In elementary art classes, students will explore many different aspects of visual art. Students will let their creativity flow by engaging in activities such as drawing and painting with various materials. They also learn art vocabulary, explore the work of many different artists and art movements, and learn to appreciate art as it enhances our world.
In the fall, students and adult volunteers meet weekly after school to ride bikes and work on cycling skills, life skills (confidence, respect, following rules, etc.) and other activities (for instance, STEM learning). And the spring semester is focused more on off-campus rides and experiences — for example, students may ride to a fire station, museum, park, restaurant or other nearby place of interest. Click here to learn more.
Gaining Ground provides literacy support through engaging project-based units. Students participate in authentic projects that impact their community through research, discussion, reading, collaboration, and more. Students use their voice and choice to lead themselves and others through each project. Click here to learn more.
I Am A Promise After School Program is a great way for your child and youth to excel in school. We empower your child academically by enhancing their skills in math and reading with interactive learning. We also offer enrichment activities such as Spanish, cooking, dance off, and team building. Click here to read more about the program.
In elementary music classes, students will learn and practice the basic fundamental elements of music such as sound, melody, harmony, rhythm, and expression (dynamics, tempo, articulation). Students will engage in singing, playing instruments, responding to music with movement, and connecting with various cultures through music. These classes will help students develop creativity, self-expression, and problem-solving while creating music together as a team. These classes will also provide students with performance opportunities, which will help them develop a sense of ensemble, tolerance, perseverance, and rigor—enabling them to be well-rounded citizens of our global society.