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AIP offers Frederick students a range of programs and activities for the non-school hours. These services support students’ academic, social, and emotional success. We also bring many outside partners into the school to provide additional opportunities and services for our students. In addition, AIP coordinates programs provided by Frederick School staff and teachers during non-school hours. In short, we work hand-in-hand with the Frederick School to create a comprehensive or “full-service” school that supports our children in many ways.
To view a sample week’s schedule of all the full-service activities that AIP operates or coordinates, click here.
AIP Programs at the Frederick
Frederick School Program Forms and Documents
AIP collaborates closely with families. Families are welcome to visit our programs at any time. We also encourage you to call or email us with questions, concerns, ideas, or feedback. When AIP and families communicate regularly, you will learn a lot about your child’s academic progress and school behavior, how your child is doing socially, and ways that you can help your child. We will share with you what we have learned about your child’s strengths and challenges. We learn from parents the best ways to support each child in working toward his/her potential. Families help AIP staff to understand their children. Families help us to do our job. It is important that we get to know you and that we hear from you.
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The quality of our programs is a reflection of the quality of our staff. AIP’s programming at the Frederick is led by a Master’s-level social worker who, as part of AIP’s lead agency full-service school partner role, also coordinates all out-of-school time programming and multiple school partnerships at the Frederick. She also serves as the school’s Lead Social Work Facilitator. In addition, the AIP Program Coordinator at the Frederick is a seasoned professional with a decade of youth experience. AIP’s tutors are all certified teachers from the Frederick School. Our direct-service staff (activity leaders before school, after school, on Saturdays, and in the Summer) are a talented, mature, motivated and motivating group of young adults who serve as excellent role models and mentors to our students. All staff members receive extensive training—a minimum of 75 hours of professional development each year. In addition, our social work intern, volunteers, and high school-aged peer leaders bring fresh ideas, new skills and supports, and many opportunities for our students to develop caring relationships with older mentors.
All AIP Afterschool and Summer program direct-service staff at the Frederick are age 21 or older, are in college or have recently graduated, and come to us with prior experience working with youth. Most are people of color with backgrounds similar to those of our students. They work at AIP’s Frederick School programs because they are very committed to “giving back” to young people from the community. Many live in the same neighborhood as the school. Our low staff turnover rate speaks to the quality of our program and our staff, and of their commitment to the Frederick’s students. At least 50% of our ASPIRE (school year) staff stay with us after the end of the school year, to work in our Summer program. Many come back multiple years.
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ASPIRE Therapeutic Afterschool Program
Our afterschool program is the cornerstone of our programming at the Frederick, serving 65 students four afternoons a week with a blend of emotional support, academics, socializing, and fun.
This is an informal drop-in program for students who want some time before school to do homework, meet with a tutor, play basketball or chess, or engage in other recreational or educational activities.
Afterschool Clubs and Activities
Every afternoon at the Frederick, students can attend a variety of clubs, sports teams, tutoring sessions, or other fun activities. These programs are run in the school, for the school, by many outside partners and by different members of the Frederick School faculty.
The Summer Spot
Our summer program for Frederick students runs all day long in July and August.
Students come to the Frederick on Saturdays during the school year for a full day of academics and fun recreational activities.
Supplemental Educational Services
Tutoring with Frederick teachers during AIP’s afterschool and Saturday programs, organized and coordinated by AIP staff.
Connecting With Care: Grove Hall School-Community Mental Health Partnership
Full-time CWC mental health clinicians work in a number of schools in the Dorchester/Roxbury area during the school day, providing one-on-one and group counseling and other mental health supports. The Frederick School serves as the hub of Connecting With Care services and as the site of the Connecting With Care Evening Family Clinic.
AIP provides home-based Multisystemic Therapy treatment for youth from the Frederick with histories of significant anti-social behaviors.
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You can download a variety of forms, documents, and manuals from our different programs through this website. Please click on the document you’d like to view.
ASPIRE Afterschool Program:
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- To read more about our Frederick School partnership, click here.
- Go to www.lgfnet.org to keep up-to-date on what is happening at the Frederick School,