|Catalina Foothills School District’s commitment to 21st Century Learning continues after school with Community Schools’ elementary programs.
Afterschool enrichment opportunities include special activities and classes for students on early release days. Afterschool classes and camps extend into the later afternoon hours to broaden lifelong learning options for students in kindergarten through fifth grade.
Special programs through Community Schools serve as avenues for learning new skills and experiencing meaningful activities during school vacations and weekends.
Online Registration Opens March 7, 8am
UA Sky Center at Mt. Lemmon----Fee: $75
Spend a day on Mt. Lemmon with University of Arizona graduate students! We will be using the unique “sky island” environment in the Catalina Mountains to explore a variety of science based projects. Please be prepared for cold weather and bring a sack lunch and a water bottle.
Postal History Foundation and UA Tree Ring Lab--- Fee: $45
We’re going back in time! Join us as we take a visit to the Postal History Foundation for an in-depth tour filled with activities to teach us about how our mail travels around the world! We will tour the old Naco Post Office from the 1890's, sort mail, hunt through the treasure chest for old stamps, and watch a video on the history of stamps and how the modern stamps are designed. We'll also have the chance to design our own postcard, address it, and mail it in the working post office. Following we will head to the UA’s Tree Ring lab for a docent-led lab tour, a lesson in dendrochronology and some hands on activities to test our new knowledge. Please send your child with a sack lunch and an address to mail their postcard to.
Arizona Science Center in Phoenix -- Fee: $65--- Fee: $60
Enjoy four floors of science at the Arizona Science Center in Phoenix. Learn about electricity, outer space and the human body. all while having fun. The science center offers a vast array of hands-on and interactive exhibits that kids of all ages will love! We will walk through their 4-D traveling multi-sensory cinematic exhibit, Planet Shank. Please bring a sack lunch and water bottle.
COMMUNITY SCHOOLS PROGRAMS
Valley View Early Learning Center
Esperero Canyon Activities
Orange Grove Activities
High School Activities
Summer Camp Foothills
Foothills Philharmonic Orchestra