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2101 E. River Road | Tucson, AZ 85718
Phone: 520-209-7551 | Fax: 520-209-7575
Office Hours: 8:30am - 5:00pm
CARE: 520-209-7548



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SITE LEAD: Ashley Glaser 209-7814

Early Release
After School
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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.

Enrichment Classes
Fourth Quarter Registration opens Friday, March 8 at 8:30am.

Early Release Wednesdays

Art Naturally: Claws and Paws     Grades: K-5      Fee $229

Explore the exciting world of animal art! This session will incorporate elements of storytelling and conservation, while understanding the natural world and the importance of protecting and preserving it. Students will be encouraged to express their own unique ideas while developing their artistic skills in a supportive and inclusive environment.

Capoeira Mandinga: Afro-Brazilian Martial Arts     Grades: 1-5      Fee $169

Learn Capoeira, a unique flowing, beautiful, dance-like Afro-Brazilian martial art, with Capoeira Mandinga Tucson. Learn kicks, escapes, and cool moves that build mind and body strength, flexibility, and agility. Students will also learn percussion rhythms and songs (in Portuguese) that drive the energy of the Capoeira game. Capoeira increases balance, creative problem solving, and confidence. Instructors: Mestra Luar do Sertão is the highest level Capoeira master in Arizona. Monitor Pinga Fogo has trained Capoeira for over 15 years.

Code Ninja: 3D Design and Print     Grades: 3-5    Fee: $286

Students will explore 3D modeling and printing using Tinkercad. They will code their own custom models, including working bubble wands, keychains, and more! Along the way, they will learn tips, techniques, and best practices for exciting explorations in 3D modeling and printing.

Crazy Critters   Grades: K-5    Fee: $149      

Get up close with and learn all about a new group of animals this quarter when Tucson Petting Zoo brings tortoises, rabbits, birds, bugs, oh my! Take part in crafts and activities related to learning about these fascinating creatures!

Rockin' Robots      Grades: 2-5    Fee: $257

Rockets are back! And Mr. Bob of Why Things Fly will be there to help you sore to great heights with a classic Estes model rocket that you will build yourself and launch multiple times over the coming weeks. This is a great introduction into the fun flying hobby of model rocketry. Spaces are limited.

TGA - Cheer    Grades: K-5      Fee: $234

Discover how fun and exciting cheerleading can be! Coaches will lead students through drill and activities to build their skills in tumbling,stunting, choreography, motions, jumps and performance. Students will also partake in labs to explore concepts like gravity, balance and aerodynamics in cheerleading.

TGA Golf    Grades: K-5      Fee: $234

Tee it up with Teach, Grow, Achieve (TGA), a national after-school sports enrichment program. TGA's five-level program brings the golf course to you. Have fun learning the techniques of golf! Great for beginners as well as experienced golfers.

Webby Dance: Dance/Gymnastic/Yoga     Grades: K-2     Fee: $236

We will introduce each child to the fundamentals of dance, gymnastics & yoga! While exploring a new theme each week, our combination classes offer a wide variety of skills. End of quarter performances will be held for families!

Yo - Yo's    Grades: 2-5    Fee: $143

Come and learn hand eye coordination with Build a Skill Yoyo! Students will build their own yo-yo’s, learn tricks and more. Instructor, Jess Gracia, has been teaching yoyo skills to large groups of students for over 15+ years. Students will be taking home two different yo-yos in this class.

Young Rembrandts: Elementary and Cartoon Drawing    Grades:    Fee: $240

This winter, Young Rembrandts artists are in for a treat with a lineup of ALL NEW drawing lessons. From a vibrant pop art dog to fascinating art history and a powerful unicorn, there's so much to learn and love. We prioritize proper technique and excellent color selection in every lesson. Your child will not only enhance their skills but also have a blast personalizing cool drawings like soccer players, and robots. Waste no time and enroll your child today to unleash their artistic potential!

After School Classes 3:00 - 4:30 unless noted


Chess: Instructional    Grades: K-5     Fee: $91     3:00-4:00pm

No prior experience is needed. Chess has been proven to enhance academic achievement and is a skill that will last a lifetime. Instructor, Ken Larsen, is a competitive chess player and instructor.

Chess: Tournament   Grades: K-5     Fee: $91     4:00-5:00pm

For the chess player who is interested in building skills in tournament play. Students build strategy and play games. Opportunities for optional weekend tournaments. Taught by instructor Ken Larsen.


KidStage presents:  WONKA!   Grades: 2-5      Fee: $180

Mr. Willy Wonka is the greatest chocolate maker the world has ever seen! He has invited 5 kids to come and tour his factory! Among them is the gluttonous Augustus Gloop, the gum chewing Violet Beauregard, the severely nasty Veruca Salt and a non-stop TV watching boy named Mike Teevee. The final child to find a golden ticket and win a tour of the factory is the kind-hearted Charlie Bucket! Come along on this hilarious journey complete with Oompa Loompas, Giant Squirrels and lots of "chocolate factory" technology. Performance will be on May 14th at 4:45 PM.

Soccer Shots     Grades: K-2 / 3-5     Fee: $229

Soccer Shots is an engaging program helping children on and off the soccer field learning character development skills along with the fundamentals of the game. Enjoy fun games and scrimmages to end each class!


TGA Tennis    Grades: K-5    Fee: $234

Serve it up and discover how fun and exciting tennis can be with TGA! Coaches lead students through station-based drills and games that develop the fundamental skills of grip, forehand, backhand, volley and serve.

Ceramics    Grades: 3-5    Fee: $246

Embark on a journey into the world of pottery where each day brings a new adventure in sculpting, crafting, and firing clay. From honing fine motor skills to igniting imaginations, students will delve into a variety of projects.  Join us at the end for an Art Walk showcasing the creativity of our students!


NSF checks: A $25 bank processing fee will be assesed for any returned checks.

Elementary Policies

Late Registration Fee Policy: There will be a $15 late registration fee for any registration received after the registration deadline.

  • If you register the day that classes start, your student will not be able to attend class until the following week.
  • If you register the week that classes begin, contact your Community Schools Program Coordinator at your school to confirm your registration.

Wait Lists: If a class you wanted to register for is FULL, please make sure you add the “Waitlist” class to your cart to ensure you are contacted if a spot becomes available. All waiting list requests are dated, time-stamped, and entered accordingly.

Refund Refunds/Changes:
When dropping out of activities after the first class, you will receive a 50% refund. No refunds will be given after the 2nd day of class. There will be a $10 change fee for any class changes. No refunds if we remove your student from a class.

Procedure for Removing a Child from the Program: Our Community Schools philosophy is to provide children with safe, optimum learning opportunities. Our expectations for behavior are based on appropriate developmental levels and, when necessary, may culminate in removal of a student from a program.

Sign-Out Policy: To ensure the safety of the children in our program, it is mandatory that children be picked up in their classrooms and signed out by a parent following Community Schools classes. Exceptions: Children returning to CARE or going to another Community Schools class. A late pick-up fee of $2.00 per minute will be assessed for any student who is not picked up within five minutes after the end of their class.

Fees for Classes, Athletics, Outdoor Adventures and Field Trips
All fees are due at the time of enrollment, prior to the start of the program. Contact Community Schools for information on payment plans or fee reductions. Fee reductions may be available based on combined family income.