If you lose your application you can also download it below.


I look forward to meeting you and if you have any questions I can be contacted at email    [email protected].

 Sincerely,

     Jeneen Garcia
     Program Director, MS 51 Leap Program

FOR RETURNING STUDENTS

Dear Returning MS 51 Student and Families,


Thank you for your interest in returning to the LeAp Afterschool program. We are excited about our third year at MS 51 and look forward to seeing you in the 2016-2017 school year. The program is designed to enrich your child’s middle school experience, adjust to middle school life and promote a passion for life-long learning in a safe and structured environment by providing the following:


  • Structured Enrichment Classes:  an hour and a half of a literacy, leadership or STEM course designed to promote creativity, community and build self-esteem. The course offerings are not yet finalized for 2016-2017. Please visit our LeAp Schedule tab to see an example of how the program is structured.


  • Structured Homework Time: an hour and a half of homework /study time.  This is a valuable time for students to complete homework, get academic and organizational support from MS 51 teachers and Leap tutors.



How do I sign up?

  • If you are interested in returning to the program each family must fill out a Department of Youth and Community Development application. (pages 1-8).  

  1. On September 8th and 9th and 16th Leap will be holding mandatory family orientations from 5:00pm-6:00pm. Families interested in the program must attend one of these sessions to hand in their application, choose classes and study skills courses. Students and families who attend the orientation and hand in a completed application will be given first choice priority in course selection and a guaranteed spot in the program.   

  2. For the most current updates please check our MS 51 website. If you lose your application you can also download it by clicking the button below.


It has been a pleasure getting to know you throughout the 2015-2016 school year. If you have any questions, please email me at [email protected]

     

Sincerely,

Jeneen Garcia
Program Director, MS 51 Leap Program