The Apollo After School program activities keep children safe and active right up until the moment parents pick them up. Students are escorted to the designated meeting place right after their regular classes finish. Our after school programs begin with a tasty and nutritious snack. After their refreshment, children are guided through the day’s activities, which include physical activity time, an enrichment component, and homework help. The enrichment classes are supplemented by unstructured free time where children can enjoy board games, outdoor sports, reading or writing.
In addition to a healthy snack, physical activity time, and homework tutoring, Apollo After School programs offer 19 different enrichment themes for PK – 8th grade students (please see the table we’ve included in this document for the full list with descriptions). Our project-based learning curriculum provides opportunities for students to expand their understanding of topics learned during the school day and also leads to discovery beyond their regular classroom curriculum. With over 800 unique, classroom-tested lesson plans to choose from, our educators have the tools they need to cover the diverse spectrum of children’s learning types.
During the set-up process, the Apollo Regional Director will meet with your school’s administration (principals and other decision-makers) to discuss specific goals for the program. With homework tutoring and 19 different enrichment units to choose from, principals can customize the desired experience for their students based on the desired outcomes. Principals can select STEM units, like Science, Robotics, and Applied Math. They can make the after school programs more arts-focused with Arts & Crafts, Storytelling & Public Speaking, and Cooking. Many schools select a healthy mix of both, and often rotate different units between semesters to give students a variety of enrichment opportunities. Our curriculum is designed to be developmentally appropriate, with separate activities within each topic geared towards grades K-2, 3-5, and 6-8, along with integrated activities to give students the opportunity to interact with others outside of their own age groups.
Homework is important aspect of any after school programs for kids, and our staff works with students, teachers, and parents to ensure the children complete their homework.The Apollo Site Directors are in communication each day with school administration to discuss individual student’s academic and emotional needs, along with all other logistical details that keep the program running smoothly and in line with administration goals.
1Safe Check-in/Check-out Procedures
3Exciting Enrichment Activities
4Homework Tutoring and Cool Down Time
5Structured and Unstructured Physical Activities
6Supervised Free Play