"AN EXPERT IN ANYTHING WAS ONCE A BEGINNER" HELEN HAYES
ELEMENTARY EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES
Did You Know?
Extracurriculars allow students to pursue interests outside of a standardized academic context. A student with a flair for mathematics, for example, might become a member of the school’s math honor society program. This decision could help them decide if math will be something to pursue in higher education. Students can also use these activities to explore interests they’ve never encountered, exposing students to a more diverse range of interests in students.
This Semester at ACS we offer the following activities.
For more information please visit our Extracurricular site.
ART LOVERS CLUB
Is an after school activity that the Art Department provides for students from KG4 to 5th grade. It focuses on teaching art and art processes through different mediums and techniques such as drawing, painting, collage, 3D design and upcycled art among others.
This class is directed towards children who are 3 to 6 years old. They will learn the basic steps of ballet and develop skills such as flexibility, coordination, balance and strength.
Students are introduced to music through percussion instruments, mallets and the use of their own body. Kids naturally love to move and this is a perfect way to encourage them to engage kinesthetically.
PIANO – DRUMS – GUITAR – UKULELE – BASS – WIND INSTRUMENTS
Students will receive weekly instruction in a private lesson setting by following a curriculum based on method books and specific methodology, designed to develop pedagogical and performance skills on the different instruments. SINGING CLUB
Is a choir open to all ACS elementary school-aged children. The club’s rehearsal includes time for warming-up routines, singing-music games and, of course, time for singing!
MODERN DANCE GIRLS AND BREAK DANCE BOYS
You will have the opportunity to learn Dance in a fun and easy way, taking part in a moved, synchronized and entertaining choreography. You will complete your learning while you exercise,
SEWING AND FASHION DESIGN
Students will learn about different materials and how to manipulate them,T they will be in contact and manipulation of scissors, needles and fabric. The samples will be made with Mannequins with the standard size of a Barbie doll.
Students will learn the basic skills related to soccer, also learn space awareness and basic gross motor skills. They will learn respect, teamwork, sportsmanship and love for the sport itself.
Through active participation, students develop the necessary skills and knowledge to play basketball. In addition, this course provides students with opportunities to improve physical fitness, acquire knowledge of fitness concepts and practice positive personal and social skills
Learning how to swim is one of life’s most valuable skills, and not only for the benefit of water safety. Students will learn how to swim and develop different swimming techniques. They will develop both physically and emotionally.
When you face a climbing wall, all outside influences wash away and leave your head clear and ready for the task at hand. Climbing a wall requires focus and concentration. Children learn very fast that they must pay attention if they want to progress. They also see very early on that belaying (managing the rope for the climber) is of paramount importance and they are responsible for someone else’s life (fret not, all ropes in instructed sessions are also held by an instructor).
COUGAR CUBS CHEERLEADING
Cheerleading is a fun class for girls or boys who want to learn and improve their cheer skills. We will participate in the Pep Rally with a dance and some cheers we have learned throughout the year.
This program develops the STRONG goals of Strength, Tenacity, Resilience, Originality, Never Quit, and Generosity. Students work towards these goals through games and physical activities in which girls will learn about and practice: making good choices; positive self-talk; respecting differences; cooperation; supporting their teammates; and honoring each girls’ Originality, Strength and Resilience.
Is a unique sport that allows children to develop both physically and emotionally. Gymnastic students will develop balance, flexibility, coordination and agility. It also develops self esteem in children while they strive for excellence by participating in this sport.
Is an integrated self defense, combat and fight system. It is the leading system of its kind in the world, known for its practical and realistic techniques and tactics to avoid, prevent, deter or handle any kind of violent confrontation.
These classes are destined for children between the ages of 4 and 13. They are grouped in a maximum of 12 children, in two tennis courts. The groups are organized according to their age and level. The tennis lessons are destined to be 100% dynamic, different and fun
Is an activity that contributes to the prevention and early detection of psychomotor difficulties. It is performed twice a week for children ages 3 to 7 years. The activities are developed through games, which accompanied by movement will develop expression, creativity and communication.
DESTINATION IMAGINATION (DI)
Is a volunteer-led, educational organization that teaches 21st century skills and STEAM principles to kindergarten through university level students through creative and collaborative problem solving challenges.
ENGLISH IN ACTION
Is a great way for your child to learn and improve their English skills. Through interactive and academic differentiated activities depending on the students standing. Includes and welcomes students from any ES grade level.
ESPAÑOL PARA TODOS
Are you interested in learning more about the Spanish language? Join Español para todos!!!! This language course is aimed for students who would like to learn conversational Spanish starting with Spanish basics through a Spanish immersion approach. The course introduces everyday language and includes activities to practice all four language skills: reading comprehension, writing, listening comprehension and speaking.