Renaissance E.M.S. also has a basketball program and provides academic tutoring and SAT preparation. Renaissance wants to improve its SAT preparation program, which is held for 30 hours on Saturdays from September–November. Renaissance believes that the program does not have enough sessions to positively impact participants’ SAT scores. Renaissance plans to hire A-List Education to conduct four sessions (fall and spring) of formal SAT preparation over the course of two school years. A-List Education will also train key Renaissance staff and volunteers to be certified SAT tutors. These tutors will provide extra academic support during the week and will develop an in-house SAT preparation program.
Renaissance E.M.S. provides music instruction and musical instruments to 23 schools in the Bronx and offers an after-school program at its center in the South Bronx.