Unlock Your Child’s Potential with Acera School Enrichment
Acera School Enrichment offers after school programs that foster curiosity, creativity, and critical thinking in children ages 5 and older. Our expert educators provide hands-on experiences and skill-building opportunities that help children reach their full potential.
Acera After School Enrichment 2023-2024
On our enrichment portal, parents and students can browse classes, access full class descriptions, and register.
All of Acera’s After School programs meet once per week from 3:30-5:30pm and are offered on a trimester basis. Unless otherwise noted on CampBrain, classes will be offered in all trimesters.
In the 2023-24 school year, the schedule of trimesters is as follows:
Trimester 1 – September 5 through November 21
Trimester 2 – November 28 through March 8
Trimester 3 – March 13 through June 7
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”This was an amazing new learning experience with very engaging instructors!
Junior Role Playing Games (ages 5-8)
LARP: Fairies, Trolls & More (ages 5-8)
Dungeons & Dragons Role Play (ages 10-14)
Introduction to Theater Arts (ages 9-14)
LARP Games (ages 9-14)
Forts, Fantasy & Friends (ages 5-8)
LARP Quests (ages 9-14)
STEM Soccer & Basketball (ages 7 -10)
STEM Soccer & Basketball (ages 5 -8)
Fall Soccer Clinic @ Teamworks (ages 7-12)
Trail Running (ages 12+)
Ultimate Frisbee (ages 9-14)
Adventures in Fiber Arts (ages 7-10)
Nature Through the Five Senses (ages 5-8)
Paper Arts (ages 5-8)
Experiments in Arts (ages 5-8)
Electronic Arts (ages 9-12)
Sewing Arts (ages 9-12)
Creative Computing & Robotics Club (ages 8-11)
Stop Motion Animation (ages 7-10)
Electronics & Coding with Arduino (ages 8-11)
LEGO Spike Prime Robotics (ages 5-12)
Junior Engineering Design Challenges (ages 5-8)
Digital Modeling, Simulation & Fabrication (ages 8-11)
Woodworking (ages 8-17)
Ecology (ages 9-14)
Science Investigators (ages 5-7)
Our Enrichment Programs offer a variety of opportunities for kids to explore their interests, learn new skills, and develop their talents.
- Junior Role Playing Games, ages 5-8
- Adventures in Fiber Arts, ages 7-10
- NEW! STEM Soccer & Basketball, ages 7-10
- Creative Computing & Robotics, ages 8-11
- NEW! Ecology, ages 9-14
- Dungeons & Dragons Role Play, ages 10-14
- Nature Through the Five Senses, ages 5-8
- NEW! Science Investigators, ages 5-7
- Kids in the Kitchen, ages 7-10
- NEW! Fall Soccer Clinic, ages 7-12
- Live Action Role Play (LARP) Games, ages 7-14
- NEW! Introduction to Electronics & Physical Computing, ages 10-14
- Junior Engineering Design Challenges, ages 5-8
- Paper Arts, ages 5-8
- Kids in the Kitchen, ages 7-10
- NEW! Digital Modeling, Simulation & Fabrication, ages 8-11
- Intro to Woodworking, ages 8-11
- NEW! LEGO Spike Prime Robotics, ages 9-12
- NEW! Introduction to Theater Arts, ages 9-14
- LARP Foundations, ages 9-14
- NEW! Trail Hiking, ages 9-14
- NEW! Macrame, ages 7-10
- NEW! LARP Fantasy Quests, ages 5-8
- Experiments in Art, ages 5-8
- NEW! LEGO Spike Prime Robotics, ages 5-8
- Stop Motion Animation, ages 7-10
- Electronic Arts, ages 9-12
- Sewing Arts, ages 9-12
- Model UN Club, ages 10+
- Study Hall & Screen-free Hangout, ages 10+
- Intermediate & Advanced Woodworking Studio, ages 10-17
- Forts, Fantasy & Friends, ages 5-8
- Science Investigators, ages 8-11
- NEW! LARP Quests, ages 9-14
- NEW! Ultimate Frisbee, ages 9-14
- NEW! Electronics & Coding with Arduino
Our Cancellation Policy is as follows: for class cancellations 2 weeks prior to the start date, we will provide a refund, less 15% to cover administrative & credit card processing costs. Alternatively, you may transfer enrollment to any other program at no charge. After 2 weeks, only transfers are available, not refunds.
No refund or reduction in fees is possible for a child who arrives late, leaves early, or attends part of a session due to illness (other than hospital stay). The cost for our afternoon programs is $45 per day.
Bus transportation is available from Winchester Public Schools. Winchester Public School buses run from Lincoln, Lynch, McCall and Muraco Schools to Acera’s After School programs upon request. Please list Acera as your After School Program bus stop on the transportation application.
Health, dismissal, technology rentals and other required forms will be requested electronically after your online registration has been processed. New students will have to provide all forms, returning students will only be asked for updated forms as needed.
Once a session is fully enrolled, students can choose to be waitlisted. You can pick another session at the same time and switch should a slot become available; or just be waitlisted. When we begin a waitlist, we will do our best to find an instructor to increase the class size.
Limited financial aid is available and awarded based on demonstrated need. Please download the Reed Hollett Scholarship Application form, or email us at email@example.com to request an application.
“The Stop Motion class was great and really captured my son’s interest! He has continued making stop motion movies with his LEGOs.”
“My child was deeply engaged and happy in all his classes, but he particularly was excited about Lions, Tigers & Robots. He just loved making things that moved!”
“My child raves about this class. Mr. Yonatan was the best teacher and they loved reading philosophy and talking about ideas.”
“My child loved the cooking class with Mr. Dylan and became quite confident in the kitchen!”
“This was an amazing new learning experience with very engaging instructors!”
“There was lots of character concept discussion, graphic design of characters, and getting ideas from other students’ work.”
“This class was really valuable to keeping my child engaged with group learning and creative thinking.”
Engineering, Woodshop, & Math Specialist Teacher
Josh studied and trained as a civil engineer for more than fifteen years prior to changing careers to teaching in 2014. After graduating with dual degrees from University of Notre Dame in 1996, he worked as an engineer in contaminated groundwater assessment and remediation in the San Francisco Bay area.
Computer Science & Game Design Specialist Teacher
Maker Space & Physics Specialist Teacher
With a background in physics and pedagogy, Alison uses her mad science skills for good, not evil. Having taught science and project-based engineering her whole career, she loves empowering students to hack, tinker, build, repurpose, explore, and invent all kinds of things, but definitely NOT robots that could take over the world.
Visual Arts Specialist Teacher
Camila joined Acera after completing her Ed.M. from Harvard’s Graduate School of Education. Before finding her calling as a teacher, Camila lived and worked in Havana, Cuba as a full-time visual artist. In her free time, Camila enjoys to read, draw, watch films and cook.
Environmental Science Enrichment Specialist
Science, Robotics, & Engineering Specialist
Jonathan has taught science, engineering, and arts at all levels, including at Weston Middle School, The Driscoll School in Brookline, the MIT Edgerton Center, the Rashi School, and various summer programs. Prior to working in education, he was a hospital clinical engineer for many years. He is also adjunct faculty in education for American International College.
Details about our Snack Program
If you’ve enrolled your child in our Snack Program, we’re delighted to offer them two snacks during the 3-3:30 PM time slot. We have a wide range of options to choose from, including Pirate’s Booty, SunChips, Garden Veggie Straws, PopCorners – Popped Corn Chips for the chip option, and Bare Baked Crunchy Fruit Snack, Wellesley Farms Chocolate Chip Granola Bar, Welch’s Fruit Snacks, GoGo SqueeZ Organic Applesauce for the smaller side snack. Rest assured, we have gluten-free options available. We’ll be rotating to new snacks every 2-3 weeks, so your child will always have something new to look forward to. To learn more or to register firstname.lastname@example.org.
We believe that every child is a unique and creative individual with unlimited potential. Our mission is to provide after school programs that foster curiosity, creativity, and critical thinking skills in a fun and engaging way. We are committed to creating a safe and inclusive environment where kids can explore their passions and discover their strengths.