Sergio Paez serves as a human resources director with Leominster Public Schools. Having dedicated his life to cultivating excellence in the field of education, Sergio Paez is passionate about Advanced Placement (AP) programs.
AP programs usually start during a student’s junior or senior year, though some schools will have limited offerings at lower grade levels. These courses consist of college-level subject material in a given field and prepare students for College Board exams that test subject material competency. AP courses are more rigorous and demanding than a school’s non-AP courses, and can even lead to scholarship opportunities.
In addition, AP courses provide college credit, accepted at most regionally accredited colleges and universities. Students who have already shown aptitude in a given field thrive in AP classes, while students who are pressured to participate in AP courses for subjects they do not do well in often fail the exams. Students do best when they strike a healthy balance between regular and AP courses, avoiding both boredom and excessive difficulty.
YMCA of Central Massachusetts
A graduate of Boston College with a doctorate of education in school administration, Sergio Paez has served as an educator and administrator in several districts in Massachusetts, including Holyoke Public Schools and Worcester Public Schools. Sergio Paez has also donated to local charitable organizations, including the YMCA of Central Massachusetts (located in Worcester), which holds numerous programs for children, including several summer programs.
The YMCA of Central Massachusetts will run a preschool summer program for children from 2.9 years old through kindergarten from June 19 through August 25, 2017. In addition to offering an exploration-based developmental curriculum designed to meet each child’s needs, the camp will give children the opportunity to develop a strong sense of self and participate in fun activities, including gym time, swimming, and outdoor play. The camp will run from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. from Monday through Friday, and the price for the weekly program is $200.
During the same dates, the YMCA will also run its Voyager Camp for 5- and 6-year-old children. The camp will include a number of age-appropriate activities, from group games and singing to cooking projects and arts and crafts. The price per participant is $225.