ACES: Afterschool Care and Enrichment for Success
ACES, which stands for Afterschool Care and Enrichment for Success, is your afterschool care option at Kimmel Farm Elementary School. ACES aims to enrich students’ afterschooltime by providing a problem-based learning (PBL) curriculum that develops critical thinking skills. This is accomplished by utilizing certified classroom teachers to deliver the PBL instruction. Students work together in collaborative groups to solve real-life problems aligned with the curriculum they already are learning about during the school day. This improves student performance by enriching outside of the classroom time.
Why choose ACES?
Certified classroom teachers will be providing enrichment that is aligned with the standard course of study. Students will have organized stations after
enrichment time each day where they can express themselves through art, physical activity and many other areas. By increasing your child’s instructional time, you position your child for increased academic success!
During PBL instructional time, Kimmel Farm Elementary teachers who have completed special training in problem-based learning will work with your child.
Undergraduate students from local universities will assist teachers and provide supervision and activities for your child.
Kristen Turner, a former fourth-grade teacher at Kimmel Farm Elementary, will be the on-site program coordinator for ACES.
Who is eligible?
Any student who will be attending Kimmel Farm Elementary School in the 2012-2013 school year is eligible to participate.
What is the cost?
The cost for the program is $55 per week. Payments can be made online with a credit or debit card (link will be emailed on your preferred payment schedule) or by check made out to CERTL ACES Program. You may pay weekly, monthly or per semester.
Tell me about the program…
The CERTL ACES Program is held at Kimmel Farm Elementary School every school day from 2:50 until 6:00 pm. When students are dismissed they will transition to the cafeteria for a snack (included) followed by guided recreation. From 3:30 – 5:00 pm, students engage in PBL activities with certified classroom teachers from Kimmel Farm in one of the classrooms at the school. From 5:00 pm until pick-up (no later than 6:00pm) students will have additional recreation time/homework time/guided activities. Fridays are Fun Free Fridays where students will not have PBL instruction time, but will have themed activities.
Download the ACES brochure (pdf).
Make a secure online credit card payment.