Admiral Farragut Academy provides many opportunities for its students to learn and have fun after school! There are many different after school programs for students to choose from, from sports to science to Minecraft, so they can always find something they’ll like.
Challenge Island: K-3rd Grade
Challenge Island is where engineering meets imagination! It’s a one of a kind enrichment program on the cutting edge of S.T.E.A.M (Science,Technology, Engineering, Art & Math) Education and 21st Century Learning. Inspired by a popular reality TV show, each semester of Challenge Island takes place on a unique Island where our adventurous tribes tackle high-level thinking and engineering challenges at whimsical weekly destinations.
Little Jackets Sports Program – K-5th Grade
The Little Jackets Sports Program incorporates sports offered in 6th-12th Grade at Admiral Farragut Academy. Twice a month the coaches of our school will be helping the Lower School students learn the basics of their sports. Each class will consist of 2-3 different sports and the sports will be rotated throughout the program. Some examples of the sports that will be offered are volleyball, baseball, softball, basketball, lacrosse, soccer, track, and football.
Mad Science – K-5th Grade
We are on a mission: By making science fun we aim to inspire an interest in science and a love of learning in children that will last a lifetime. In this “enlightened” program students will not believe their eyes as they examine different optical illusions and watch as light and color interact to trick their sense of sight. Children will also put their taste buds to the test, learn how we get the “pop” in soda pop and have a “hair raising” experience working with static electricity. They will explore the science of nutrition and being healthy, and experience the amazing power of magnetism. The basics of sound will be uncovered with a cool Mad Science twist that includes the use of a sound machine to distort sound and our voices and experience the incredible power of heat and how it can transform matter.
LEGO Robotics – 4th-7th Grade
The Robotics Club will participate in the highly competitive FIRST® LEGO® League (FLL). FLL introduces students to real-world engineering challenges by building LEGO-based robots to complete tasks on a thematic playing surface. FLL teams discover exciting career possibilities and, through the process, learn to make positive contributions to society.
Tennis – K-3rd Grade/4th-7th Grade
Come and join us for After School Tennis. All levels are welcome from Kindergarten to 7th grade. Tennis is coached by Coach Dean from the Treasure Island Yacht and Tennis Club. There will be differentiated instruction based on individual ability level. Instruction, drills, and games will all be incorporated into each lesson.
Makerspace – 4th-7th Grade
The Makerspace Club is a place where students use their research skills and imagination to build and create any project of their choosing. Each project will vary depending on a student’s interests and is chosen by the student, not the teacher. Students will need to work hard and be self-motivated to create a project that excites them. Tools and materials will be available for student use and the teacher will help solve any building/creating problems that arise. The 3D printer will be available for use by any student in Makerspace. Students will be able to take home and keep their final projects.
Minecraft – 4th-7th Grade
The Minecraft Club is designed for students who enjoy all things Minecraft. It doesn’t matter if you’re a beginner or a Minecraft expert, we have something for everyone. The club will be using MinecraftEdu software which has additions to the original game to ensure that it is appropriate and educational for all members. Come explore the world of Minecraft with other passionate players!