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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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Sunrise Drive

Site Lead: Camille Warner 209-7944

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.

Early Release Wednesdays

Airplane Flight and Design       Grades: 3-5       Fee:$144

In this class the students will learn the basic principles of flight and flight control systems as well as building their own balsa wood gliders from scratch.

A-Zoo     Grades: K-2      Fee $243

Geckos, lizards, and frogs, OH MY! We will learn all about the characteristics of reptiles and amphibians and what makes these animals unique in our hands on class. Yes, you will get to hold some of them! We will talk about warm and cold blooded animals, invertebrates and vertebrates, skin types, and so much more! Investigate their habitats, diets, and how to care for them at home. Turn your fear of snakes into "snakes are fascinating " as you discover how some of these animals can make excellent pets!

Code Ninja's: Code Your Own Arcade   Grades: 3-5    Fee: $286       

Instead of just playing games, how would you like to code your own? Learn how to build games using the characters you love and the coding skills you will gain throughout the class. You even get to choose your own themes and worlds.

Junior Master Gardner Course    Grades: 2-5    Fee $105

Take your knowledge from your school's Garden Club to the next level with the Junior Master Gardener enrichment course after school! Sunrise Garden Coordinator, Nkechi Diallo, or “Miss D,” as the kids call her, is the instructor for this course. As she completes her Master Gardener credentials for Pima County this fall, “Miss D.” will share the curriculum in a condensed format for students grades 2-5 who aspire to someday also become Master Gardeners. Expect to learn about Soil & Fertilization, Irrigation & Propagation, Xeriscaping, Crop Rotation, & Fixing Plant Problems. Get ready to welcome home some new members of your plant family, as this course includes hands-on outdoor gardening AND take-home container gardening. Students will learn how to plant, water, grow & harvest a 5-vegetable salad garden at home! All materials, tools & supplies needed are included.

Luna Paper Designs: Paper Mache Characters    Grades: 3-5    Fee: $286

In this class, your child will decorate papier mache animals and other fun objects with decoupage which is a type of non-toxic glue. Your child will choose from an assortment of paper designs to decorate their character or object. Your child will also learn to develop their ability to become an artist while creating their unique designs. Step by step with easy instructions each student will complete their art with all the supplies ready for them to use and during the class all students will wear aprons..

TGA Volleyball    Grades: K-2 / 3-5     Fee:$234

Serve it up with volleyball class and discover how fun and exciting volleyball can be with TGA! Coaches lead students through station-based drills and games that develop the fundamental skills of passing, setting, serving, spiking, and blocking.

Webby Dance Class   Grades: K-3   Fee: $236

Dancers are introduced to the fundamentals of tap, jazz, and hip hop while building body awareness and self-confidence! Our classes will build on basic jazz fundamentals using individual instruction, weekly strengthening exercises, across the floor techniques and choreographed routines. Music selections include age-appropriate hip hop, 50's, calypso & much more! Each week our instructors bring new thematic class plans with engaging pro

Young Rembrandts    Grades: K-2   Fee: $240

Young Rembrandts use an innovative step-by-step method to teach students basic to advanced drawing skills, coloring techniques and art vocabulary. In addition, our students will create colorful characters with expressive personalities that jump off the page. Students will also learn to create and build their very own comic book about their created characters. Don’t miss out on an exciting opportunity to produce wonderful artwork, storytelling, and bookbinding technique! Young Rembrandts provides all the necessary supplies for each class.

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


TGA Cheer    Grades:K-2 / 3-5      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 Tennis    Grades: K-2    Fee: $264

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.


Chess: Instructional    Grades: K-5     Fee: $216       Semester Class, Ends December 22

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: $216        Semester Class, Ends December 22

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.

PlayWell Lego: Adventures in STEM    Grades: K-2    Fee: $212

Let your imagination run wild with tens of thousands of LEGO® parts! Build engineer-designed projects and use special pieces to create your own unique designs! Projects are rotated seasonally to ensure that both new and returning students can explore the endless creative possibilities of the LEGO® building system.

Yo-Yo's    Grades:K-2      Fee: $143

Come and learn hand eye coordination with Build a Skill Yo-yo! Students will build their own yo-yos, 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.


Lucky Cat Social Art: Leather Craft Projects   Grades: K-5    Fee: $229

Lucky Cat Social Art presents a variety to crafts and art projects using reclaimed leather to include accessories and collage. Each week we will build on the week before from beginning projects to intermediate.

KidStage presents: "Silver"     Grades: 2-5      Fee: $200

Just as Wicked is to The Wizard of the OZ so is Silver to Treasure Island. Long John Silver wasn’t always a notorious pirate. There was a time, back in pirate school, when he was just a one legged outcast struggling to make friends and find his way. It is here that he meets the spunky and confident pirate queen Captain J. Flint and starts the hunt for the legendary treasure of the text-loving Oracle. Through helping his friend and a steady rivalry with the ruthless Captain Smollett, Silver soon finds himself on the path that will eventually lead him to the Hispaniola and Treasure Island. The script includes many elements of Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic story but it takes pirates into the 21st century and proves that there really are two sides to every story.

TGA Ultimate Frisbee   Grades: 3-5     Fee: $264

Discover the Spirit of the Game and how fun and exciting Ultimate Frisbee can be with TGA! Coaches lead students through station-based drills and games that develop the fundamental skills of throwing, catching, and marking.


Drama Kids: Dramatic Exploration     Grades: K-5      $154

Students will harness the power of their imaginations as they explore many facets of drama, including improv, scene building, storytelling and creative movement. They will develop valuable skills like collaboration, public speaking, self-confidence and the ability to think quickly and creatively; that will help them both on and off the stage.

TGA Floor Hockey     Grades: K-2/3-5      $264

Take your best shot and discover how fun and exciting playing floor hockey can be with TGA! This modified version of ice hockey can be played in regular shoes on virtually any hard surface with a small ball and hockey sticks.

Works By Watson     Grades: 3-5      $296

This class will introduce students to basic concepts of electricity and how it works. Students will learn the basics and also will create a electrical device of their choosing from kits formed by instructor. Each student will get 1:1 time to learn current and proper soldering techniques. Safety with electricity will be a main highlight in the first week and first 5 minutes of each class. The importance of electronic maintenance will be covered. Students will work in pairs to create an electronic machine(IE speaker, flashlight, fan etc.). Learn about the history of electricity and it's inventors.



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.