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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.





Third Quarter Enrichment Classes

Classes will begin January 3 and end March 16 

Registration Opens Monday, December 12 at 8:30 am.

Site Lead: Janelle Gary-Sanchez (520) 209-7752


Monday Early Release  1:30-3:00, unless noted. 6 weeks

January 9, 23, 30, February 6, 27 & March 6

No Early Release classes: February 13 (half-day), February 20, March 13

Chess - 1:30-2:35*        Grades K-5         Fee: $72

Open to all ability levels, no prior experience necessary. Students build strategy and play games. Opportunities for optional weekend tournaments. Ken Larsen, an instructor for over 30 years and a competitive chess player, has led CFSD students to victories at local, state and national tournaments. *Note ending time

A - Zoo       Grades: 3-5         Fee: $182

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!

Art Naturally: Nature Hide & Seek   Grades 1-5    $172

Who's hiding in that hole? What's moving beyond the bush? Nature is full of hide and seek. In this session we will learn what's hiding and create all new fun projects with this theme. Each week we will use different materials including clay, watercolors, oil pastels, mixed media and more. Come create and play!

Capoeira Mandinga                             Grades 1-5     Fee: $127 

Learn the flowing, beautiful Afro-Brazilian martial art Capoeira with Capoeira Mandinga Tucson. Students will learn kicks, escapes, and fluid moves that build mind and body strength, flexibility, and agility. Students also learn music that drives the energy of the Capoeira game. Capoeira increases balance, creativity, and confidence.

Challenger Soccer                                Grades: K-2     Fee: $193

Challenger Soccer Academy will focus on introducing and developing each player’s soccer skills as their International coaches follow an innovative curriculum. Players will develop their soccer skills in a relaxed and fun environment. Each week will focus on a particular soccer skill and progressively will be more challenging, allowing each player to succeed and improve.

Cooking with Ms. Jean   Grades: K-2        $120

Students will learn to use fun kitchen gadgets like an instant pot, waffle iron, indoor grill and air fryer to create creatively delicious food! They will then add their newly learned recipes to cookbooks so they can show off their new skills at home.

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

No classes: January 16, February 23 & 24, March 17

Tuesday  11 weeks

Advanced Cooking with Ms. Jean       Grades 3-5              Fee: $220

In the advanced class, students take a more hands on approach investigating what ingredients to use and why! We will learn new cooking techniques and how to use new measuring instruments while learning basic math techniques and building broader language skills in cuisine.  Of course, while always being safe in the kitchen! This class will focus on unique foods around the world, from Asia, South America and Europe. 

PlayWell - Minecraft Engineering      Grades: K-3               Fee:  $260

Venture into the world of Minecraft in our unique LEGO® experience. Get ready to build your base, craft your tools, use your Minecart to harvest raw resources, and battle to stop the Ender Dragon from ending the world. Come explore the endless possibilities of LEGO® with a trained Play-Well instructor.

Wednesday   11 weeks

Drama Kids: DramaticExploration     Grades: K-5     Fee: $189

Students will harness the power of their imaginations as they explore many facets of drama, includng 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.

Multimedia Art by Color Me Mine       Grades K-5      Fee: $306

Every week the students will experience working with wood, ceramic and clay using both acrylic and water-based paints building on what they have learned the previous week to continue to improve their artistic skills.

TGA Flag Football        Grades K-2      Fee: $322

Kick it off with this modified version of America’s game that makes it fun and exciting to play with TGA! There is a strict no-contact rule to maintain all player’s safety. Coaches lead students through station-based drills and games that develop the fundamental skills of passing, catching, running, and defending. Students participate in STEAM labs that allow them to explore academic concepts like gravity, compression, and aerodynamics through the game.

Thursday  10 weeks

Fun with Flight               Grades: 3-5      Fee: $272

Join Bob Ray of Why Things Fly for a fun, fascinating foray into the world of flight. Students will be taught the basics of flight (why things fly) and engage in activities, building…you guessed it, things that fly! Students will build and come home with kites, tumble wings, gliders, as well as, other fun flying objects. We all have an innate fascination with flight. This program will leave the students wanting to do projects on their own at home!

TGA Golf       Grades K-2          Fee: $293

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.

TRAK - Animal Friends - Thursdays (10 weeks) 3:00-4:00pm*Note ending time  

Grades: K-5          Fee: $256

How far can a rabbit hop? Why does a pig roll in the mud? How can you tell if a horse is happy? What does it mean to be a predator or prey animal? These questions and many others will be answered in our Animal Friends hands-on program with TRAK (Therapeutic Ranch for Animals and Kids). Children will learn a variety of information ranging from the diet and required care for some ranch animals to behaviors and interesting facts. The TRAK animal family enjoys traveling to schools and being a part of this educational and fun experience. 

Friday  9 weeks

Antsy Nancy’s Gardening Fun and Crafts              Grades K-5              Fee $322

Calling all green thumbs, tree huggers, nature lovers, and fairy enthusiasts! Our classes will be fact and action packed. With desert gardening top of mind, we have multiple hands-on projects focused on creating a beautiful garden. Classes include Succulent Planters, Custom Garden Apron/Tool belts, Indoor Herb Gardens, Fairy Gardens, Teacup Bird-feeders, Hand Painted Garden Bugs, Planter Transformation, and Spring Flower Bulb Planting.

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