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After School Academic Program/ASAP

General Information                        


 East Newton Elementary
       Alcovy High
 Newton County Theme @ Ficquett
       Eastside High
 Flint Hill Elementary
       Newton High
 Live Oak Elementary        Clements Middle
 Livingston Elementary
       Cousins Middle
 Mansfield Elementary
       Indian Creek Middle
 Oak Hill Elementary
       Liberty Middle
 Porterdale Elementary
       Veterans Memorial Middle
 Rocky Plains Elementary
       Fairview Elementary
 South Salem Elementary
       Flint Hill Elementary
 West Newton Elementary
       Middle Ridge Elementary
       Porterdale Elementary
         West Newton Elementary
         Washington Street Community Center

The purpose of implementing afters-chool programs in Newton County schools is to improve the lives of students by nurturing their minds, bodies, and spirits through programs that incorporate independent learning and enrichment activities that support academic achievement. The program offers a safe structured environment during a time when students are at-risk for becoming involved in unhealthy behavior. Students are engaged in activities and on-going relationships that increase confidence and encourage success in all areas of their lives -- at home, in school, and in the community.

Objectives of the After School Academic Program (ASAP) include improved performance in core academic areas with an emphasis on reading, ELA, math and science; improved homework completion, class participation, and behavior; opportunities for students to be more involved in the arts and recreation; and increased parent involvement in their children’s education and development. Activities will be learner‐focused with enrichment and remediation presented through innovative lessons, student projects, small group learning, and technology.

The school system offers the ASAP program on a tuition basis at East Newton, Flint Hill, Live Oak, Livingston, Oak Hill, Porterdale, Rocky Plains, South Salem and West Newton elementary schools and Newton County Theme School.

Newton County School System was awarded a 21st Century Community Learning Centers grant to expand the ASAP, targeting children identified as needing after‐school services and remediation, but whose families cannot afford the tuition‐based program already in place. The 21st Century CLC provides federal funds to establish or expand community learning centers that operate during out-of-school hours and that have three specific purposes:

  • To provide opportunities for academic enrichment and tutorial services
  • To offer students a broad array of additional services, programs, and activities to reinforce and complement the regular academic program; and
  • To offer families of 21st CCLC students opportunities for literacy and related educational development

Funding from the program has allowed the district to serve 800 additional students tuition‐free in the ASAP in 14 locations, Fairview, Flint Hill, Porterdale, Middle Ridge, West Newton Elementary, Clements, Cousins, Indian Creek, Liberty, & Veterans Memorial Middle, Alcovy, Eastside & Newton High Schools and Washington Street Community Center.

ASAP is offered to students in Pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade. Elementary students remain at their schools and are picked up daily by parents/guardian at dismissal. Middle and high school students are transported home daily after the program closes. The ASAP is designed for students who are able to participate independently in age-appropriate activities within a 1:15 teacher/student ratio.

The program’s operating hours are 2:10 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at the elementary schools, 4:15 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. at the middle schools, Monday through Friday. The high school program is held 3:15 until 6:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday. The program does not operate on weekends, school vacation, holiday periods, and teacher conference days. When schools are closed due to inclement weather, students should be picked up immediately.

Components of ASAP:

• A Healthy Snack
• Math and Reading Enrichment
• Homework Assistance
• Tutoring
• Credit Recovery (high school only)
• Test Preparation
• Other Enrichment Activities (i.e. Fitness, Spanish, Drama, Dance, Golf, Life Skills, etc.)


Parents can register for the tuition-based program at Registration must be accepted in the system by the Site Coordinator with the $10 nonrefundable registration fee and first week’s tuition paid in order for the student to be officially enrolled. There are no registration fees for students to be enrolled in the 21st Century program. Ongoing registration is accepted for vacant slots during after school hours only. Students can only register at their assigned school. For 21st Century registration dates and times, contact Deena Sams at 770-787-1330 ext. 1271.

The 21st CCLC registration form and both parent handbooks can be downloaded from the Newton County School System website. Failure to disclose information affecting your child’s participation in the After School Academic Program may result in his/her dismissal from the program.


Tuition is $40 for the first child and $35 for each additional child. Tuition must be paid on a weekly basis by Friday before the week of participation. If school is closed on Friday, payment will be due Thursday. Tuition is paid by check or money order made payable to the Newton County School System. Cash cannot be accepted. Payments must be given directly to the Site Coordinator or placed in the drop box in the front office of the school. There will be no refunds made for students absent from the program. Students enrolled in the 21st Century program do not pay the weekly tuition.

Withdrawal and Re-Enrollment Fee

If your child is not in attendance in the ASAP for any reason (voluntary, disciplinary, late fee payments, etc) and you wish for him/her to remain in the program, tuition must be paid for the time that he/she is not in attendance or he/she will not be eligible to attend the program until payment and late fees (if applicable) are paid. If your child will be out of the program for three weeks or more and tuition to hold their spot has not been paid, your child will be automatically withdrawn from the program.

To re-enroll, parents must pay a $25.00 re-enrollment fee plus the upcoming weekly tuition before the week of participation. Parents wishing to re-enroll their children in the 21st Century program are not charged a re-enrollment fee; however, acceptance is based on available slots.


The following is a typical day for the ASAP. The schedule, however, may vary slightly to accommodate the size of the program and the grade level of students:

1. attendance, restroom, snack
2. homework
3. academics (tutoring, remediation, test prep, credit recovery)
4. enrichment activity

The ASAP staff will provide appropriate time and space for homework. We will gladly encourage each child to use this time wisely. However, parents are responsible for completion and accuracy.

Example of enrichment activities are: 

Physical Activities

Enrichment Activities


Educational Games


Foreign Language




Art Project/Activities

Free Play

Computer Time


Helpful Documents:


Ms. Deena J. Sams, Licensed Associate Professional Counselor (LAPC)
Director of After-School and Community Affairs
Phone: (770) 787-1330, ext. 1271