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Phone: 520-209-7550 | Fax: 520-209-7575

Office Hours: 8:00am - 4:30pm
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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.  

Early Release

After School

Special Programs

Third Quarter Enrichment Classes 
Classes will begin January 3 and go through March 11

Registration Opens Tuesday, December 14 at 8:30am.


Early Release Tuesdays 1:30-3pm

January 4, 11, 25, February 1, 7, 28  (6 weeks)  


Chess - 1:30-2:35 (note ending time)

Grades K-5 Fee: $

Open to all ability levels, no prior experience necessary. Chess has been proven to enhance academic achievement and is a skill that will last a lifetime. Opportunities for optional weekend tournaments. Instructor, Ken Larsen, is a competitive chess player and instructor. has led CFSD students to victories at local, state and national tournaments.

TGA Golf

Grades K-5 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 Tennis

Grades K-5 Fee: $176

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.

After School Enrichment  3:00-4:30, unless noted  

Mondays   9 weeks

Color Me Mine    Grades K-5    Fee: $278

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.

PlayWell Jedi Master Starship Engineering - Mondays   Grades 3-5    Fee: $193

Use tens of thousands of LEGO parts to pilot a B-Wing with the Resistance, snatch the coaxium with an Imperial Hauler, and track Kylo Ren's Shuttle to help Rey. Travel to a galaxy far, far away as you learn about the designs and engineering behind various starships in the Star Wars universe

PlayWell Legos Jedi Engineering Strikes Back - Mondays   Grades K-2    Fee: $193

This is the way! Get ready to embark on your LEGO journey as we defend the Wookies on Kashyyk, repair the Rebel shield generator on Hoth, and rescue Baby Yoda from Moff Gideon. come explore a galaxy far, far away with the help of an experienced Play-Well instructor and learn which "Force" is actually with us!

Scrapbooking and Paper Crafts    

Grades K-5    Fee: $

This fun and hands on class will stimulate the children's creativity using the scrapbook techniques and memory keeping. They will also increase their skills in motion coordination, space notion and more. It is a good way to enjoy photos off- screen.

Shyhawks Ninja Warrior     Grades K-5    Fee: $225

AGILITY/CROSSFIT/NINJA CLASSES! Skyhawks Sports Academy teaches young athletes the essential skills needed to perform a multitude of exercises. Each student learns proper body positioning, hand/arm/leg movements and jumping techniques. We offer children a positive sports experience while promoting a healthy, active lifestyle.

TGA Flag Football     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.

Young Rembrandts  Cartoon Drawing    Grades K-3    Fee: $180

Join us for fun and active learning! Learn the technical skills of drawing, the basis of all visual arts, in a fun and nurturing setting. Young Rembrandts innovative step-by-step teaching method,combined with a bountiful selection of drawings, introduces our students to the foundation of art. Each class is designed to teach not only basic to advanced drawing skills, but also art techniques, vocabulary, and art history. Young Rembrandts provides all the necessary supplies for each class


Wednesdays  10 weeks

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

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.

Shyhawks MiniHawks    Grades K-2    Fee: $225

This multi-sport program was developed to give children a positive first step into athletics. The essentials of baseball, track and field and soccer are taught in a safe, structured environment with lots of encouragement and a big focus on fun. Our Mini-Hawk games and activities were designed to allow campers to explore balance, movement, hand/eye coordination, and skill development at their own pace. Skyhawks staff are trained to handle the specific needs of young athletes.

TGA Cheer     Grades K-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.


Thursdays  9 weeks

Capoeira Mandinga   Grades 1-5    Fee: $190

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.

Shyhawks Basketball    Grades 3-5    Fee: $225

Basketball will focus the whole player, we teach your child the skills they need for both on and off the court to be a better athlete. Our sport specific staff will focus on respect, teamwork and responsibility as they will start each day with a 'skill of the day' and progress in to drills and games. After a working on passing, shooting, dribbling and rebounding you will see future basketball players.

KidzArt    3:00-4:00pm    Grades K-5    Fee: $193

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!

YoYo Skills and more     3:00-4:00pm    Grades K-5    Fee: $130

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!


Fridays  8 weeks

Creative Drama with Drama Kids     Grades K-5    Fee: $137

Students will develop public speaking and leadership skills, while building confidence, and learning how to think quickly, creatively, and appropriately. All of this is done through our fun and energetic theater based curriculum. Students will participate in various activities including scene building, creative movement, short plays, and theater games. There are never any auditions and ALL students have the chance to shine!



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