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Registration for Trimester 3 After School Remote Programs is open!

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Thank you for your patience as we adapt our enrichment programs to the world of remote learning! It is our commitment at Acera to continue to bring hands-on, highly engaging learning experiences that promote creativity and problem solving, as we have always done.

We are thrilled to share with you our new remote after school (3:30-5:30) enrichment schedule, and would love for your child(ren) to join us! You’ll notice that we have some brand new offerings, some that are modifications of existing classes, and some that are essentially the same. All classes will be kept small to ensure an effective student/teacher ratio and to optimize student engagement. We invite you to use this form to opt into the remote versions of classes you’ve already signed up for, or to try out a new class! Priority for limited seats in remote classes will be given to students already enrolled, and remaining slots will be given to other families as they are available.

Enrollment fees you’ve already paid will allow us to continue compensating our valued part-time staff during this uncertain time. Classes can only run if there are enough students signed up to cover costs, so we are hopeful that you’ll continue to support and participate in our vibrant after school community!

Pricing

The cost for our afternoon programs is $30 per day per child. 9 week classes are $270, 10 week classes are $300, 11 week classes are $330, and 13 week classes are $390 per trimester. 

 

MONDAY

Live Action Role Play Adventure Program (10+)
Have you ever wanted to seek treasure and uncover the secrets of the world? Battle brutal bandits, gruesome goblins, and deadly dragons? Find your way through the dungeon and claim the ancient treasure? Now you can in an interactive world of live-action roleplay (LARP). In a one-of-a-kind experience, you will explore community, art and self-discovery by becoming your own personal hero at the Zelmore Heroes Academy! You will learn a hero’s values, perspectives, and discipline as you adventure through the fantastic world of Etheraz from a new and unexplored area in the story’s world. Through themed games, art projects, and interactive theater, we will create a world of wonder, go on fantastic adventures, and discover magical mysteries. Led by LARP Adventure Program.

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Science Investigators (7-10)
Scientists are learners, observers, analysts, and explorers! Students will engage in inquiry-based investigations of complex scientific phenomena, using their senses and critical thinking skills to observe and describe their discoveries. Each trimester, we will dive into a different corner of scientific investigation: chemistry, biology, physics, and ecology. There is no prior knowledge of science needed, just a passion for the subject matter! Instructor: Acera Staff

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Movie Making with Miniatures (5+)

Imagine, design, and build your own “miniature movie set,” and then create an original movie using your toy figures, puppets, and stuffed animals!

Fitness at Acera: International Dance (6-9) New in Trimester 3!

Explore the vibrant and diverse languages of dance in this taste tester class! Journey from Bhutanese, Russian, and Latin dance to ballet, hip-hop, modern dance, and more. Learn along the way what dances speak to you most and how this helps you understand your unique self and what you want to express and share with the world. These classes will include learning choreography, creating your own choreography as well as improvisational, exploratory movement.

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Homework Help

Work on your distance learning assignments with supportive teachers and tutors.

TUESDAY

Table Top Role Play/D&D (10+)
Create a character and dive into the game of Dungeons and Dragons, as we work together to solve mysteries, slay horrible beasts, and tell a fantastic story together. Experienced and new players are always welcome, as each story is new and unique, and designed to fit the characters and their players. (Accepts drop-ins/late pick-up) Instructor: Vered Brooks, MS1 Co-Core Teacher
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Programming and LEGO Clubhouse (7+)
Grow your creative coding skills using Scratch and LEGO. Instructor: David Alsdorf, Acera Technology Specialist

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Songwriting (7+)
Make your own original songs with Mr. Dylan! Instructor: Dylan Foley, Acera songwriting teacher, instrument maker, and tinkerer

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3D Fantastical Creations (4-8)

Where would the Loch Ness Monster sleep? What kind of furniture would a troll have? In this hands-on class, kids create three-dimensional sets for animals, goblins, and fairies where fantastical drama unfolds! Miniature in scale, our dioramas will be contained in boxes of different styles and sizes, and will be transformed using a combination of hand-made and pre-made elements including clay, paint, paper, moss, twigs, and much more! In later trimesters, we will focus on a spectrum of hand-made toys, including marble labyrinths, “thaumatrope” animations, and mini-soccer fields. Instructor: Camila Garcia Enriquez, Acera Integrated Arts Specialist

This class is currently full for Trimester 3; please choose this class on the registration form to be added to the waiting list.

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WEDNESDAY

 

Cooking: Art, Science & Culture (7-10)
How does what we eat reflect who we are? Why do some cultures eat with chopsticks, others on banana leaves? Through a tour of food history, geography, and biology, deepen your knowledge and skills in the kitchen! Each class will explore concepts through hands-on cooking classes, ending in taste testing. Instructor: Dylan Foley, Acera songwriting teacher and cooking enthusiast

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Photoshop Pros (7-10)
What stories can be told with an altered image? From photojournalism to science, silly animations to graphic design, photo editing is a useful tool across the board. Using GIMP and Photoshop, you’ll learn the basics and have the chance to create the extraordinary! Instructor: Acera Staff

This class is currently full. Please choose this class on the registration form to be added to the waiting list.

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Theater: Onstage and Offstage

Hone your performance skills while also exploring backstage elements of theater, such as prop and costume making! Instructor: Vanessa Roman, Theater Teacher

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SEEDS: Electronics, Robotics, an Computational Art (8-12)

Budding artists, curious scientists, and enthusiastic engineers – unleash creativity and explore design skills from your in-home SEEDS StudioLab!

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THURSDAY

 

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Homework Help (10+)

The primary purpose is writing coaching and support; however, if your student has homework that they are struggling to keep up with, this is an opportunity to dig in with knowledgeable coaches in a calm environment. Open to Middle School students only. Instructor: Vered Brooks, MS1 Core Teacher

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Model UN Club  (10+)

Explore the big challenges of our time and open up your mind as an emerging world citizen. Engage in deep discussions about current events. Get exposure to primary sources and formative ideas in the political science, governmental, historical and philosophical landscape. Each trimester, participate in Model UN conferences in which you take on the perspective and voice of different countries, focusing on current issues. Through this experience, come to understand historical perspectives on the relationships between nations, their different beliefs and viewpoints, and broaden your perspective on the world. Develop your communication, writing and leadership skills through the Model UN Conference experience! (Registration cost includes one conference per trimester)

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Programming and LEGO Clubhouse (7+)
Grow your creative coding skills using Scratch and LEGO. Instructor: David Alsdorf, Acera Technology Specialist

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Photoshop Pros (7-10)
What stories can be told with an altered image? From photojournalism to science, silly animations to graphic design, photo editing is a useful tool across the board. Using GIMP and Photoshop, you’ll learn the basics and have the chance to create the extraordinary! Instructor: Acera Staff

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Cooperative Storytelling (4-8)
Let’s team up and make stories together! Scary stories, silly stories, faery tales, etc…Using collaborative games that will inspire us and help us practice teamwork. Instructor: Dylan Foley, Acera songwriting teacher and creative storyteller!

This class is currently full for Trimester 3; please choose this class on the registration form to be added to the waiting list.

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FRIDAY

Roleplaying Club (5+)

Team up with your friends to explore new imaginary worlds in this roleplaying club!

 

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REGISTER

Registration for the 2019-20 school year is now open!

You can browse each weekday’s offerings on this page, and register for one or more after school programs via our registration form!