Extended Day Program for Kids
When the school day ends, the adventure begins
Putting Safety First
We take extra measures to ensure your children are safe while attending our program.
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:
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 STEM for Kids SC in our STEM Maker Lab. Students enhance their critical thinking by building video games, Minecraft virtual city building, and animation and game design.
The Yogi Bear program is design to enhanced the mindfulness of children by using games, art, play and meditation techniques. The behavior intervention used, helps children acquire and effectively apply the knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary to understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions.
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!
What to Expect
Camp staff plans weekly, fun-filled, off & on-site field trips, and a wide variety of activities each day including crafts, group games, sports, cooking, STEM enrichment, leadership and financial training, science and 3 fun-filled weekly field trips!
A freshly-prepared hot lunch and nutritious snack will be provided daily. Lunch will not be provided Monday, August 7 - Thursday, August 10. Please send a bag lunch and drink with your child on these days.
ELA and Math summer enrichment is also provided to give kids a jump-start for the next school year! Students will receive individual help in these study areas.
The Lexington County Library Book Mobile visits our facility bi-weekly on Wednesdays. Campers are allowed to check out books from the book mobile to read during the summer as a part of summer enrichment. Children are encouraged to read the books they check out during daily enrichment time.
WHAT TO BRING
Water Bottle with a strap for carrying
Change of clothes (younger children)
Swimwear and sunscreen when needed
Backpack style bag for belongings
Label all items with your child’s name
Wear athletic shoes, no open toed-shoes or flip flops
Electronics are allowed daily
Additional (non-microwavable) food items are allowed and must be peanut free
TASZA will not responsible for damaged or lost personal items
CREATING MEMORIES TO LAST A LIFETIME!
TASZA is excited to announce that we will be offering a nine (9) week summer camp this year! It's time for the kiddos to come out of the house and join us for fun-filled camp which offers a variety activities that are educational; integrating the emotional, physical, intellectual and social needs of your child. Our summer camp is designed to enhance self-esteem, and promote individual creative expression in fun and exciting ways!
Dates: Monday, June 05 - Friday, August 11
Ages: 5 to 12 years old
Hours: (Complimentary Early Drop off beginning at 7:30 a.m. / Complimentary Late pick up by 6:00 pm)
Camp hours are from 9:00 am to 4 pm.
Weekly Rate: Full Time Summer Camp (9 Weeks)
$195 per week/per child (Current enrolled at TASZA)
$205 per week/per child (Not enrolled at TASZA)
$5 Sibling Discount
We do not offer part-time hours or daily drop in for camp. Registration for 5 weeks or more is required to register.
Fee Includes: freshly-prepared hot lunch and nutritious snack daily and 3 field trips per week. Math and ELA focused learning.
Registration Fee: $25 per family
T-shirt Fee: $14 per shirt
Online registration only allowed.
Registration is open to children ages 5 - 12 and is required to participate.
TASZA will be closed for summer holiday the week of:
July 3 - July 7
There is no charge for this week.
Tuition Payment: Tuition is due on Monday of each week. A $5 per day late payment fee will be charged daily until account balance is paid.
A place is provided for your child during the summer. Therefore, you are expected to pay for this time whether your child attends or not. No refunds or credits are given for absences due to illness, holidays, personal time off, etc.
Late Pickup Fee: A $1.00 per minute, per child late fee will be charged for pick-up after 6:00 PM. When late pickup occurs, your credit card on file will be charged the late pick-up fee.
OVER "25" FUN - FILLED FIELD TRIPS PLANNED!
Fort Jackson Water Park
Cold Stone Ice Cream
Three Fountains Skating
Columbia Marionette Theatre
Surge Adventure Park
and much more!