Afterschool Enrichment

Increasing educational opportunities for children and youth requires us to rethink the traditional school day. The Elmira City School District, committed to the Community Schools model, utilizes innovative approaches that expand learning opportunities before, during, and after school, during the summer and/or by extending the school day and year.

Extended learning strategies are a core component of community schools and seek to use the school as a vehicle for increasing learning opportunities for students. In essence, community schools are the embodiment of what expanding learning time and opportunities should look like. A school that is open beyond regular school hours, serving students and their family’s needs, and that operates with the support of community partners that can tailor their activities to the school’s academic and non-academic goals.

ARCADE After-school - Grades 3-6

APEX After-school - Grades 7-9