The West Springfield is excited to offer an after school enrichment program for its students! We have three exciting sessions planned - Fall, Winter and Spring - with lots of great classes to choose from in each one. On this site you'll find all the information about program procedures, class descriptions and details you need to participate. Whether you are looking for sports, drama, arts and crafts, technology, science or hobbies, there's something here for everyone.
Transition from school to enrichment programs:
Instructors will pick up students in the cafeteria and take attendance. Instructors then escort students to activity rooms.
Please click on “View all Courses” button below during Open Registration to register.
Electronics with Minecraft Redstone - STEM exCEL - $155
STEM exCEL's Electronics with Minecraft Redstone allows students to explore electronics in a virtual world with essentially infinite resources. Using Minecraft's Redstone blocks, which act as wires on a breadboard, students can build constructs representing electrical circuits and simple computer projects that are built in the real world. This course is a great precursor to understand real circuitry, electronics and electrical theory. This course allows students to gain an understanding of how computers are processing commands as they move on to other computer science studies, and take home their Redstone creations at the ends of the course.
Fast Break Hoops - Basketball (K-3) (4-6) - Overtime Athletics Fairfax - $98
Swish! Join us for Fast Break Basketball where you'll learn FUNdamental basketball skills like dribbling, passing, shooting and defense. Test your skills while we play Dribble Scribble, King of the Court, Hot Shot Shooting and MORE!
Hip Hop - Kids in Motion - $103
Offered by Kids in Motion, Hip Hop Dance is a high energy, exciting dance class specifically designed for children. Classes are set up with kid friendly music, movements, and routines. Hip Hop Dance is a great fit for children and it creates an environment of excitement around being healthy and active! Dance instructors are certified Zumba Kids instructors through Zumba International, which certifies them to teach 4-12 year old children, or they are experienced Hip Hop instructors. All instructors receive further training through Kids in Motion lead dance instructors.
Improv - Acting for Young People - $90
Actors will create short scenes, situations, and characters while focusing on listening, teamwork, and thinking on their feet! Using an age-specific curriculum, these theater games and activities are a ton of fun for students with any level of experience. Fun for those who want to try "acting without a script". Parents are invited to a performance on the final day of class.
Intro to Game Design - STEM exCEL - $155
Intro to Game Design builds upon the fundamentals and concepts of game design within a real game engine many indie development teams currently use. Students learn to design and build their own game from the ground up, while learning 2D game art and programming logic with the engine’s integrated art software and easy-to-use events system, fit for beginners through advanced learners alike. Our instructors help students develop games individually, so students have the freedom to create at their pace while focusing on their creative interests. The final product is their own game that can be played on any computer, and the know-how to continue their game development at home.
Silver Knights Chess - Silver Knights Enrichment - $122
Learn chess from a Silver Knights chess coach! State and national champions have come from our programs, but most of our students are just looking to have fun! Class time is split between lesson and play. Lessons range from learning the rules to advanced tournament strategies, depending on the student's skill level. Play time is structured to pair each student against an opponent of similar skill. All grades and skill levels are welcome. Silver Knights will supply all the equipment during chess club. Students will have the opportunity to play in tournaments.
Silver Knights Robotics: BusyBots - Silver Knights Enrichment - $178
Silver Knights Robotics uses LEGO® WeDo 2.0 in our enrichment classes. Each session includes different projects so material doesn’t repeat. In our BusyBots unit, kids will examine bots that are taking care of business. Most robots are designed to do a job and the bots in this unit all have work to do! Build a machine to test how earthquake-proof a structure is; build a gondola lift and a farm harvester. We’ll even build a fishing pole because sometimes you need a break from work!
STOCK MARKET CLUB - SPARK Business Academy - $179
Come and learn how investors make (and lose) money in the stock market and how you can start investing successfully at a young age! In this hands-on class, students use a cool stock-trading simulation tool with real-time market data to build a $100,000 stock portfolio, “learning by doing.” This practical experience empowers campers with the tools and mindset to face future investment decisions with confidence and "buy low, sell high"! A solid foundation for successful future investors!
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