A variety of enrichment programs are available for Preschool students through JA After School. Having dance, computer, basketball, tennis, TaeKwonDo, gymnastics, and drama offered on campus is a great benefit for parents and students, says Hope Burford, assistant director of After School. Drama Kids is a recent offering that is currently enrolling students.
“Our programs, offered by qualified vendors, give students a chance for enrichment while they are on campus. After pick-up, families can go straight home without another activity and have more family time because the student has already had his or her outside activity. So many parents have thanked us for this,” says Burford.
The opportunity to try new things is also a benefit to young learners. “These classes expose students to a variety of activities so they can see what they like and may want to pursue as they grow older,” says Burford. “Some of our students have, in later years, developed advanced skills, such as in dance or Taekwondo, after starting a program in Preschool.”
Programs available by grade level include the following:
- K3: dance, computer, and basketball
- PK: dance, computer, basketball, tennis, gymnastics, and TaeKwonDo
- K: dance, computer, basketball, tennis, gymnastics, TaeKwonDo, and Drama Kids
The newest program offered for Kindergarten is Drama Kids, which is enrolling now for the spring semester. Students can be in the cast of a spring performance.
Register at www.DramaKids.com/ms1
Tuesdays at 3:05 at JA
Call or email Laura McQueen for more information.
The contact information for other programs providing instruction at JA is as follows:
Tech Stars (Formerly Computer Tots)
Instructors: Carol Spears, Deborah Warden
Stay N Play Tennis
Instructor: Mary Rebecca Barry
Instructor: Mandy Winscott
Director: Missy Washam
The Studio, (Dance)
Instructor: Rivers McCaskill Walker
Jason Griffin’s TaeKwonDo Academy
Director: Jason Griffin
Instructor: Kurt Koneg