After School Programs

Aki Kurose Programs

General Information

**Registration is now closed.

Here is some general information for your planning purposes.

  • Programs will run 10/11/21 – 1/21/22
  • Space will be limited
  • All Programs are FREE
  • Programs run Monday – Thursday
    • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday will run 3:50-5:00pm
    • Wednesday will run 2:30-4:00pm
  • Registration forms will “tentatively” be out the week of 9/27 or earlier
  • Daily snacks are provided
  • Transportation is available daily – after school buses depart at 5:10pm on Mon/Tues/Thurs, and 4:10pm on Wednesdays

For more information, please contact Mr. Browne at

Class Descriptions

Cooking: Program will provide students a hands-on experience of cooking basics.  Each day students will explore recipes and learn how to prep various foods.  Students will be able to eat their food during each class.

Gamers Club: Enjoy PS3, XBOX 360 and Nintendo Wii..?  Come play in some cool tournaments and explore the world of gaming.

Art Club: Come explore clay, tie dye, painting and more with the Aki Art Club on Monday’s after school!  We will create clay pots and tiles, tie dye clothes, paint on canvas and much more.  Ms. Wayment, the Aki art teacher, will be leading this club.  All are welcome!

Ultimate Frisbee: This is an official SPS sport. Tryouts and specific game schedules TBD.  See Athletic Director Mr. Kirihara for details

Girls Soccer: This is an official SPS sport. Tryouts and specific game schedules TBD.  See Athletic Director Mr. Kirihara for details

Youth and Fitness: This program is all about being active and having fun.  The program will include various gym games, strength and conditioning exercises, YOGA, proper stretching technique, group activities, and some basic food and nutrition information.  Open to all levels of athleticism and abilities.

Kindness Alliance: To engage young people in creating a more vibrant and accepting environment for all students inclusive of race, color, appearance, gender, gender expression, and/or romantic orientation…. This is intended to be a safe space for all.

Intro to Art: Learn the fundamentals of art week by week in easy to digest steps. Each session will focus on a different material, style, or technique in a hands-on approachable way, ending with a public mural designed and painted by students.

Journalism: Help us turn up the volume on student voice at Aki by starting a school newspaper! We will seek truth and report it! The skills you learn in Journalism can lead to exciting careers in reporting for a newspaper, magazine or news website, editorial (opinion) writing, feature writing, sports writing, photography, broadcasting, graphic design, illustration and more!

Poetry: (Word-play!) In this class we will thrash around in the sandbox of language. Through poetry exercises, games, and collaborations, we will explore how language can be a powerful tool to express ourselves, our ideas, and our imaginations. Through experimentation, we will discover how words can help us feel, process, and reach for joy.  

Theatre: Listen, tell, and create stories! Explore a world of play through theatre and improv games. Build and belong to a safe, creative community through shared rituals of giving and receiving, acknowledging, honoring, and respecting.

Lego Robotics: Students will learn about robots and their function in society.  Using LEGO EV3 kits students will engineer a series of robots and program them to complete both basic and complex tasks. As students advance they will be able to design and program a rover model robot to maneuver through a simulated space experience using sensors to aid in navigation.

3-D Printing: Students will learn about the concept of 3-D printing, explore its purposes and the developing industry.  Students will learn how to use CAD software and create small personalized projects.   Students will apply the “Design Process” to plan, create, and produce a 3-D object.  Students will complete 3-D projects, apply finishing techniques, and prepare for presentation.

Spin Girls Club: SPIN Girls Club is an after-school program for 6th & 7th grade girls of color to explore their interests in STEAM, develop leadership skills, and connect with other girls their age as they work on hands-on activities together. This fall we will be exploring 3d printing! Students will design and produce 3d creations while learning more about the 3d marketplace, and careers in additive manufacturing.

MBK/MSK/HU: These 3 programs are designed to create a safe and interactive space for students to explore culture, discuss various topics, and be assigned a mentor that will help students set goals, check-in, and be an additional positive support for students.