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Student Support Services

Academic Support
Lunch time tutoring
STEM After School Tutoring (Living Environment and Algebra 1)
December/May Saturday Regents Prep Program
Books and Bagels National Honor Society Tutoring
Astor After School Tutoring
Follow Us to Success Tutoring Program
Special Education Services
Freshman Small Class 15:1 Self Contained
Integrated Co-Teaching: Math, Science, English, and Social Studies
Literacy and Math Supports
Counseling and Speech Related Services offered on-site

English Language Learners

In our English as a New Language (ENL) program teachers work with the students to build their speaking, writing, reading, and listening skills in English using supports in the students’ home language. The goal of the program is to support students as they become English proficient. There are two types of English as a New Language programs:

  • Integrated ENL: Students receive core content area areas (English Language Arts, Social Studies, Science, and/or Mathematics) and English language development instruction including home language supports and appropriate ELL scaffolds.
  • Stand-alone ENL: Students receive English language development instruction taught by a New York State certified ESOL teacher in order to acquire the English language needed for success in core content areas (English Language Arts, Social Studies, Science, and/or Mathematics).
Work Based Learning
Career Awareness/Job Search and Preparation
Help students explore their career interests so they can start to ward towards achieving them from 9th grade through career assessment and work-based learning experiences.  Resume writing workshops offered throughout the year along with interview preparation. 
Unpaid Internships
     Jacobi Hospital
Paid Internships
      Office Supply Store
      Astor Workers
      Summer Youth 
CDOS - Work-Based Learning Class
216 hours of work-based learning experience and 54 hours of class work enable students to earn a CDOS.  For all Regents diploma students it is an enhancement.  For IEP students it is equivalent to 1 Regents exam.  
Working Papers in 3 easy steps!
1. Fill out just the very top section of the attached application form linked below (Part 1 only). Make sure a parent signs this top section. 
 2. Get a signed letter from your doctor which clearly states that you are eligible to work. It must be dated within the last 12 months. 
 3. Return the application and the scanned doctor's letter to Ms. Page by email and the appropriate working paper card will be mailed to your home address.

Social Worker

All ACA students have access to the services provided by the school's social workers.

They work closely with families, school counselors, psychologists, teachers, and administrators to ensure the safety and well-being of all students.

Social Workers are members of Crisis Teams and mental health service teams; they offer counseling individually, in small groups, and through classroom instruction.

At the secondary level, social workers also work closely with the guidance counselor and administrators to support students as they access the curriculum and work toward resolution of personal and interpersonal concern and plan for beyond high school

Special Education Services:
ENL Coordinator:
Work Based Learning Coordinator:
Social Worker: