Enrichment

Register for Trimester III

Trimester I : Monday, September 12th - Friday, November 18th
Trimester II: Monday, November 28th - Friday, February 17th
Trimester III: Monday, February 27th - Friday, May 19th

Registration for Trimester III enrichment classes will open on Monday, February 6th at 10:00am.


Check out our new class offerings for Trimester III!

Monday Offerings

Soccer Shots:
(Kinder) 2:15-3:00 ; (1st-2nd) 3:30-4:15
Soccer Shots
Soccer Shots Premier focuses on individual skill, fitness and sportsmanship, providing an opportunity for children to be challenged through fun games and team interaction. Children will also be introduced to competition in a developmentally appropriate manner.

Fencing:
(1st-2nd) 3:30-4:15 ; (3rd-5th) 4:15 - 5:00
United Fencers Oakland
Realize and go beyond your dreams of Zorro, Three Musketeers and lightsaber style through learning fencing as a modern sport! A safe martial arts practice with a saber as your sword! The program will develop analytic capabilities and dexterity through a combination of pedagogical games, technicals exercises, tactical exploration and an understanding of the importance of time and space. Fencing is the art of quick reflexes, elegant and athletic movements and mental acuity. It is a practice that enhances an individual's ability to problem solve while also developing physical agility, concentration, flexibility and coordination.

Creative Kinder Artist:
(Kinder) 2:15 - 3:00
Jenai Driscoll
Come and create in this fun and inspiring class for kindergartners. Discover new art forms, media and techniques. Each class introduces a new project, exercise or technique emphasizing drawing, painting, paper mache, book arts, fiber, assemblage, found art, mixed media, sculpture, and puppets. 2D and 3D techniques and art history is also included in each class.

Figure Drawing, Landscape Painting, Still Life & Sculpture:
(1st-5th) 3:30 - 4:45
Jenai Driscoll
Learn the styles and techniques of The Masters. Use oil, acrylic, watercolors and tiles to create Gaudi's mosaics, Chagall's watercolors, Degas' sculptures, and David's Neoclassical oils. Students will gain inspiration from the masters and develop original paintings and sculptures. We will practice underpainting, layering, and glazing to achieve a beautiful and timeless art. Artistic language, in French, Spanish, and Italian will also be introduced.

Chess:
(1st-5th) 3:30 - 4:30
Berkeley Chess School
Chess is fun and can be learned quickly and easily. Studies have found that chess improves test results in reading, science, and math, and produces growth in critical cognitive skills. Beyond academia, chess influences social behavior including self esteem, respect for others, patience, and good sportsmanship. And did we mention: it’s FUN! Students are also invited to attend weekend tournaments in Berkeley. More about Berkeley Chess School.


8th Grade Engineering Design Workshop:
(8th grade only) 3:30-5:00
Heather Doering

Discover the Chemistry of Food! Part chemical-lab, part cooking class: We'll uncover the chemical properties of various food items, and explore the chemistry involved in food preparation and cooking.

Tuesday Offerings

*NEW! Cursive & Calligraphy:
(3rd-5th) 3:30-4:15
Bev Thomason
This class is designed to develop and strengthen good handwriting. Taught by an experienced art teacher, practice will be inter pursued with multiple art projects. Students will have a good command of their signature and the ability to read handwriting at the end of this course. As we progress in the class calligraphy and cursive will be taught and practiced through writing samples, art projects, poster designs, and much more!

Adventures:
(Kinder) 2:15-3:00 ; (1st-2nd) 3:30-4:00 ; (2nd-5th) 4:00-4:30
Maimone Attia
The Adventures Class is an interactive mystery solving experience in which original mystery stories are brought to life using audio and video recordings, clue-hunts, oral storytelling, and discussions about the mysteries. The mystery stories tap into genres popular with kids--science fiction, fantasy and mystery/spy thriller. This activity provides children with an immersive, interactive storytelling experience that stimulates their imagination, fosters problem solving skills and teamwork, and encourages them to create their own stories.

Band:
(Tues/Thurs)
Beginning Band (3rd-5th) 3:30- 4:15
Intermediate Band (Returning 4th-5th) 4:15- 5:00
Nzingah Smith
See ASP Music Page for description. Band is a year-long commitment. Please note that only Beginning Band is available to add at this time.

Wednesday Offerings

Maker's Lab:
(2nd-5th) 3:30-4:30
Galaxy Robotics Team
Maker Lab is a class that provides an open space for individual tinkering and experimenting with brought in or supplied materials along with projects like balloon rockets, kaleidoscopes, bridge and tower construction challenges, and many others. The goal is to teach basic engineering and scientific principles while letting the students have free time to make and create things. Kids will use mainly recycled materials to make their projects and things like glue, string, and fasteners to connect the materials. In the past students have made things like rubber band powered cars, mobiles, and marble rollercoasters.

Triple Threat Basketball

(Kinder) 2:15-3:00; (1st-5th) 3:30-4:30

Triple Threat Academy
Come learn basketball fundamentals with our experienced coaches in a safe fun filled environment. TTA coaches specialize in teaching innovative methods for kids to learn the game. TTA creates an atmosphere that will be mistake friendly for beginners at the same time push & develop intermediate/advance players!

Drawing & Cartooning:
(Kinder) 2:15-3:00 ; (1st-5th) 3:30-4:30
Ruth Boerefijin
In this class, there is no "instructions". Instead, there is a variety of materials to experiment with and draw inspiration from. Stories come alive as we draw, as we get a feel for what characters are thinking, feeling, and responding to. I will act as your "artist's assistant", helping you to move through the process of developing your characters, settings, and story ideas. Create a book, a collection of sketches, or even a three-dimensional installation! In this class, you will learn how to find your style and tell your story. No prior aptitude for drawing is required. More about Ruth.

Beginning Taekwondo:
(Kinder - 2nd) 3:30 - 4:15
Master Jiwhan Han
Instructor Han Jiwhan is a former member of the Korean National Judo team and an Olympian who competed at the 2000 Sydney Games. His amazing ability of balancing discipline and gentle instruction make this class an ASP favorite. Instruction will focus on respect, determination, self-discipline and meditation. All students will need a uniform that will be issued during the second week of class and charged as a one-time cost. More about Master Han.


Game Theory & Role Playing:
(Kinder) 2:15-3:00; (1st-5th) 3:30-4:45
Randy Kreidt
Children learn best through play. Games are structured play which can teach many aspects of life. On the simpler levels, children learn colors (Candyland), numbers (Chutes and Ladders), money handling (Monopoly), and deduction (Clue) through gameplay. Indirectly, they learn sequencing (turn order) and ethics (is now the right time to cheat, or is the best time never?). Using the best new games not found at ToysRUs, we shall practice logical deduction, planning, and negotiation in a painless, engaging manner. Remember, the common phrase is not "pain and games..." We shall grow intellectually and socially through "fun and games"!

Hip-Hop:
(1st-5th) 3:30-4:30
Yeni Lucero
Ms. Yeni's Hip Hop class is a disciplinary dance base for the use of creative growth and performance. Lucero's strategy is to initiate and release the information by the means of the student to obtain the information and become creators themselves. In her classroom everybody is a superstar, encouraging self-esteem, leadership and teamwork. The outcome of this Hip Hop journey is that your little one will fully become a leader and mover! More about Yeni


Thursday Offerings

Edible Adventures
(Kinder) 2:15-3:00; (1st-5th) 3:30-4:30
Perla Yasmeen Melendez
Edible Adventures is an interactive cooking workshop where students will learn about a wide variety of ingredients and how to use them to prepare yummy recipes. We'll be doing weekly taste tests, fruit & veggie sketches, and cook-offs to put our creativity and new skills to work! Each student will leave the class with a new favorite food, supercool cooking skills, and a handmade cookbook with all the recipes from the class. At the end of the trimester, the Edible Adventures crew will host a pop-up with snacks and refreshments for you to enjoy at the End-of-Trimester Assembly.

Tennis:
(Kinder) 2:15-3:00 ; (1st-3rd) 3:30 - 4:30
Higgins Tennis
We bring the court to you! Learn how to play tennis on a smaller 36ft court with a slightly larger, slow-bouncing ball developed by the United States Tennis Association that makes it easy to rally and play right away. During every class children learn stroke fundamentals including: forehands, backhands, and the basics of rallying. Then they incorporate what they have learned into games like "Feed the Monkeys", "Skyball", and "Castle". At the end of each session children have the opportunity to earn a medal!

Dancemakers:
(Kinder) 2:15 - 3:00, (1st-3rd) 3:30 - 4:30
Kim Agnew
Instructor Kim Agnew is a multi-disciplined dancer, choreographer and dance educator teaching all over the greater Bay Area including, Head Royce, dance and music outreach with the San Francisco Ballet and 13 summers with Marin Ballet. As many students repeat dance in ASP, off campus or during the regular school day, they begin to have creative dance ideas of their own. In this class, Kim will guide the dancers in creating their own group choreography using the dance skills they bring to class as well as learning some new ones. New dancers have great ideas too and are more than welcome to join class. The dancers really have to work as a team, try each others ideas and see what their moves look like when someone else executes it. The pride and joy that the collaborative group generates is something you will surely feel when they perform at the end of the year! All levels of students welcome!


Toyology:
(1st - 5th) 3:30 - 4:40
Sarah's Science
In these exciting hands-on science classes we will build a variety of toys and use them to demonstrate major scientific concepts. Science topics include energy, electricity, light, gravity, motion, friction, magnetism and simple machines. Each student will construct and take home a different science toy in every class. We also include a science note with every project to help families continue the learning at home. The classes will be taught by our award-winning stuaff. More information:Sarah's Science Website

Da Capo:
(4th-5th) 3:30 - 4:15
Sarah Noll
Da Capo is a musical term in Italian meaning, from the beginning. Taught by the one and only Sarah Noll, our lower school children's chorus is an exciting musical experience. Students will work together under her direction to learn how to use their voices in unison to create beautiful, meaningful music. Da Capo performs at lower and all-school assemblies for students, parents and friends. Da Capo is a YEAR-LONG Commitment.

Band:
(Tues/Thurs)
Beginning Band (3rd-5th) 3:30 - 4:15
Intermediate Band (Returning 4th-5th) 4:15- 5:00
Nzingah Smith
See ASP Music Page for description. Band is a year-long commitment. Please note that only Beginning Band is available to add at this time.

Additional Enrichment Information

Costs

Course Cost for Plan Users: $245 per class per trimester

Course Cost for Non-Plan Users: $265 per class per trimester

Swim Lessons: Private Lessons-$250; Group Lessons- $215

Billing: Classes are billed on a trimester basis. Students not enrolled in an ASP plan remaining in ASP care after a class will be charged at a rate of $12.00 for the first hour. Students staying in ASP longer than one hour will be billed the daily drop-in rate of $30. There is no ASP drop-in charge prior to enrichment classes.

Swim Lessons

Swim Lessons



Fall Swim Lessons: Monday, September 12th until Thursday, September 29th.
Spring Swim Lessons: Monday, May 15th until Thursday, June 1st.

Lessons are twice per week (Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday) for a total of 6 lessons.

Private lessons are $250 and group lessons are $215.

Swim Lesson sign-ups are on a first come-first served basis and can be found on our Camp and Class Software.

Sample A Class Week

Sample-A-Class Week - During the week of Sept. 6th-9th, many enrichment class instructors offer sample classes free of charge for students to experience. A registration form will be sent out via e-lines.

Enrichment Logistics and Details

REGISTRATION/HOW TO REGISTER: Registration for ASP Plans and ASP Enrichment classes (private music and swim included) can be completed through our Active Camp and Class Software. You will automatically be creating an account with ACTIVE during the time of registration. Space permitting, students will be allowed to join a class in progress, but no proration will be granted.

ENROLLMENT: Classes are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Classes are subject to cancellation if a minimum enrollment of six students per class is not met. You will need to re-register for classes every Trimester. If you do not re-register your child, we will assume you will be discontinuing the class.

CHANGES/CANCELLATIONS TO CLASSES: We ask that you make your selections carefully as staffing and enrollment goals are affected by changes. All changes must be made in writing (email). For trimester II Once the class is underway, no refunds will be issued for any reason.

Mikki Frazier
Director of Programs
(510) 531-1300 x2500

Dexter Moore Jr.
Associate Director of Programs
Director, Heads Up Program
(510) 531-1300 x2437

Eben Dower
Associate Director of Programs
Director, After School Program

(510) 531-1300 x2333

Natalie Huaman
Programs Office Administrative Asst.
(510) 531-1300 x2301

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