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The mission of the After School Academy is to improve student achievement by inspiring creativity, promoting team work, and providing a fun, safe, and supportive place for students to be after school. Read more
The mission of the After School Academy is to improve student achievement by inspiring creativity, promoting team work, and providing a fun, safe, and supportive place for students to be after school.
The After School Academy was established in the fall of 2008 to provide a high quality after school program for students in East Palo Alto's Ravenswood City School District. The After School Academy is partnered with Costaño: Home of the 49ers, a K-8 school.
Our elementary program has three components: literacy support, homework help, and enrichment. Our middle school program has two: homework help and project-based enrichment. Providing middle school students with engaging and meaningful enrichment is essential to creating a strong program. That is why our staff has worked to create quarterly clubs that run for two hours a day, five days a week. These nine week clubs have a project based curriculum where students are expected to create a project plan, implement the plan, and have something to perform, show, or celebrate at the end of the nine weeks. Some of the clubs we offer include: Girls and Boys Athletics, 8-80 Media Team, Youth and Community Service, Girl's TV, Choir, Yearbook, Cooking, Art, and Gardening.