After School Academy (ASA)

After School Academy is funded the grant's primary objective is to provide academic interventions in the areas of reading and math to targeted students in need of the intervention. Additionally, the 21st Century Community Learning Centers offer students a broad array of additional services, programs, and activities, such as youth development activities, drug and violence prevention programs, counseling programs, art, music, and recreation programs, technology education programs, and character education programs, that are designed to reinforce and complement the regular academic program of participating students.

17-18 ASA Events:

Marble Mania
Our After School Academy "Marble Mania" was a hit with both parents and students. Ms. Marcum (ASA Outreach Coordinator) invited parents to join us in designing marble mazes. The students were so creative and a great time was had by all! Just look at those smiling faces!

STEAM night
STEAM ahead Acacia! our Outreach Coordinator, Hannah Marcum invited ASU QESST ( Engineering Research Center) teacher, Tiffany Rybiski, to Acacia. Our ASA 4th and 5th graders used a variety of materials to design, construct and test solar powered carnival rides. The videos show that we have some future engineers on our hands! Thank you Tiffany and way to go Owls!!

17-18 ASA Class Pictures:

Our ASA Robotics Class took on an inclined plane problem. Students learned that in science a sloped surface is called an inclined plane. The class measured the angle each time they varied it by making the incline steeper. They used their evidence to study the force needed to get the robot up the incline.