Enrichment Program

Supporting Students, Families, and Staff of the Arbor Heights Community

What is After-School Enrichment

After-School Enrichment opportunities are community based programs that offer academic and enrichment activities in the hours that follow the school day. The Arbor Heights PTSA coordinates an optional enrichment program where families can choose to participate in a variety of programs of interest to their student(s). Classes are offered through community vendors, which include sports, theater, STEM, music, art, and more. Fees are associated with each class and vary based on offerings. Scholarships are available.

Volunteers Needed

Volunteers are essential to the operation of this program. We are looking for parent volunteers who can commit to being on-site one day a week while classes are in session. Volunteers will get a FREE class for their child and priority registration for other classes!

Please complete our Volunteer Interest Form.

Please contact Gwen Manchion with questions about volunteering.

Fall Classes

We are excited to bring you a robust offering of after-school enrichment classes at Arbor Heights this fall. We’ve got 15 great classes to choose from spanning an array of disciplines, including creative arts, performing arts, STEM, sports & fitness and Spanish.

Each class is offered one day a week for 60-90 minutes after school. The program will last eight weeks from October 11-December 12, 2023.

MON Chess Club
Grades 1-5
Chess Wizards
 Scratch: Game Development
Grades 3-5
Coding with Kids
Improv/Theater Games
Grades 3-5 
Mode Music and Performing Arts
TUE Little Coders: Intro to Coding
Grades K-2
Coding with Kids
Jump Rope 
Grades 2-5
Vocal Performance
Grades 3-5
Mode Music and Performing Arts
WEDBricks 4 Kids: Amazing Animals
Grades K-2
BEAM Experiences
Comic Books
*90 mins

Grades 1-5
Pacifica Writers Workshop
Grades 3-5
Sponge School
THUCreative Story Drama 
Grades K-2
Stone Soup Theatre
  Tenchido Karate
Grades 3-5
Tenchido Karate
Grades K-2
Kong Academy
Grades 1-2
Sponge School
 LEGO Robotics
*90 mins

Grades 3-5
BEAMS Experiences
Grades 3-5
Kong Academy
All classes take place at the same time for one hour (unless noted)
2:35-3:35 on Mon, Tue, Thr and Fri and 1:15-2:15 on Wed
Fall Schedule


The cost for each class varies and prices are set by the vendor, ranging from $175-$300 per class. If you could use financial assistance, please complete a Scholarship Request.

Families can request either a 50% or 100% scholarship towards class tuition. Please fill out a new request each session if your family is in need of financial aid for any classes.

Scholarship requests will be reviewed and preference will be given to families who have not already received a scholarship toward an enrichment class during the same school year.

Please contact Gwen Manchion for more information on scholarships.


Online registration begins September 22nd at 5:00 p.m., PDT and runs through October 1st.

More information about each class will be available on Homeroom, the online registration platform. In order to register for classes and complete the payment process, you must first create a user name and password through the Homeroom platform..

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I register?

  1. Click on the Homeroom link.
  2. Create a Homeroom account by clicking on “Login” in the upper right hand corner and following instructions to “sign up.”
  3. To learn more about a class, click on the activity title to read more about each program.
  4. When registration opens on September 22, 2023, at 5:00 p.m., PDT, click on the program and click “Add to Cart.”
  5. Once you are done adding classes, click on the cart icon in the upper right hand corner.
  6. Proceed to checkout, where you’ll add your student information for each class. Be sure to select an after-activity dismissal option for each activity and student.
  7. Finalize your purchase by adding your payment information.
  8. Once all classes have been booked, you can see them in your Homeroom account or add them to your personal calendar.
  9. A confirmation email will be sent immediately after purchase and as a reminder 48 hours before the start of the first class.

If you have questions or need support, email the team at [email protected].

How does my student get to class?

  • Participants are dismissed from their classroom teachers after school directly to the Enrichment Program meeting area on the covered blacktop. Students will be supervised and can eat an after school snack while they wait for their instructor to take them to their classroom location..

How long are classes?

  • Classes last 60-90 minutes depending on offerings and start at 2:35 p.m. or 1:15 p.m. on Wednesdays.

Where do I pick up my student?

  • Guardians will determine if they will physically sign their student out after each class, have their student dismissed to walk home, wait in the car pick up area, or if they will be dismissed to the YMCA after school care. Instructors will wait at the front door of the school with the students while they wait to be signed out. *Each instructor may charge a late fee for late pick-ups

What if my student will be absent?

  • The on-site volunteer will assist instructors with attendance. If a student is absent, the volunteer will check with the office to determine if the student was absent from school or went home early. *If you know your student will miss class, please let the instructors know in advance or contact the co-coordinator, Gwen Manchion.

Will my student be provided after school snacks?

  • Please send an after school snack and water bottle with your child. Snacks are not provided.

Who do I contact with questions?

  • Please direct program questions to Erin Stearns.
  • Please contact Gwen Manchion regarding scholarships, volunteers, or registration questions.