SES is now Homework and Tutoring Services (HATS)

Posted September 28, 2016
HATS applications due October 19, 2016.

Dear Burlington Parents and Guardians:

Help your child in school by signing up for free homework help or tutoring!
Burlington"s HATS (Homework and tutoring Services) program is replacing Supplemental Educational Services and is a great opportunity to help your child in school without any cost to you.

You can choose homework help after school or a free tutoring program from the following list of BSD approved programs:
   * BSD Afterschool Homework Help- as part of Burlington Expanded Learning Opportunities, homework help will be provided after school; at the school.
   * Believe to Achieve- individual of small group tutoring in reading/language arts and/or mathematics; at school, home, library or community center.
   * King Street Center- individualized and small group tutoring to improve reading comprehension and math skills; at King Street Center.
   * Stern Center for Language & Learning- individualized or very small group group intervention in math or literacy, customized to the student's strengths and challenges to help build confidence and independence; at school or their Williston center.
   * Sylvan Learning- personalized supplemental educational services using a digital learning platform; at school and the burlington Boys and Girls Club.
   * Tutoring Revolution - individualized private tutoring to address specific student academic needs; in the student's home, public library or the school.

Eligibility: Information from the Household Income Survey or Free/Reduced Lunch Program forms will be used to determine eligibility for HATS.
Limited services available: Only a limited number of spaces are available; we may not be able to enroll every child whose parent or guardian applies.
Application deadline: To enroll your child for a free tutoring or afterschool homework help program, you must complete the application and return it to the school's main office by October 19. We hope to begin programs fy the end of October.
Questions: Please email Deb Smith (dsmith@bsdvt.org) if you have any questions about HATS.

Sincerely,

Barry Gruessner, Grants Director                                           Deb Smith, HATS Coordinator

Click for HATS application

Posted September 9, 2016
NCLB was reauthorized in December 2015 as the Every Child Succeeds Act (ESSA).  Although Supplemental Educational Services are not required under ESSA, the Burlington Schools will be providing alternative supports [Homework and Tutoring Services- HATS] to those students who previously would have been eligible for SES. 

Eligible students in grades 2-12 may receive Homework Help as part of the school's after school program or supplemental tutoring in  Reading and/or Math by an outside provider.

Applications will be sent home in two weeks, with the program to begin by the end of October.

Posted January 4, 2016
The January enrollment window for SES is now open.  There are a limited number of spaces available but new students are encouraged to apply.  Students do not need to reapply if an application was completed in the Fall.  All new applications should be returned to the main office in each school by Monday, January 25, 2016. 

Posted September 1, 2015
The following Burlington Schools are providing free tutoring to eligible students:
     Burlington High School, 
     Edmunds Middle School, 
     Hunt Middle School, 
     C.P. Smith Elementary, 
     J.J. Flynn Elementary, 
     Integrated Arts Academy at Wheeler and 
     Sustainability Academy at Barnes. 
Fall enrollment for SES is open until September 25, 2015.

Applications received after that date will be considered in the January enrollment window.
For an application, click here.

To determine eligibility, a Free/Reduced Lunch form or Household Income must be submitted with the application.  

Burlington students have participated in the supplemental educational services program for the past eight years. Click here for participation by school.


Posted January 5, 2015
The January enrollment window for SES is now open.  Students do not need to reapply if an application was completed in the Fall.  All new applications should be returned to the main office in each school by Monday, January 26, 2015. 

Posted September 3, 2014:
Several new providers have been added and are listed on the updated application below.
 
For additional information and a complete listing  of the SES Vermont Approved Provider List for 2014-1015 (Amended 8/28/14), click here.
 
 
 
Posted August 12, 2014:  
Supplemental Educational Services - Fall Enrollment is open until September 30, 2014.

SES Applications for the Fall enrollment will be included in students' opening day packets. 
For an application, click here!

To determine eligibility, a Free/Reduced Lunch form or Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) household income form must be submitted.   

Brief overview:   The Vermont Department of Education identified seven BSD schools which receive Title 1 funding as not making AYP (adequate yearly progress) in one or more areas. 
These identified schools are: 
     Burlington High School, 
     Edmunds Middle School, 
     Hunt Middle School, 
     C.P. Smith Elementary, 
     J.J. Flynn Elementary, 
     Integrated Arts Academy at Wheeler and 
     Sustainability Academy at Barnes.   
As a result, these schools are required to provide Supplemental Educational Services - extra academic assistance/tutoring to improve eligible students' academic performance - free of charge.  Click here for the more detailed SES district letter.

Burlington students have participated in the supplemental educational services program for the past seven years, Click here for participation by school.