After-School Specialty Programs

  • Session 2 After-School Specialties sign-up has closed.

    Session 2 will begin Mon, Nov 28th thru Thurs, Mar 9th. 

     

    What are Specialties classes?

    A variety of fee-based after-school classes called "Specialties" are offered to ALL students during 3 -twelve-week sessions throughout the school year. Your child does not have to be enrolled in the After-School Care program to participate!

     

    Specialty classes meet twice a week, either M/W or T/Th.  Students in grades K-2 may select Specialties during 3:00-4:15 pm. Students in grades 3-5 may select classes from 3:00-4:15 pm and/or 4:15-5:30 pm. Sign-up occurs just before each session begins.  Registration is first-come, first-serve only.

    Specialties change during the school year and vary by grade level. Cost is $325 for students not enrolled in Roberts After School Care program and $75 for those already in ASC.

     

  • Session 2 Specialties Descriptions

     K – 2nd Grade Specialties (3:00 – 4:15)

    • Dance – a mixture of assorted styles of dance and creative movement
    • Chess BeginnerStudents will learn the basics of chess.
    • Chess Intermediate For students who already know the basics and want to learn strategies to improve their play.
    • JumpBunch - Introduces children to a wide range of activities in a fun, positive way and encourages healthy habits, improved coordination, and confidence through physical fitness.
    • Meet the Masters art class– Art history explored through hands-on experiences through different mediums. Students will learn about famous artists and the history of their techniques.
    • Hamp's Camp (football) – Fundamentals of Football Instruction. All classes are taught by NFL/ collegiate professionals. 
    • Piano – Piano with Mr. Cole! A small-group class that offers exceptional piano lessons in a fun and engaging environment. Great for beginner students and intermediates alike. 


    3rd – 5th Grade Specialties (3:00 – 4:15 and 4:15 – 5:30)

    • Chess– Students will learn the basics of chess or expand their skills and have the chance to compete in various tournaments.
    • Filmmaking- Students will learn how to edit, write scripts, & produce their own movie, using light painting, green screening, stop motion and time lapse.
    • Photography– Students learn camera and photography principles, including composition and framing. They will create a final project incorporating their own images and text, which culminates with their work being displayed at FotoFinish/Fotofest in May, a professional exhibition of student work. Cameras provided.
    • Robotics– Students will design and build programmable robotic mechanisms with Lego Mindstorms® education kits taught by American Robotics Academy
    • Cooking – A fun interactive cooking class where students will be exposed to a variety of different recipes and get to enjoy their own cooking with Ms. Sara! 
    • Fun Fitness – A time for students to be able to engage in all thing’s fitness in a safe and controlled environment. 
    • Yearbook – Join the yearbook committee! A group of creative students who build the yearbook from the ground up. Help shape the memories your peers will have for years to come!
    • Theatre – Instruction in dance, singing and acting that builds into the performance of a musical scene/showcase. This workshop gives students (trained and untrained alike) the opportunity to perform in a musical number. 
    • Illustration – Crank up your creativity and explore the world of visual art, creativity and illustrations.
    • Hamp's Camp (football) – Fundamentals of Football Instruction. All classes are taught by NFL/ collegiate professionals.  

     

    Questions?  Please contact Sofia Marroquin at robertsasc@houstonisd.onmicrosoft.com