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.
Girls On The Run: 3rd-5th Grade
SPRING SEMESTER ONLY. The Girls on the Run Program inspires girls to define their lives on their own terms. Throughout the season, the girls build their confidence and celebrate all that makes them unique. The Girls on the Run lessons encourage positive emotional, social, mental and physical development. Participants explore and discuss their own beliefs around experiences and challenges girls face at this age. They also develop important strategies and skills to help them navigate life experiences. We start with helping the girls get a better understanding of who they are and what’s important to them. Then, we look at the importance of teamwork and healthy relationships. And, finally, the girls explore how they can positively connect with and shape the world.
LEGO Bricks: K-3rd Grade
This program provides an extraordinary atmosphere for students to build unique creations, play games, and have loads of fun using LEGO® Bricks. The activities are designed to trigger young children’s lively imaginations and build their self-confidence. Our one-hour classes explore architecture, engineering and technology concepts using LEGO® bricks. Students participate sessions focused on exciting themes including Space, Inventions, Famous Buildings, and Natural Disasters. Classes follow the Bricks 4 Kidz® motto: We Learn, We Build, We Play with… LEGO® Bricks. Each child will receive a mini-figure that they built.
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.
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.
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!
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.