Healthy Snack Transportation from School Mindfulness Yoga STEAM Maker Lab with A Hand in Learning STEAM School Closing Day Field Trip Leadership and Financial Literacy with Pretty Pennies Early Release Pickup
The After School Zone Academy is a community based extended day program, committed to taking a leadership role in child care services and direct its activities toward student success.
Homework is an important aspect of our after school program for students, and our staff work our kids, and their parents to ensure the children complete their homework Monday - Thursday during our dedicated homework time and extended times when needed.
After School Pickup
Free pickup from the following Lexington/Richland District 5 Schools: Irmo Elementary
Nursery Road Elementary
Seven Oaks Elementary
Harbison West Elementary
Dutch Fork Elementary
H.E. Corley Elementary
Irmo Middle School (6th Grade)
Academic & Enrichment Activities
Students are given opportunities to learn through hands-on activities and experiments. They engage in fun activities that create a desire to learn through a mix of traditional and nontraditional topics including STEM, arts and crafts, cooking sessions, and leadership and financial training.
Daily Physical Activities
Students are encouraged to be physically active daily to enhance their physical well-being. Our staff helps them identify activities they enjoy and might engage in long term. Physical activity keeps kids’ bodies and minds from becoming sluggish and unproductive.
STEM Maker Lab
Students receive weekly in-person STEM enrichment from our partner A Hand in Learning STEAM Experience in our STEM Maker Lab. Students enhance their critical thinking by learning about programming, robotics, electronics, drones, virtual and augmented reality.
Each pose and meditation technique enhances students' physical well-being, and fosters mental resilience as children learn to focus and cultivate mindfulness. This skill can be applied throughout their lives. Furthermore, yoga helps kids lead a healthy lifestyle, which contributes to improved focus and academic performance.
Pretty Pennies, Every Penny Counts trains and molds young creatives into future leaders by teaching in subject areas of Financial Literacy, Communication 101, Table/Social Etiquette, Introduction to Acting, Dance Fitness & Health Nutrition. Activities aid in developing positive self-esteem, develop awareness of fine arts, learn to interact socially, and display a good personality.
We offer camps during the Winter, Spring and Summer. Students participate fun-filled camps, which offer a variety activities that are educational; integrating the emotional, physical, intellectual and social needs of children. Our camps are designed to enhance self-esteem, and promote individual creative expression in fun and exciting ways! Our camps consist of "3" weekly field trips and tons of exciting activities to keep children busy and happy!