Aligning course offering with the needs and desires of the community is an ongoing project. In some cases the challenge is to offer classes in afterschool that expand on the strengths of the school…an art class (with 80 minute blocks of time) can allow a child who is learning to draw, the time and quiet and support to take that interest further.
We host “back to school night” every single day. Working parents who can’t pick their child up at 3 p.m. can pick them up at 5:40 p.m. This is actually a really big deal. Parents can meet and speak with other parents that they would never see otherwise.
A number of our instructors are daytime teachers, paraprofessionals, or assistant teachers. Teaching in afterschool allows them to work in small groups with children who are interested in a specific topic.