WTEF enhances the health, safety and academic performance of elementary school students every school year. We provide academic, tennis, and life skills instruction to students after school within schools in Washington, DC’s under-resourced neighborhoods. We provide a healthy snack as and if needed. AACP runs currently within DCPS/DCPCS school calendars between September and June. The AACP curriculum challenges students through individual and team competitions which enhance, rather than duplicate, how they learn during the school day. 

 

 Summary of Academic Core Curriculum

 The AACP academic component is taught by DC Public and Public Charter School teachers within schools where AACP operates. The teachers are provided with guidance and support to deliver an educational component that is in concert with the student’s grade appropriate curricula. The AACP teacher is familiar with students both through the program as well as through the regular school day.

Academic Core Curriculum is 4 hours per week and consist generally of the following:

  • Homework assistance, tutoring and mentoring

  • Implement AACP academic curriculum. Prepare students for the AACP Academic & Life-Skills Skit Competitions

 

During the weeks prior to the competitions, teachers help students prepare for Academic Competitions by reviewing AACP curriculum and choosing themes/practicing skits for the Life-Skills Skit Competition.  

Academic Competitions for schools are arranged between October through January and teams comprised of students from AACP schools compete multiple times before a panel of judges accumulating points for each victory. Those teams with the most points advance to semi-final and final competitions.

Life-Skills Skit Competition

Following the Academic Competitions, AACP schools participate in the WTEF’s Life-Skills Skit Competition February through March. Student discussion groups will write and perform 15-20 minute skits with each student getting a speaking part around themes that are community or school related.

Tennis Portion

  • Taught by WTEF certified coaches 4 hours per week

  • Coaches utilize Net Generation appropriate level curriculum developed by the United States Tennis Association (USTA) and its partners focus on play, skill and character development

  • Coaches prepare students for Team Tennis competitions April through June where the undefeated advance to playoffs. Overall champion determined in June based on results in all three categories which include Academic & Life-Skills.

West Campus

5220 16th Street NW

Washington, DC 20011

Contact Us

Tel: 202-291-9888

Email: wtef@wtef.org

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East Campus

200 Stoddert Place SE

Washington, DC 20019