Cascades Academy Independent School PK-12

After School Classes

Cascades Academy aims to provide enriching after school experiences for students of all ages. Our after school classes follow a fall, winter, and spring schedule and are hosted by teachers from our school and members from our greater community. Our desire is to create after school classes that are enriching for students, have an intentional start to finish, and a tangible outcome. We believe that the programs that we offer to our school community will allow our students to learn new skills or enhance their skill sets and come together with their peers and leaders in a positive social and learning environment.

Most classes run from 3:45-4:45pm (unless otherwise noted). The cost of each program includes materials and snacks. If you require additional care from 4:45-5:30pm, please register your child for Extended Day in addition to the class of your choice.

If you are a non-Cascades Academy family, we ask that you please take a moment to fill out an emergency health information form along with your registration.

For any questions regarding after school classes or scholarship opportunities, please contact the Auxiliary Program Director Alicia Martin at martin@cascadesacademy.org.

Fall 2019 After School Class Descriptions

MONDAYS

Cake Decorating
Leader: Autumn Elkins
Grades: 3-12
Cost: $175
Dates: Sept 30 - Nov 4 (6 weeks)
Registration Deadline: Sept 23

This class introduces the art of decorating cakes using buttercream, fondant, and chocolate molding. Students will bring home their creations, unless they eat it before it can get home. Each week’s decorating will focus on different themes, too! Attendance is required for full length of program.


Rock Band
Leader: Patrick Pearsall
Grades: 2-5
Cost: $120
Dates: Sept 23 - Oct 28 (6 weeks)
Time: 4:00-5:00pm
Registration Deadline: Sept 16

Rock Band is back! Student musicians will have the opportunity to try a variety of instruments, such as keyboard, bass, guitar, ukulele, drums, percussion, and of course, singing! Students will learn what it takes to be in a band as a team member and musician- all while having as much fun as possible. No experience necessary. All levels welcome.


Super Students
Leader: Patrick Oldham
Grades: K-2
Cost: $140
Dates: Sept 23 - Nov 4 (7 weeks)
Registration Deadline: Sept 16

Become a CACO superhero in this fun and hands-on program led by Mr. Pat. Students will develop their superpowers, work together to solve crimes around campus and discover the character traits that make a superhero super.


TUESDAYS

Weather, Climate, and Natural Disasters (2-5)
Leader: Thyia Scott
Grades: 2-5
Cost: $160
Dates: Sept 24 - Nov 12 (8 weeks)
Registration Deadline: Sept 17

Explore water’s changing states of matter and how that pertains to weather in this fascinating and eye-opening workshop led by Thyia Scott, Camp CREATE Lead Counselor and recent OSU graduate with a Bachelor's in Biology and minor in Chemistry and Spanish. Build structures to withstand harsh conditions to simulate hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, and drought. By the end of the program, students will understand the difference between climate and weather as well as the implications of a changing climate and as it correlates to weather and the frequency of natural disasters.


WEDNESDAYS

Weather, Climate, and Natural Disasters (K-1)
Leader: Thyia Scott
Grades: K-1
Cost: $160
Dates: Sept 25 - Nov 13 (8 weeks)
Registration Deadline: Sept 18

Explore water’s changing states of matter and how that pertains to weather in this fascinating and eye-opening workshop led by Thyia Scott, Camp CREATE Lead Counselor and recent OSU graduate with a Bachelor's in Biology and minor in Chemistry and Spanish. Build structures to withstand harsh conditions to simulate hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, and drought. By the end of the program, students will understand the difference between climate and weather as well as the implications of a changing climate and as it correlates to weather and the frequency of natural disasters.


THURSDAYS

Fun and Games
Leader: Patrick Oldham
Grades: 3-5
Cost: $160
Dates: Sept 26 - Nov 14 (8 weeks)
Time: 3:45 - 5:00 pm
Registration Deadline: Sept 19

Board games are gaining popularity across the world and for good reason! Players develop skills in strategy, teamwork, and even losing. Mr. Pat will introduce a variety of games throughout the program to give students opportunities to explore game styles, gamesmanship, general set up, and learning how to review rules thoroughly to ensure a fun, exciting, and fair gaming experience. Some games include Ticket to Ride, Dungeon, Labyrinth, and more.