Children’s Summer ProgramACHIEVE’s 6 week Summer Program offers art, music, physical activity and education for children who have a 504 Plan or Individualized Education Plan (IEP) in Broome, Chenango and Tioga Counties.
Cost of Program: 3 Ways to Pay
For students who are currently enrolled in OPWDD Medicaid Waiver Program there is no out of pocket expense to the family, please contact your Medicaid Service Coordinator (MSC) to obtain the necessary documentation. For your convenience, a letter to MSC is included in the application section of your packet, please fill it out and forward it to your MSC.
The tuition for each student in 2020 will be $400.00. This will cover the entire six weeks of the program. Payment must be included with the application packet. Full applications and payment received before the application deadline of May 22, 2020 will be discounted to $350.00. Accepted methods of payment are Visa, Master Card, personal checks, cash and money orders. Cash payments must be dropped off in person to ACHIEVE’s Riverside Dr. Offices.
NEW THIS YEAR – Payment Plan Option:
Pay $100 at the time of application submission with a balance of $300 due by July 3, 2020 OR a balance of only $250 if payment is made in full by May 22, 2020.
Town of Union & City of Binghamton Grant Opportunity:
Some students may be eligible for financial assistance through CDBG Grant. Income and residency restrictions apply. Grant spots are limited and will be awarded based on Individual need and recite of completed application. To apply for this grant you must fill out the CDBG Funded Public Service Program form and return to ACHIEVE along with a signature and proof of income and residency as directed on the form.
All Town of Union & City of Binghamton Students will be required to complete the CDBG Funded Public Service Program form along with a signature and proof of income and residency regardless of whether or not the student is applying for a grant. This is for demographic reporting purposes only, and all information will be kept confidential.
It is possible that we may be able to offer free lunches as was provided in past years, however, we are not able to make that determination at this time. Therefore, parents/guardians should be prepared to have a packed lunch each day for their student. Notifications will be sent as soon as a determination has been made.
Program acceptance letters and additional program details, including if we will be able to offer free lunches again this year will be mailed by June 15, 2020
Transportation may be provided by your home school district. Pick up and drop off times will be determined at a later date and communicated through the local school districts. ACHIEVE does not provide transportation to and from program, If your school district does not provide transportation you will be responsible. Please direct transportation questions to your home School District.
Summer Work Study Program
The Summer Work Study Program offers students (15-21 years of age) a unique opportunity to work an hour per day, learning valuable vocational skills they will need to transition out of school into employment. Additionally, 2 hours a week of curriculum time reinforces these skills. This successful program teaches them to; follow directions, team work, communication skills, responsibility, and much more, all while earning a paycheck! Space is limited. If you would like your student to be considered for this program please indicate by placing and “X” in the YES box on page 2 of the application packet.
Individualized Education Plan (IEP) or 504
For a student to attend Summer Program they must have a current IEP or 504. Your packet includes an Academic Sheet, (Section Three). Please sign the top of the form and give it to your child’s teacher to be completed. Attach the IEP or 504 to the form and return it to ACHIEVE. Students graduating in 2020 are still eligible to attend ACHIEVE Summer Program.
Physician’s Certificate and PPD MANTOUX TEST
Arrangements should be made with your physician’s office for your student to have a PPD Mantoux test as well as a follow up appointment with your physician to have the test read. The Summer Program medical staff must review the Physician’s Certificate form (Section 4) before a student is accepted for the Summer Program. Again this year; Students who have attended ACHIEVE’s Summer Program for TWO consecutive years, will not be required to have a PPD test this year. The Physician’s Certificate form must still be completed.
Looking forward to another Great Summer!