The Family Resource Schools Program, commonly known as FRS, offers before and after school enrichment and intervention programs throughout the school year. Most classes meet from 3:00 to 4:05 pm and cost between $45 and $100 per session depending on class. Classes are free for students who particpate in the Free and Reduced Lunch Program. Scholarships are available for families needing financial assistance. After school buses are available at 4:05 pm.
Before School Homework Club
The homework club meets Monday – Friday from 7:30 – 8:15 am. Students receive homework help and academic assistance in this program. The program is free of charge.
Afterschool Intervention and Enrichment Classes
Class sign ups are distributed several weeks before the first session and are on a first come, first serve basis. These classes are divided into two sessions per academic year:
Fall: 10-week program from September – November
Winter/Spring: 12-week program from January 27 – May 1
Intervention Classes: The afterschool intervention program is designed to provide additional learning opportunities for students who need to improve their grade proficiency. Students are chosen by their classroom teachers to participate in this program. Columbine teachers and staff teach most of these classes. The program is free of charge and takes place from 3-4:05 PM, Monday-Thursday.
Afterschool Enrichment Classes: These classes change every year, based upon student interest, parent interest, and school needs. The goal is to provide students with a wide array of fun academic and non- academic classes. The classes are free for the students who participate in the Free and Reduced Lunch Program. There is a fee for non low-income students and FRS can provide scholarships to families who need assistance to pay for the classes.
Some examples of afterschool enrichment classes include:
Folkloric Dance – Students learn Mexican dances from different regions of Mexico and will participate in school and community performances.
Spanish Club – This club is for students seeking extra support with their Spanish language skills.
Lego Club for Grades 3-4 – Students work in small groups using Legos to construct simple machines. They develop teamwork and communication skills and discover basic physical science concepts by using gears, pulleys, levers, wheels, and axles. Students have fun while they learn!
Beginning and Intermediate Chess Club – Beginning chess concentrates on the board, piece movement, checking, castling, checkmating, chess challenges, game rules, and courtesies. Intermediate chess builds on the skills taught in the beginning chess club.
NASA Science Club – Columbine Science Club Explorers is an innovative and hands-on science club dedicated to providng an opportunity for students to become engaged in the wonders of earth, health, and space.
Thorne Nature Experience – Thorne’s educational program builds earth stewardship by connecting students to nature through joyful, hands-on, place-based environmental education experiences.
Garden and Greenhouse Club – This class will take place in Columbnes 33′ geodesic growing dome and outdoor garden. Activities will include planting, watering, weeding, hand pollination, and learning about gardening and urban agriculture – includes a visit to Mountain Flower Goat Dairy and Growing Gardens.
For more information and for current class schedules, please contact:
Magali A. Frederick – Program Director at fredrickm
Ana Silvia Avendaño-Curiel -After School Program Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org
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