After-School Enrichment Program

We even offer After-School Care and Enrichment classes this year from 3:00-6:00 to better fit your life! Sign up for classes is only done online only – click the Register button for the appropriate classes below. Fall classes begin Monday, August 27th!

**Aftercare is provided free of charge before or after your student’s Enrichment Class only on the day of class**

**Parents who require aftercare AND are interested in enrolling their students in enrichment classes are encouraged to enroll in a full week of classes. This works out to be the more economical route as opposed to per-diem aftercare. Aftercare is free for students who have an AEP class that day.**

**INDIVIDUAL MUSIC LESSONS NOTE: Days and times for individual music instruction must be secured with the lesson instructor after sign up (with the exception of piano lessons with Mrs. Busman which need to be secured BEFORE registration).  Lesson days and times will be available on a first come first serve basis.**

If you have any questions, please contact Jennifer Schertz Enrichment Coordinator, at jschertz@peoriaacademy.org

Bulldog Cheerleading

Do you have school spirit? Would you like to learn the fundamentals of cheerleading and dance? Come join Bulldog Cheerleading! Learn jumps, stunts, dance and cheers. We will perform a cheer/dance  routine at the end of the semester. Go Bulldogs!!!

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Grades
Day & Time
PK-8th Gr.
Monday 3:00-4:00
Cost: 1 Credit
Instructor: Joanie Rankin

Bulldog Gymnastics

Come and learn the basics of tumbling!  Bulldog Gymnastics is a progression-based class where skills are broken down into small steps to insure easy, skill-building success.  Gymnastics is great for building self-esteem, strong bones, and a healthy heart.

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Grades
Day & Time
PK-3rd Gr.
Tuesday 3:00-4:00
Cost: 1 Credit
Instructor: Joanie Rankin

Basketball

Come learn the basic skills needed to play basketball! Students will learn the three fundamental skills
needed in basketball: shooting, dribbling, and passing. We will hone these skills through drills, and
games. Sign up today!

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Grades
Day & Time
Girls 1st-5th
Monday 3:00-4:00
Boys 1st-3rd
Fri 3:00-4:00
Cost: 1 Credit
Instructor: Ms.Carew

Tae Kwon Do

Tae Kwon Do teaches basic self-defense.  All forms of martial arts are utilized during instruction.  This course is open to both students and parents.  Dennis Zehr has been at Peoria Academy as the Tae Kwon Do Instructor for 15 years and received his 1st Degree Black Belt in 1987 and 6th Degree Masters in 2006. **TKD is available to Pre-K students pending a screening through Master Zehr

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Grades
Day & Time
K-8th Gr. & Parents
Monday 3:00-4:00
K-8th Gr. & Parents
Wednesday 3:00-4:00
K-8th Gr. & Parents
Wednesday 4:00-5:00
Cost: 1 Credit
Instructor: Dennis Zehr

Yoga For You!

Come and learn about yoga for kids. Yoga has many benefits. It enhances flexibility, strength, and coordination. In addition, it helps with concentration, calmness, focus and relaxation. We will learn poses, partner poses and group poses. Fun themes will be implemented each week. Themes will be based on books, movies or characters. Namaste!!

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Grades
Day & Time
PK-3rd Gr.
Wednesday 3:00-4:00
Cost: 1 Credit
Instructor: Joanie Rankin

Bulldog Strength & Conditioning

Join Prof. Arenas for an interactive workout program designed for teens! In this course students will
focus on physical skills such as strength, power, speed, agility, and stamina. This program is guaranteed
to help establish healthy lifestyle habits, increase dedication to fitness, and foster self-confidence!
Have fun and get fit today!

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Grades
Day & Time
4th-8th
Friday 3:00-4:00
Cost: 1 Credit
Instructor: Adam Arenas

Academic Classes and Clubs

Chess

Chess is a classic game that develops spatial thinking and strategies to build focused concentration.  This class is geared for all levels of chess players.  Beginners learn basic game rules and opening tactic moves.  Intermediate and advanced players learn sophisticated combinations and strategies and advanced opening moves. Learn From Murrel Rhodes, 2016 Illinois Chess Coach of the year.

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Grades
Day & Time
K-8th Gr.
Friday 3:00-4:00
Cost: 1 Credit
Instructor: Murrel Rhodes

Lego Challenge

Do you like to build with Legos? Join us for weekly building challenges. We will incorporate a
little STEM into the day with challenges for all ability levels. Get ready to be a creative engineer!

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Grades
Day & Time
JK-4rd Gr.
Monday 3:00-4:00
Cost: 1 Credit
Instructor: Julie Gianessi

Games Galore!

The winter Olympics are almost here!  Let’s put on our thinking caps and do math, reading, writing, and STEAM this semester as we celebrate this event that only comes around every four years!

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Grades
Day & Time
JK-4th Gr.
Monday 4:00-5:00
Cost: 1 Credit
Instructor: Julie Gianessi

Club de Español

It’s never too early, or too late to learn a language! Join our resident Colombian, Prof. Arenas
in an immersive Classe de Espanol every Thursday! This language course will promote the healthy development of both cognative and social benefits to last a lifetime! Prof. Areneas will build on student’s current knowledge of Spanish through authentic language and cultural experiences. Improve upon your Spanish language skills, and join Club De Español Hoy!

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Grades
Day & Time
Infantil (Level 1) K-4th
Thursday 3:00-4:00
Para Teens (Level 2) 5th-8th
Thursday 4:00-5:00
Para Mama y Papi (Level 3) Adults
Thursday 5:00-6:00
Cost: 1 Credit
Instructor: Adam Arenas

Music Lessons

Brass Instrument Lessons

Want to play trumpet, French horn, trombone, baritone, euphonium, or tuba? Bring your instrument, and let’s play! Skill levels: Trumpet: Beginner-Intermediate Horn: Beginner Baritone/Euphonium:

Beginner-Advanced Trombone: Beginner-Advanced Tuba: Beginner-Intermediate

Contact Brussell@peoriaacademy.org to schedule lesson times.

*This class will be offered in half hour increments.

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Grades
Day & Time
4th-8th Gr.
Monday 3:00-5:00
Cost: 2 Credits
Instructor: Brian Russell

Guitar/Banjo Lessons: Individual

These guitar or banjo lessons are open to students of all levels from beginner to advanced.  Basic music theory is incorporated into each lesson with an emphasis on proper technique.  Both acoustic and bass guitar lessons available.

Contact Wsedrel@peoriaacademy.org to schedule lesson times.

*This class will be offered in half hour increments.

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Grades
Day & Time
1st-8th Gr.
Monday 3:30-5:00
1st-8th Gr.
Tuesday 3:30-5:00
1st-8th Gr.
Thursday 3:30-5:00
Cost: 2 Credits
Instructor: Wesley Sedrel

Piano Lessons: Individual

**Please secure your day and time for lessons with Mrs. Busman before signing up online. Your online signup will not be valid if you have not set an agreed up time beforehand. Gbusman@peoriaacademy.org**

Throughout this course, students are introduced to the piano keyboard, become acquainted with the theory behind how and why music works as it does.  At the appropriate grade level, students are encouraged to participate in the IESA Solo and Ensemble Contest.  Most of all, the student is encouraged to let the music they have learned flow from their heart… where true music is expressed and comes to life.

*This class will be offered in half hour increments.

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Grades
Day & Time
K-8th Gr.
Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs or Fri 3:00-6:00
Cost: 2 Credits
Instructor: Gloria Busman

Ukulele Lessons: Individual

In ukulele lessons, students will learn the basic methods of ukulele.  Children will learn proper fingering techniques, single notes, and basic chords along with the ability to read music!  The ukulele is a fun and easy way to get started on a string instrument and gain a musical discipline!

Contact jschertz@peoriaacademy.org to schedule lesson times.

*This class will be offered in half hour increments.

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Grades
Day & Time
JK-8th Gr.
Monday 3:00-6:00
JK-8th Gr.
Wednesday 7:20-8:20am
Cost: 2 Credits
Instructor: Jenny Schertz

Visual / Creative Arts

Mini Monets

Calling all junior artists! Come spend an hour every week creating art with Mrs. Schertz! We
will focus our time on making fun, creative, age-appropriate art projects. We will learn how to
use mediums including pastels, water colors, acrylics, and more! Sign up before class fills up!

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Grades
Day & Time
3yrs- Kindergarten
Tuesday 3:00-4:00
Cost: 1 Credit + $50 Studio Fee
Instructor: Jenny Schertz

ART-ventures

Join Mrs. Schertz every Wednesday afternoon for ART-ventures! In this class we will explore
all art mediums, from oil pastels to charcoal, acrylic paint to ceramics! Students will bring
home unique projects throughout the course and will use some unique mediums they would not
otherwise use in the art classroom. Sign up today!

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Grades
Day & Time
1st-4th Gr.
Wednesday 3:00-4:00
Cost: 1 Credit + $50 Supply Fee
Instructor: Jenny Schertz

Creative Space

Creative space is a one hour a week opportunity for middle school students to express their
creativity and explore their enjoyment of art in a safe and supportive environment. In creative
space, students will have the freedom to choose their art mediums and subject matter, but
with the guidance of Mrs. Schertz, they will learn proper techniques and experience one on one
instruction and tips. Sign up today for this unique art experience!

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Grades
Day & Time
5th-8th
Wednesday 4:00-5:00
Cost: 1 Credit + $50 Studio Fee
Instructor: Jenny Schertz

Building STEAM

Join Mrs. Schertz for this unique class incorporating art with science, technology, engineering,
and math! In this course we will explore the how and why behind STEAM projects. We will
unravel the secrets of the Fibonacci sequence and use it to create an amazing work of art, understand
how to engineer a freestanding sculpture, begin to understand the concepts of coding
and incorporate it into wearable art, and at the end we will even build our own robots! Art goes
hand in hand with today’s developing STEM concepts, so sign up today for this awesome opportunity!

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Grades
Day & Time
1st-8th Gr.
Tuesday 4:00-5:00
Cost: 1 Credit + $50 Studio Fee
Instructor: Jenny Schertz

Tutoring

Professional Tutoring: Individual

In an effort to make tutoring more comprehensive and tailored to your student’s needs and schedule, this year we have opened tutoring as an a la carte program. This new a la carte program will allow you to choose how much or how little tutoring to provide for your student. You can choose your tutoring instructor and specific days and times that you would like tutoring. It is your choice to sign up for the entire tutoring semester, every other week, or here and there for extra practice or tests. Your account will be billed accordingly.

Tutoring will be offered in half hour increments.  Only one student per half hour.

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Grades
Day & Time
JK-8th Gr.
Mon-Wed, 3:00-5:30
JK-8th Gr.
Friday, 3:00-5:00pm
Cost: $20 per half hour / $40 per hour
Instructor: Marissa Draney
Instructor: Erin Watkins
Instructor: Joanie Rankin
Instructor: Julie Gianessi
Instructor: Kay Kellenberger

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