Welcome To Apollo After School

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Apollo After School is a comprehensive extended day program, providing before care, after care, and day camps to public and private schools across the United States. Each day at Apollo includes physical activities, homework help, and a variety of enrichment activities that will compliment your school day. Our amazing team of educators handle all aspects of the program, so you don’t have to!

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    About Apollo After School

    Apollo After School is a comprehensive extended day program. Our research-based curriculum provides a safe, fun and friendly environment for families who need quality childcare outside of regular school hours.

    Our before and after school programs offer PK – 8th grade children a variety of activities to develop their physical, emotional, intellectual, and social needs. Our Project-Based Learning and Social-Emotional Learning curriculum helps students develop their academic skills while developing positive relationships with their friends, families, and community.

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    About Apollo After School
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    Benefits Of Partnering With Apollo

    No Cost For Schools

    No Cost For Schools

    We Take Care Of Everything

    We Take Care Of Everything

    Research-Based Curriculum

    Research-Based Curriculum

    20 Enrichment Themes

    20 Enrichment Themes

    Friendly, Professional Staff

    Friendly, Professional Staff

    20 Years of Experience

    20 Years of Experience

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    Our PK-8 Extended-Day Programs

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    Apollo Before And After School Program

    Our extended day program provides our students with a safe, fun and friendly learning environment before and after their regular school day. Each day includes enrichment activities, homework help, physical activities, and a healthy snack.

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    Chess Wizards

    Since our first classes in 2002, Chess Wizards has inspired thousands of students around the country to think logically, win graciously, and learn from defeat. Our exciting enrichment classes, tournaments, and day camps challenge students of all experience levels.

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    Lunch & Recess Supervision

    It can be a hassle convincing your existing staff to manage the energy of a hundred pent-up kids while they’re eating, playing, and blowing off steam. Let us take care of this for you – we have afternoon staff eager to work, and we’re already pretty good at it!

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    Day Camps

    Apollo offers day camp activities for in-service and vacation days. The day camp format combines the most fun and interactive parts of our curriculum with tons of traditional and Apollo-innovated camp activities.

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    Extended Day Curriculum & Support

    Our professionally developed curriculum and support program features over 20 enrichment themes for your school to choose from, with available training and ongoing support.

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    Stellar STEM

    We’ve partnered with Stellar After School, a hands-on STEM program that makes learning Science, Engineering, Technology, and Math accessible and fun.

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    Our Mission

    Apollo After School’s mission is to create a safe, fun and friendly environment for our students, inspire lifelong learning, and build relationships and communities.

    Here’s what that means, in practice:

    • A Safe, Fun, and Friendly Environment. We provide a safe and welcoming afterschool environment, with a wide range of activities and opportunities for our students to grow.
    • Lifelong Learning. We inspire our students to be lifelong learners, encourage creative expression and build their sense of self-confidence.
    • Build Relationships and Communities. We enhance your school’s social dynamic by creating lasting, cooperative relationships across different age groups. We encourage our students to think big, increase engagement in their communities, and make positive contributions to the world around them.
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    Our Approach

    Our Approach

    We use a practical, results-oriented mix of both modern and classical instructional methods, plus our own classroom-tested experience in making the learning process fun:

    • Project-Based Learning Curriculum. At each level of development, whether working on their own or in teams, we teach our students to solve problems by asking questions, utilizing their own skills and learning new ones.
    • Social-Emotional Learning. Our activities are geared towards providing our students with a framework of skills from which they can set and achieve goals, show empathy for others, build positive relationships, and make good decisions.
    • Socratic Method. We use a question-based approach to help our students process information and develop a deeper understanding of their own learning. Skillful questions act as a starting point for further exploration, discussions encourage students to view learning as a collaborative process, and encouraging students to use observations and evidence to support their ideas builds their self-confidence.
    • Fun, Interactive Environment. We provide our instructors with a whole range of tools to answer the questions, ‘How can we make this more fun? How can we get our students more involved?’
    Billing and Tuition

    Three, four, and five days a week options, plus drop-ins. One Monthly Bill.

    Apollo After School is a tuition-based program that can operate at no additional cost to your school. All costs of the programs, including administrative and materials fees, are included in a student’s tuition. Our optional revenue sharing program can help your school raise funds for school improvements or student services.

    We also offer multi-sibling family discounts, school employee and first-responder discounts. Apollo participates in many state and local voucher programs to assist families in need.

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    Curriculum and Ongoing Support Packages

    Interested in starting your own internal before and after school program at your school, but don’t know where to start? Our research-based professional guide, created by our amazing team of educators, will provide you with everything you need to get started. We also offer a variety of administrative and support services, if there is an aspect of running your program that’s outside of your current capacity or expertise. Here’s a sample of our curriculum and services:

    • Hundreds of activities, lesson plans, and games, across 20 exciting themes, for grades K-2, 3-5, and 6-8
    • Program setup, classroom management tips, and materials lists
    • Flyers, banners, and other marketing materials
    • Recruiting, hiring, and onboarding staff
    • Ongoing project-based learning, social-emotional learning, and professional development training for instructors
    • Ready-to-go online registration and billing
    • Ongoing support and troubleshooting
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    Curriculum and Ongoing Support Packages

    No Cost For Schools

    No Cost For Schools

    All costs of the program are included in tuition, and Apollo is available at no additional cost to your school. You provide the space, and we take care of the rest!

    We Take Care Of Everything

    We Take Care Of Everything

    Our instructional and administrative tasks handle all aspects of the program. We take care of billing, parent questions, staffing, training, and materials – so you don’t have to!

    Research-Based Curriculum

    Research-Based Curriculum

    Our fun, interactive curriculum is designed to help our students grow in all aspects of their lives. Project-based learning and social-emotional learning compliment their regular school day while providing new learning opportunities.

    20 Enrichment Themes

    20 Enrichment Themes

    Our fully customizable curriculum includes over 20 enrichment themes to choose from, and over 800 lesson plans to use!

    Friendly, Professional Staff

    Friendly, Professional Staff

    Our diverse team of professional educators complete a 40-hour professional development course, which includes CPR/First Aid certifications. Our teachers are passionate about education and create a safe and welcoming environment for all of our students.

    20 Years of Experience

    20 Years of Experience

    Apollo After School grew out of our national sister company, Chess Wizards, which we founded in 2002. We currently serve thousands of students and families each semester, all across the United States.

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    Principals Corner

    … Apollo instructors do a great job of organizing the kids and keeping them interested and active. Students look forward to attending each day, and parents/guardians appreciate that there is homework assistance. Their staff provides a quality educational aftercare experience for families utilizing their services and are responsive to our students’ needs. The Site Director does a great job overseeing that all duties are fulfilled and staff is working to their fullest potential. Apollo School Program had provided many different types of activities for our students and continue to bring in fresh, healthy snacks every day. If there is every a question about any aspect of the program by parents and staff, the Site Director is diligent about resolving any concerns, and always looks to find solutions that benefit all students…

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    Principals Corner

    Apollo After School provides an extended-day student enrichment program, offering affordable, engaging, and reliable options for parents who need quality childcare outside of regular school hours. Classes are held at your school facilities; the program offer a convenient solution for families. Its mission is to provide a safe and welcoming before and after school environment, with a wide range of activities and opportunities for students to grow. Students are inspired to be lifelong learners, encourage their own creative expression and help build self-confidence.
    Garrison Elementary School endorse Apollo After School and its mission and looks forward to continuing the partnership.

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    Principals Corner

    We here at Holmes PTO are happy to host Apollo After School in providing aftercare for Holmes Elementary. We began offering their program last year out of need, on a trial basis. We only had one room available to them. They filled to capacity, and we had parents on a waitlist. Feedback was very positive.
    This year we were able to open up more space and allow them to be wholly responsible for Holmes Aftercare. Their management staff met with our school principal and I to set things up and have taken it from there. We appreciate their regular updates on how things are going, and are big fans of their revenue sharing plan!
    Apollo After School Manager, Rebecca Campbell-Riha and her team take care of the 49 kids enrolled in the program. They have the kids separated into different classrooms, do a good job orchestrating everyone, and handle discipline problems quickly.
    So far, we’ve had a lot of positive feedback from kids and their parents. We look forward to a continued partnership with Apollo!

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    get a free consultation

    Leave us a request, so we can help you with all the details needed to bring our program to your school.

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      We would love to work with you! Call +1 (855) 543-7277 or fill out our online consultation form to learn more.