SUMMER DAY PROGRAM FAQs

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  1. What is the primary focus of the program? The Maryland STEM Program is an educational program that focuses on Math, English Language Arts (ELA), STEM, and Arts & Crafts.

  2. Is the program similar to school? The structure of the program consistently parallels a traditional school setting.

  3. How long is the program? The program is available 9 weeks from June 22, 2020 to August 21, 2020.

  4. Does my student have to attend every week? Students do not have to attend every week.

  5. How old do students have to be in order to be in the program? We accept students entering grades K thru 7 for the 2020 - 2021 school year. The student must be five years old by the first day they attend the program.

  6. How many students are in a group? The students are grouped in 3 groups of 10 students (per teacher) according to grade level and/or maturity level.

  7. How long has the program been open? The summer program has operated 5 summers. The company opened Fall 2014.

  8. Is there are registration fee? The program has a registration fee of $125.

  9. What does the registration fee cover? The registration fee covers the student's application fee, STEM T-shirt, and all materials for the educational component of the program.

  10. How can I reserve my student’s space in the program? The registration fee and contract reserves a student's place in the program.

  11. How many students do you accept? We only accept 30 students.

  12. How do I know if you are still accepting students? If the registration form is still posted online, we are still accepting students.

  13. Are there any field trips? We offer field trips every Wednesday for an additional fee.

  14. Is the program ever closed? No. We are open every weekday during the summer program.

  15. Does my student have to attend all field trips? No.

  16. Can a students still attend the program on the day of a field trip if they are not attending the field trip? No, all students in attendance on a Wednesday must pay to attend the field trip.

  17. Does the program provide lunch or snacks? The program does provides snacks (i.e. fruit snacks daily, cupcakes on Wednesdays, a slice of pizza on Fridays).

  18. Do the students have access to a microwave? The students will have access to a microwave.

  19. Can I use Uber Eats or a similar program for lunch? Yes, the parent must communicate with the driver to arrange for the drop off of the lunch at the program’s front door.

  20. What happens if my student does not bring lunch? Lunch will be provided for the student at the parent’s expense up to $10; parents will incur a $5 service fee per lunch.

  21. What are the hours of the program? The program hours are 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Students may arrive any time unless they are attending a field trip.

  22. Is there a late pickup fee? Parents will be charged a fee of $1 per minute for late pickup.

  23. What type of students are accepted in the program? The program accepts all students regardless of ability levels. However, students must have the ability to work in group settings and individually.

  24. Can my student be dismissed from the program? Students whose conduct disrupts the learning environment or interferes with safety will be dismissed from the program without a refund. If a student is dismissed from the program, the payee is still obligated to fulfill their financial contract.

  25. Where will the program be held? The summer program will be held at 6314 Windsor Mill Road, Suite 110, Baltimore, MD 21207.

  26. Is the program air conditioned? The program facility is air conditioned. We advise parents to leave a sweater at the program for the duration of the program.

  27. Does my student have to go outside? All students must be able to participate in outdoor activities. Students will not be allowed to remain at the facility during outdoor play.

  28. Can my student bring a device? Students will have access to Wi-Fi and they are encouraged to bring their own devices. Maryland STEM Program is not responsible for any devices owned by students brought to the program.

  29. Can my student bring toys? Yes, the items must be able to fit in a 12 in. x 12 in. x 12 in. bin.

  30. Do you accommodate students with IEPs or 504 plans? Yes and No. If your student needs an accommodation that does necessarily require a staff member to implement the accommodation and it does not disrupt the other students, then your student would likely still benefit from our program. Examples include stress ball or quiet stress item, special seating provided by the parent, extra time, a calculator provided by the parent, quick reminder to get back on track, etc. If your student needs an accommodation that requires a staff member to implement the accommodation, then your student would likely not benefit from our program, etc. Examples include one-on-one assistance beyond 5 minutes during a 30 minute class block when given whole group instruction, more than one redirection in a 30 minute class block, special attention longer than 5 minutes due to disruptive behaviors occurring more than twice per day, etc.