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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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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 are held January 3 - March 16

Registration Opens Monday, December 12 at 8:30am 


Early Release Classes Wednesdays 1:30-3:00 
January 11, 25, February 1, 8 & March 1, 8

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

A-Zoo          Grades: K-2    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!

Capoeira Mandinga - Afro-Brazillian Martial Arts          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. Teachers Anne Pollack and Aidan Miller-Wells were honored with a 2019 Southwest Folklife Alliance Award. Aidan has trained capoeira over 12 years. Anne is the only master of Capoeira and Afro-Brazilian arts in the State of Arizona.

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.

Fun with Flight      Grades: 3-5     Fee: $163

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 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!

Play-Well: Minecraft Engineering using LEGO® Materials      Grades: K-2     Fee: $142

Venture into the world of Minecraft in our unique LEGO® experience. Get ready to build your base, craft your tools, use your Minecraft 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.

TGA Golf              Grades: K-2     Fee: $176

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.

TGA Volleyball     Grades: 3-5     Fee: $176

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.

YoYo's            Grades: 2-5       Fee: $129

Join Mr. Jess as he teaches the art of yo-yo and other skill toys including Jacks and Marbles! First time students will receive their very own high-quality Proyo yo-yo that they will build. They will also learn all safety and maintenance related information as well as some pretty cool yo-yo tricks! Returning students will receive another more advanced yo-yo for each quarter they return.
Hope to see yo' soon!


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


Chess - Instructional - Monday: 3:00-4:00pm* (9 weeks)

Grades: K-5 Fee: $108

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 - Monday: 4:00-5:00pm* (9 weeks)

Grades: K-5 Fee: $108

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: "Once Upon a Time" - Tuesday (11 weeks)

Grades: 2-5 Fee: $246

Journey to the Land of Imagination and meet a ton of legendary Fairy Tale characters...Peter Pan, Rapunzel, Pinocchio and Cinderella name a few! With the help of Lucy, our heroine, they must defeat the Evil Queen and her minions before fairy tales are destroyed for good! Once Upon a Time teaches valuable lessons about acceptance and the importance of standing up for what is right! Show March 14th at 4:45 PM


KidzArt - Thursdays (10 weeks)        Grades K-5 (3:00 - 4:00pm)     Fee: $150

A KidzArt certified instructor that will guide students through a different project each week. Students will learn how to break projects into simple steps, art terms and vocabulary, as well as experience and learn techniques for varying drawing mediums. Each week students will bring home a different masterpiece all their own. Our curriculum never repeats! 


Manzanita Hiking Club - Monday (3 weeks).      Grades: 3-5        Fee: $45

Come discover the beauty of our unique and curious Arizona environment with Community Schools Outdoors. Learn outdoor skills that you can utilize at any level! We will discuss Leave No Trace principles, the hiking 10 essentials, outdoor etiquette and more. We will finish our short session with a hike on a local trail to experience the outdoors with our new knowledge. Transportation to and from the trail on 2/6 provided.  This is a 3-week class!  Mondays, 1/23, 1/30 - 3:00-4:00pm &  2/6 from 3:00-5:00pm.


MultiMedia Art presented by Color Me Mine - Tuesday  (11 weeks)     Grades: K-2          Fee: $306

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


TGA Cheer - Thursdays  (10 weeks)      Grades : 1-5     Fee: $293

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 Flag Football - Friday (9 weeks)      Grades: 3-5      Fee: $264

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.


TGA Tennis - Thursdays (10 weeks)      Grades: K-5      Fee: $293

Serve it up with tennis class 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.


TRAK: Animal Friends - Monday s (9weeks)     Grades: K-5      Fee: $235

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. 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.


Young Rembrandts: Fantasy Forest - Friday (9 weeks).      Grades: K-2    Fee: $270

Join us for magical, mythical, and marvelous art in this new Young Rembrandts Drawing Class! We will explore watercolor pencils and water brush media in a fun-filled and creative class. Learn watercolor and brush techniques while exploring deep in the Fantasy Forest.  Utilizing our innovative step-by-step method, we teach students basic to advanced drawing skills, coloring techniques and art vocabulary. We believe that drawing is the bedrock skill required for future artistic success, and that all children can and should learn to draw. You’ll see increased art abilities, learning skills, self-confidence and self-esteem as your child brings home a new masterpiece after each and every class. Lessons are never repeated from session to session so students can continue to take our classes over and over again! All supplies are provided.

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