Aki Kurose Middle School

Aki Kurose
Middle School
Student Life

After School Program

Aki Kurose Community Learning Center (CLC) After School Program

At Aki Kurose Middle School, we feel that participation in student-oriented activities is a vital part of a student’s education.

Aki Kurose’s after school programs are coordinated by our Seattle Parks and Rec CLC (community learning center).  The CLC offers 2 semesters of after-school programming, each roughly 10-12 weeks, ranging from enrichment and recreational opportunities to mentoring and math and language arts support.  After-school programs run Monday through Thursday from 3:45-5:05pm, with the exception of Wednesdays which run 2:30-4:05pm.  All programs are FREE, offer yellow school bus transportation home, and provide a light snack.  

2nd Semester Programs will run 3/4/24 – 5/16/24.

Online registration is now available. Hard copy registration forms are now available in the main office.

For more information or questions, please contact Mr. Browne (CLC Coord) at mlbrowne@seattleschools.org at 206-348-3461 (work cell) or Mr. Thompson tlthompson@seattleschools.orgtlthompson1@seattleschools.org at 206-572-5277.

Program Descriptions

AKI ART HUB: An open space for artists to come together to share resources, learn skills, support peers, and make art. A Hub empowers artists and the organizers that support them to encourage one another in a creative and lively environment.

ART TOGETHER: Come explore clay, tie dye, painting and more with the Aki Art Club on Mondays 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!

BEADS & BRACELETS: This fun club will allow space for students to design and make various bead and bracelets pieces of art.  Students will have a nice quiet space to socialize, be encouraged to be creative, learn from their peers, and have fun making their own great creations… All supplies are provided.

BEAUTY BOOT CAMP: Are you interested in doing hair, nails, and makeup? Sign up for Aki’s Beauty Bootcamp! Build confidence, learn new skills, and expand on current interest or talents within the cosmetology industry. You can expect hands on learning taught by a licensed stylist, and lots of fun! Spaces are limited, sign up now! 

CHESS CLUB: Come learn the basic strategy and rules of chess in a fun and interactive way.  Chess master, beginner…? All are welcome.

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.

CORE GAMING: Play video games to practice skills that help youth stay safe, remain calm under pressure, communicate respectfully and persuasively, expand their connection to their family and community, make lasting and valuable friendships, and develop achievable goals for themselves and their communities.

DRAMA CLUB: This program welcomes all students looking to showcase their talents in a theatre setting.  No experience necessary.  Focus will be on fun, engagement, trying new things, and working towards an end of program evening show open to parents/guardians.

DUNGEONS AND DRAGONS: Are you a fan of Dungeons and Dragons?   If so, this is the after-school club for you — come have fun playing Dungeons & Dragon with other Aki D & D fans!    This is a student led club (with teacher supervision) who have fun role playing in this collective story.

EXTENDED DAY ELA/MATH: Extended Day is designed to help provide students that need additional support in math and language arts a designated class time and space for additional instruction practice. Classes are taught by wonderful Aki Teachers…!

FILIPINO CLUB: The activities of the Filipino Club will educate the participants about Filipino cultures, values and traditions. It is also a way to explore the diverse Filipino culture while having a fun time.

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

GET R.E.A.L. – Learn about healthy relationships and life skills through fun activities and games. Come join us in our space where we can learn, chat, and grow together.

INTRAMURAL SPORTS: Like to play sports, want to play in a fun and welcoming environment to develop skills and stay active.  Come join the Intramurals Sports Club.  First 6 weeks will be co-ed basketball, then final 4 weeks will be co-ed soccer and/or field games.

KINDNESS ALLIANCE: Kindness Alliance provides Gender-Based Violence (GBV) prevention activities designed for BIPOC, Immigrant, Refugee and other marginalized youth. In this after-school program, students eat delicious snacks while we discuss and learn about relationship building, communication skills, advocacy and setting healthy boundaries. QTBIPOC and allies are also welcome.

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.

SOCIAL MUSIC: Learn to play guitar, uke, bass, piano or sing in a relaxed, friendly setting with teaching artists of The Rhapsody Project! Build friendships and skills that you’ll use for your whole life, learn to write songs, and grow your confidence as you step into your power as a culture bearer. If you do not have an instrument, we will provide one for you!

SUPER SCIENCE: Join us for hands-on, project-based learning activities every Thursday! You will get to learn and experiment with different science topics each week and work with friends to build various STEM projects.