Our mission at HTASC is to provide an after-school program that facilitates academic success, develops strong character and creates independent thinkers
with a love of learning.
o Our Core Values at HTASC:
§ All children are capable of learning.
§ Children learn at different rates using different talents and strategies.
§ “Character” can be taught.
§ When children are aware of expectations and consequences, they make better decisions.
§ Strong connections between school, home and after-school program optimizes student growth.
§ All children are able to set and meet personal goals.
§ Fostering curiosity is an excellent strategy in teaching.
o Our Goals at HTASC:
§ Students will complete daily homework assignments.
§ Student will be exposed to a variety of learning opportunities.
§ Students will demonstrate respect towards adults, peers and property.
§ Students will experience lessons and activities that build on their interests and strengths.
§ Students will be taught using differentiated instruction.
§ Students will develop a love of learning.
§ Students will develop independent learning skills.
§ Students will receive support for emotional learning.
§ Students will learn to advocate for themselves.
§ Students will become aware of individual differences in themselves and others and be tolerant of those differences.
§ Students will learn to express themselves appropriately.
§ Students will learn to be resilient when faced with adversity or challenges.
o Our Vision at HTASC:
§ A community where children’s lives are enriched as they explore their world and feel comfortable and confident in working to reach their fullest potential.
Harriet Tubman Academic Skills Center
21 Williams Street
Poughkeepsie, New York