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ELEMENTARY SCHOOL The After School Learning Enhancement Program (LEP) is a program that extends learning beyond the school day and provides a supportive environment for our students at ACS Athens. The program is designed to help students develop a strong sense of their own learning processes and to provide them with a strong academic, social and emotional foundation for their schoolwork. All of the programs described in this guide have been designed to improve and maximize each student’s learning potential. All of the courses are led by instructors with a background in special education and who have the knowledge and expertise to enhance learning. Students will learn to apply basic skills and learning strategies to their work in their academic classes, so that they may be successful. In order to best meet the needs of individual students, LEP afterschool classes have been designed with sensitivity to grade levels, age groups and diversity issues. After school classes target discrete student needs and give emphasis to specific learning outcomes in mathematics, reading and writing and completion of homework. What really makes the difference is the way in which these classes are delivered. To enhance what we have identified as key elements of high performance, LEP after school classes utilize curricula and teaching methods that make learning fun and exciting. Each After School class is staffed with qualified personnel, maintaining a ratio of one adult for every 2-3 students. The reading and math support classes will run with a ratio of one teacher for every 2 students.


REGISTRATION FORM Please fill out the information below for the activity(ies) of your choice in order to reserve a space for your child in any of these. Payment must be made to the Cashier’s office, to the Institute of Innovation: Learning Enhancement Programs Account, no later than Friday, January 23, 2014***. Please submit the bottom of this form to the Cashier’s office when making your payment. (If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Marietta Garbis at 210-6393200 ext. 302). If enrollment in an activity does not reach the minimum number of participants required for the class to run, the class will be cancelled, you will be notified and your tuition will be returned. Student’s Name: ___________________________Grade Level: ______ Parents’ / Guardians’ Names: __________________________________ Parents’ Email Address: ______________________________________ Phone #/s: Home: _______________ Cell Phone:___________________ Classes 1. __________________________ Tuition __________________ 2. __________________________ Tuition __________________ 3. __________________________ Tuition __________________

Amount Enclosed: ______________ €

*** IMPORTANT*** Signups by telephone will NOT be accepted.

Thank You! *** Following Registration

deadline there is no guarantee for immediate placement; sections may run in the instance that there are at least 3 students on waiting list.


Please remember to submit this form when making your payment at the cashier’s office. Help us make our procedure as efficient as possible. THANK YOU!

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Homework Support

Homework Support

Homework Support

Homework Support

Math Support

Study/ Organization Skills (ES)

Math Support


Reading & Writing Support

Elementary School

ACS Athens Homework Study Program A program designed for students in all grade levels The After-School Homework Study Program is designed to enhance knowledge, skills, and understanding of core concepts through enriching learning opportunities that complement the school day. The goal is to link the after-school program with students’ learning experiences in the classroom in order to improve their academic achievement. Students will benefit in measurable ways from the additional support they will receive from this program. Last year’s staff, along with other highly skilled and qualified professionals, will supervise the program. They will have use of the library, online resources and interactive boards. Emphasis will be given to reinforcing skills such as good study habit development, organizational techniques, skills and strategies for managing and completing homework assignments, test taking strategies, and time management strategies for planning ahead. This will result in students’ returning home with all, or most, of their homework completed, leaving them time for leisure activities and family pursuits.

This after-school homework study program is open to all Elementary students. Sessions for Elementary School students will run Monday-Thursday from 16:00 - 17:30. Elementary School students must be picked up by their parents/guardians at 17:30 from the front steps of the Elementary School Building. Program cost per semester: Elementary School: 2 ninety-minute sessions per week 4 ninety-minute sessions per week

- 900 euro - 1,200 euro

The program’s Instructors will:  Provide homework support.  Teach strategies and skills.  Ensure that the academically-linked activities are engaging.  Give students the opportunity to gain the confidence they need to become successful and independent learners.  Work with students in small groups of 2-3 students. Location: Elementary School Building: 2nd floor SESSION SCHEDULES Elementary School Second Semester dates: Monday-Thursday from 16:00 - 17:30 January: February: March: April: May: June:


27, 28, 29, 30 3, 4, 5, 6, 10, 11, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 24, 25, 26, 27 4, 5, 6, 10, 11, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 24, 26, 27, 31 1, 2, 3, 7, 8, 23, 24, 28, 29, 30 5, 6, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 15, 19, 20, 21, 26, 27, 28, 29 2, 3, 4, 5, 10, 11

Activity Name / Title

Age Group: Elementary School

READING / WRITING SUPPORT PROGRAM Day(s): Fridays Time: 16:00-17:30 Location: Annex Building – 1st Floor

Description The After School Reading/ Writing Support Program is designed to assist students that are struggling with the English language, at the reading, writing and oral level, in order to obtain the necessary skills to be successful in the Language Arts discipline. The focus of the program at all school levels is to provide phonemic awareness through the use of visual, auditory and kinesthetic means and to expose the students to meaningful literature of various cultures and genres. The program also includes a grammar component which will address correct sentence structure and organization in writing. Our goal is for our students to develop a love for reading and writing by providing a strong foundation in the English language.

Instructor: Chrysoula Ploutou, Chrysoula Ploutou earned her Bachelor’s degree, in Psychology and Elementary Education from Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts, U.S.A. Her Master’s degree in Education was also achieved from Clark University. She acquired her Certificate of Advanced Study (CAS) in Special Education from Fairfield University. Ms. Ploutou is a certified licensed teacher in the state of Connecticut. Ms Ploutou has taken online courses through the Professional Development Institute and has received college credit from the University of California San Diego (UCSD). Most recently she was certified in formal and informal measurement and diagnostic techniques receiving college credit from Buffalo State, State University of New York. Ms. Ploutou has been a teacher in the public school system in the United States and in international schools in Greece since 1997. She has taught JK, K, first, second, fourth grade and was a Middle School Optimal Learning Program Specialist. Currently she is a part-time Academy Optimal Learning Program Specialist as well as the Optimal Learning Program Coordinator, supervising all three schools, Elementary School, Middle School and Academy through the department of Student Affairs. This is Ms. Ploutou’s seventh year working at ACS Athens and her fifth year working in the Optimal Learning Program. She is providing students with strategies to acquire the skills necessary to be successful in school and in their lives. She encourages differentiation in the classroom in order to make learning meaningful, focusing on students’ strengths and talents.

Schedule (January 2014 – May 2014) January: February: March: April: May:

31 7, 14, 21, 28 7, 21, 28 4, 25 2, 9, 16, 30

Program Cost per Semester: €500 Minimum Number of Students Required: 2

*First meeting of students and instructor occurs in the Elementary School Library.


Activity Name / Title

Age Group:

Grades 1-2 Grades 3-5

MATH SUPPORT PROGRAM Day(s): Mondays & Thursdays Time: 16:00-17:30 Location: Elementary School Building

Description The After-School Math remedial class will support students who face difficulties in mathematics. This class will support the students’ individual needs through revision and innovative, hands-on, instruction. Manipulatives and the TouchMath program will also be used in order to support and build on numerical concepts that have been covered in class during the school day.

Instructor: Victoria Vagras, Ms. Vagras earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Child & Family Studies and a Master of Education degree (Elementary & Middle Childhood Education) from The Ohio State University (Columbus, OH). During the final part of her Master’s program, she taught in an international school in Concepcion, Chile while working on her Masters capstone. This educational and cultural experience has prepared her for the benefits and challenges of teaching in an international setting. During the past three years, she taught Middle School Mathematics at an international school in Athens. Ms. Vagras has over ten years of teaching experience (grades 4-8) in Chile, Ohio, Florida, and Athens, Greece. Ms. Vagras was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.A. She is a Greek-American who moved to Greece 6 years ago and is very excited about her new opportunity at ACS Athens. She is looking forward to a fun and productive school year.

Schedule (January 2014 – May 2014)

Option 1: Mondays (Ms. Vagras)

Option 2: Thursdays (Staff)

January: February: March: April: May:

January: February: March: April: May:

27 3, 10, 17, 24 10, 17, 24, 31 7, 28 5, 12, 19, 26

Program Cost per Semester: €500 per day option Minimum Number of Students Required: 2


30 6, 13, 20, 27 6, 13, 20, 27 3, 24 8, 15, 29

Activity Name / Title

Age Group: Elementary School

STUDY /ORGANIZATION SKILLS Day(s): Tuesdays Time: 16:00-17:30 Location: Elementary School Building

Description The Study Skills / Organization Program aims to provide students with the ability to manage their time and workload effectively and efficiently. In this program, interesting and creative activities are employed so that students will learn several timemanagement, organizational and study methods. Students will have the opportunity to discover which skills and tricks suit their individual needs and will be shown how to apply them successfully. Furthermore, they will obtain knowledge on various strategies, which will enhance their performance and make studying easier and therefore more pleasant. As a result, students are expected to attain the skills necessary to feel confident with studying in order to transform their most dreaded activity into a manageable task!

Instructor: Vassiliki Stefanou, Vassiliki Stefanou holds a B.A. in Psychology from The American College of Greece (Deree College) and a Master of Science in Counseling Studies obtained from Hull University in the U.K. Mrs. Stefanou is also a qualified ESL teacher with extensive experience in teaching English as a foreign language to all age groups at all levels. Since 2003 she has worked in various teaching and learning support positions in international institutions in Athens, London and Copenhagen. Her professional experiences have equipped her with excellent skills in assisting students in their education, helping them to overcome barriers in learning and achieving their full academic potential. Mrs. Stefanou has been a shadow teacher at ACS Athens for the past four years and is also an after school instructor at the elementary after school learning enhancement program.

Schedule (January 2014 – May 2014) January: February: March: April: May:

28 4, 11, 18, 25 4, 11, 18 1, 8, 29 6, 13, 20, 27

Program Cost per Semester: â‚Ź500 Minimum Number of Students Required: 3 *First meeting of students and instructor occurs in the Elementary School Library.


Institute for Innovation and Creativity ACS Athens: After School Learning Enhancement Program Elementary School

Registration Information *** Elementary School students must be picked up by their parents/guardians at 17:30 from the front steps of the Elementary School Building. ***


Days and Time

Homework Study Program

2 sessions / week

# of Sessions Semester 2 34

Homework Study Program

4 sessions / week


€ 1,200

Reading & Writing Support

Friday 16:00-17:30 Mon 16:00-17:30 Thu 15:45- 16:45 Tue 16:00-17:30


€ 500


€ 500


€ 500


€ 500

Math Support Program (1-2) Math Support Program (3-5) Study Skills/ Organization


Cost per Semester € 900

LATE BUS SCHEDULE January – May 2014

January * 7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 16, 21, 23, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31

February 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 10, 11, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28

March 4, 5, 6, 7, 10, 11, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 24, 26, 27, 28, 31

April 1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 8, 23, 24, 25, 28, 29, 30

May 2, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 26, 27, 28

Please note that the Elementary School students are permitted to ride the late bus ONLY if accompanied by an older sibling attending Middle School or the Academy.


After School Learning Enhancement Programs - 2013-14 (2nd Semester) - Elementary School  

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