Guam - The Guam Department of Education (“GDOE”) has announced that the after school program at participating elementary schools will begin on Monday August 26.
Guam - The Guam Department of Education (“GDOE”) has announced that the after school program at participating elementary schools will begin on Monday August 26. The program is scheduled to run after school until 5:00 PM, and registration packets and payment documents can be picked up at the schools.
The fees for the program are $100 per student each quarter.
GDOE is currently aligning all curriculum and instructional programs to support the goal of ensuring that all students graduate from high school College and Career Ready. As a result, GDOE has submitted a project application to the United States Department of Education (“USDOE”) that will transition the traditional Department of Education Extended Day (“DEED”) program to the new After School Program for Instructional Remediation and Enrichment (“ASPIRE”).
In order to ensure that services are not interrupted during this transition, GDOE will begin the school year with the DEED program. Over the course of the next few weeks, while awaiting final approval from USDOE, GDOE will be working on finalizing the ASPIRE guidelines and requirements. Throughout this process, stakeholders will be kept informed of any major changes that may occur.
ASPIRE is a supplemental instructional program that offers both advanced instruction and remediation in the areas of English Language Arts, Math and other selected subjects after regular school hours. It is similar to the DEED program in that it takes place after school, but now has a more explicit focus on extended academics related to the Common Core State Standards and activities that take place during the regular school day. The intent is to have planned and specific
instruction for both students who need additional instruction to catch up or those who would like more advanced work.
Rest assured that we are working to make the transition to this new program as seamless as possible for all involved including students, parents and teachers! If you have any questions or concerns at this time, please contact your respective school administrator or coordinator.