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Watervliet ExTRA

Extended school program offers additional academic support, enrichment to students


In October 2016, the Watervliet City School District rolled out a new program extending the school day for elementary and junior high school students in need of additional academic support. This program is made possible with funding from a New York State Education Department Extended School Day/School Violence Prevention grant, awarded in June 2016.

The Watervliet Extended Time Raises Achievement (ExTRA) program extends the school day by providing after-school academic support through a Homework Help program during the school year and a Summer Academy to build upon and reinforce classroom instruction, improve student learning and raise academic achievement in literacy and math. Enrichment opportunities include after-school activities featuring STEM robotics, drama and art.

There is no cost to families of Watervliet students who are selected to participate. It is important to note that student participation in ExTRA programs and enrichment opportunities is on a first-come first-served basis with priority given to students who would benefit from additional academic support. All students must have parent approval to participate in Watervliet ExTRA programs. Enrollment for the program is governed by fiscal parameters determined by the state.

Download the ExTRA flyer for details about the program.

Share your thoughts about the Watervliet ExTRA Summer Program

Parents of students who participated in the Watervliet ExTRA Summer Academy are invited to provide feedback about the program by taking a brief online survey. This is your opportunity to share your thoughts about the Watervliet ExTRA Summer Academy program. Your answers will help us improve the programs we offer. Click here to take the survey


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WES after-school program

Grades 4-6

Information about academic support and enrichment activities

WJSHS after-school program

Grades 7-8

Information about academic support and enrichment activities


Program contacts

Kirsten DeMento
Director of Educational Programs & Accountability
(518) 629-3231

Hilary Justino, MS, CAS
Project Director ESD Grant
(518) 629-3267