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Try It Out Week is back October 26-30

By September 25, 2020March 29th, 2023No Comments
Kids can try out virtual classes in programming, robotics, role play, and the arts for just $10/day

Is your child passionate about programming, science, or role-playing games? Curious about cooking, robotics, or the arts?

During the week of October 26-30, they can “try it out” for just $10 per day in one of Acera School’s expanded-enrollment after school Enrichment classes. In this special Enrichment Programs week, the K-9th grade nonprofit STEM school is expanding class sizes and reducing class price, allowing kids to try something new without committing to a full, multi-week program. 

Classes include perennial favorites like Science Investigators, Creative Computing, and Model UN, as well as brand now offerings Language is Power and Fuzzy Smart Friends. Acera’s virtual after school enrichment programs run from 3:30 to 5:30pm for kids ages 5 and up. A full list of classes, as well as a registration form, is online at

“Our programs are designed to be hands-on and fun, tapping into a child’s innate creativity and curiosity,” said school director and founder Courtney Dickinson of Winchester. “‘Try it Out’ week is a great opportunity to expose children to science and technology, and might even uncover a passion they didn’t know they had.”

Acera: The Massachusetts School of Science, Creativity, and Leadership, is a Winchester-based non-profit STEAM school serving high-ability students in grades K-9. Founded in 2010, Acera engages students in individualized, inquiry-based learning that is designed around their passions and aligned with their own abilities. The school’s approach encourages children to think in broad new ways about the challenges they see and apply core capacities — such as systems thinking and perspective taking — to real-world problems.

In addition to K-9th grade education and daily after-school enrichment programs, Acera offers February, April, and summer vacation camps. Parents who want to learn more about Acera can join our virtual Parent Information Session on October 8 or visit