AES Progam Descriptions

CHESS SCHOLARS

 Develop your child's intellect through the royal game of chess! Current research has shown a strong link between chess and academic performance in a variety of areas, including mathematics and language arts. Chess has been proven to enhance children's motivation, concentration, focus, social skills, and creativity. Each class will consist of a fun, interactive teaching period. Students will be able to engage in tournament play throughout the week to practice. All are welcome and will learn under the guidance of an experienced Chess Scholars coach. 

 

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SMART START ART

Every child is an artist” - Pablo Picasso. Explore your artistic side with Smart Start Art from Afterschool Enrichment Solutions. Learn how to draw an array of animals, from house pets to sea creatures to farm animals to jungle inhabitants! Discover your creativity and imagination as an artist, developing fine motor skills, style, and vision as we explore different artistic techniques through a variety of inspiring projects. Sketch and draw, shade and color, cut, glue, fold... create! See your imagination come to life! Learn about great artists from throughout history and the present day, through a weekly featured artist and fun, exciting games.  

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STEAM

This exciting new program from Afterschool Enrichment Solutions brings together elements of science, art and math in a hands-on, action-packed environment! Students will conduct experiments, play educational games, and unlock their creativity through building challenges and projects. No experience necessary!

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STAGE STARS

Does your child have a “dramatic side”? You might have a budding Stage Star in your family! Our drama class introduces students to the craft of stage acting. During this exciting class, students will learn theatrical skills, improv basics and participate in interactive drama games. This is an opportunity for students to have fun, express themselves, interact with others online within the context of theatre arts.

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AMIGOS SPANISH

No previous knowledge of Spanish is necessary. Learning Spanish is as easy as uno, dos, tres! Current research has found a positive link between learning a second language and cognitive and academic ability. In addition to developing a lifelong skill to communicate with people from other countries and backgrounds, other benefits include improved overall school performance and higher problem-solving skills. Children will learn numbers, colors, shapes, greetings, days of the week and more. We will be singing, clapping, and counting our way towards learning the Spanish language.

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LET'S CODE IT

Learn to #code with Afterschool Enrichment Solutions! Both new and returning participants are welcome. This course will immerse students in the world of computer programming. Your child will have the opportunity to design games, explore animation, and combine music and art with coding. Topics covered include event handling, coordinates, conditional statements, user interface design, variables, logic statements, and synchronization. In addition to teaching programming skills, this course will also nurture students’ creativity and problem-solving skills. No previous experience is necessary, just a desire to learn and have gigabytes of fun!

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LET'S PLAY IT

Get into the game with the fitness program from Afterschool Enrichment Solutions! We make physical fitness fun through exciting warm-up games, calisthenics, popular team sports and cooperative activities. Learn about the value of exercise, teamwork and good sportsmanship. Gain agility, balance and self-confidence as you work up a sweat! Play your best game with your team and have fun during our Olympics Extravaganza at the end of the session! No experience necessary.

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