Enrichment Programs are available for Pre-Kindergarten through 12th graders and allow students to explore, design, and create in their own unique areas of interest. These sessions meet once a week and are designed specifically to enrich students in their areas of choice, build upon their existing talents, and allow them to think and create in new and exciting ways!
Pricing is $20/hour, and students register for 8 or 9-week sessions at a time totalling $160 or $180 depending on the day of the week. At the conclusion of each 8/9 weeks, students may choose to continue, switch programs, or end. Most programs are not scheduled for a specific day and time but fill based on a first-come, first-served basis. Please note that some programs are semester-long programs as indicated in their descriptions. A semester is 18 weeks.
Programs follow the local school system holiday schedule but DO NOT follow the school system snow day closing schedule. In the event programs are cancelled due to weather, a decision will be made by 1:00, and attendees should check the Facebook page for this information.
NEW Programs for School Year 2019-2020
(Programs begin the week of August 12 and January 6!)
Musical Multiplication Program- Offered Tuesdays from 5:00-6:00. Get the advantage of fluent multiplication in just a semester through this musical program by Brooke Knight which has produced amazing results for years which was recently presented at Yale University! Multiplication is the building block for almost every concept in math from the third grade on up! Through music, rhythm and movement, build the proper foundation in multiplication and math will never be an intimidation! Ask us about our GUARANTEE that it works, and let us prove it! *This is a semester-long program. Guarantee is only valid if students complete the semester of classes with no absences. (Grades 2 and up)
Beginning Sewing/Quilting Program- Experience the joys of quilting and sewing as students learn basic techniques! Students will perfect the art of straight stitching, piecing and color design as they create their very own pillowcase, panel, pajamas, jellyroll quilt, and more! A sewing machine and basic supplies will be necessary, and a supply list will be provided upon registration. (Grades 3 & up)
Sewing/Quilting 2 Program- After completion of Quilting 1, students are invited to expand their technique through more advanced patterns and projects. Students will complete an intricately patterned quilt. A sewing machine and basic supplies will be necessary, and a supply list will be provided upon registration. Quilting 2 projects include: Patchwork, Jellyroll with a Twist, Trip Around the World (Grades 3 & up)
T-Shirt Quilt/Quilting 3 Program–
Create a family heirloom and preserve memories for years to come with your very own t-shirt quilt! This program requires students to have completed a Quilting 1 & 2 Program and have 9-12 t-shirts to include in their quilt. (Grades 3 & up)
Advanced Quilting Program–
Designed for students who have completed Sewing/Quilting 1 & 2, this program is full of custom-designed projects filled with advanced techniques and skills. (Grades 3 & up)
Kinder-Art Program- Perfect for the artistic little one in your life, projects in this program are designed with age-appropriateness and academic support in mind. Students learn art skills, color recognition, gain motor skills practice, and patience all while creating quality, keepsake projects to enjoy for years to come! (Ages 3-6)
Art Program- Designed to offer students the freedom to experiment and develop a sense of self expression, the focus is on the process rather than the product. Students will be encouraged, through a variety of techniques, to discover the elements of art and to intuitively apply the principals of art and design to their creations. (Grades 1 & up)
Advanced Art Program- After completing the Art Program, or at the discretion of a parents’ recommendation, students in Advanced Art will be challenged at a higher level of design, skill, and focus. Creating projects of a greater technical nature, each student will begin a portfolio of projects which will commence in an end-of-session art show.
(Grades 3 & up)
Sculpting Program- Learn about the art of sculpting as you hand build with clay while creating a plate, bowl, pencil holder, and bunny! Create and paint all designs with the help of the amazing Susan Lawless, sculptor extraordinaire, who will then fire your creations to prepare for the culminating art show at the end of the final session. (Grades 2 & up)
Creative Writing Program– Offered Mondays from 5:00-6:00. Taught by a local, emerging writer trained in English and technical writing, students in this program will explore the boundless worlds of poetry, nonfiction, fiction and more! Students will learn how to best express themselves in many forms of writing, appreciate the craft of excellent writers, and perfect their own written work to have the desired effect. Students will have an opportunity for peer feedback and will be encouraged to submit their work to national young adult periodicals. (Grades 2 and up)
Endeavors Program- Encompassing elements of all available programs, students will participate in a variety of experiences which will allow them to think, create, and explore different areas of interest. Each portion of this program is designed to enhance potential ideas and allow students to imagine endless possibilities for enriching activities! Please note that this is a private, one-on-one program priced at $35/hour. (Ages 3 – 1st Grade)
Individual Spanish instruction also available!
NEW! Daytime Kinder Programs! (Ages 3-6)
Kinder Phonics- Give your little one the advantage of a head start to a lifelong love for reading! Students in this program will focus on letters, basic sounds, pencil skills, and more. Kinder Phonics works to prepare students with the skills needed for Kinder Literacy. Meets Mondays OR Tuesdays from 10:00-11:00.
Kinder Literacy- Are you ready for your child to apply their phonics skills on a higher level? Students ages 3-6 in this class will experience the more in-depth skills of decoding, writing, rhyming, and more as they begin to develop and foster a deeper desire to explore all the possibilities that literacy has to offer! Meets Thursdays from 10:00-11:00.
Kinder Math- Perfect for the little one who loves to build, create, design, count, and tinker with new games and ideas, Kinder Thinking offers hands-on, challenge-based learning to help children ages 3-6 foster higher level thinking, problem solving, and motor skills. Meets Tuesdays OR Thursdays from 11:00-12:00.
Kinder Science Program– Jump into hands-on learning with this class filled with a variety of experiments designed to help students experience and make connections with science and all the wonder it brings! Meets Mondays from 11:00-12:00.
*Now being offered through The Madison Street Music & Arts Academy!
*Partner Piano Program for Beginners- Offered Thursdays from 5:00-5:30. Experience the benefit of group learning as you enjoy practicing technique, theory, sight reading, ear training, rhythm drills, and more through a relaxing, ensemble setting in which you can flourish by hearing and playing music with others! Taught by a classically trained pianist, this program helps students decide if piano is the right instrument for them! A $12 book purchase will also be requested upon registration. (Grades 2 and up)