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ASPIRE

ASPIRE (After School Program- Inclusive, Recreational, and Educational) 

ASPIRE is a one-day per week after-school program offered in collaboration with the Fayette County School System’s Department of Education. Weekly sessions are held on Wednesdays at The Joseph Sams School.

Admission Criteria:

  • Children must be enrolled in The Joseph Sams School (JSS), The Fayette County School System’s Exceptional Children’s Services (ECS), or a resident of Fayette County;
  • The Program is for students 8 through 21 years of age;
  • Student must be able to participate effectively in a ratio of 1 adult to 4 students;
  • Student does not exhibit behaviors that will interfere with his/her own benefit or that of another student in the program;
  • Day agency providing services must recommend the student for participation in the program;
  • Admission criteria will not discriminate against children based on sex, race, color, creed, religion, national origin or handicapping condition.
  • If admitted, every student will be given a 3 week trial period to determine if admission is appropriate and if the child is benefiting from the program.

Cost:

The cost is $25.00 weekly for the one-day-a-week program. You must pay monthly. No partial month’s tuition will be accepted because staff will be employed based on total student enrollment.

Transportation:

Students approved to participate in ASPIRE must be transported by a parent/guardian or parent designee to The Joseph Sams School. Students enrolled at The Joseph Sams School may remain at school until ASPIRE begins.

Staffing:

Staffing includes one lead and one assistant staff member per group. Volunteers are utilized as recommended by one of the ASPIRE participating groups.

Application and Information:

Mary Giusti with The Fayette County School System’s Department of Exceptional Children’s Services is Director of the ASPIRE Program (giusti.mary@mail.fcboe.org). For additional information or for an application, please contact Mary Giusti.