Afternoon Academy

The Summit Afternoon Academy offers after-school activities for JrK/Pre-K to 5th Grade students in a wide variety of subjects. These high-quality, on-site enrichment classes focus on meaningful experiences in a wide variety of topics. Afternoon Academy (also known as, AF AC) classes generally meet once a week for one hour immediately following dismissal. Sessions run for approximately ten weeks in two separate sessions. Fall classes are announced on our website in mid-August and run from September through December. Spring classes are announced in mid-December and run from February through May. AF AC classes are led by qualified, experienced instructors; many are current Summit faculty. Students from any school are welcome to participate. Fees are competitive with other community programs. Students enrolled in the Summit Afterschool Program receive a discounted fee when registering for the Afternoon Academy.

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Fall 2017 Class Descriptions and Registration

The Summit Afternoon Academy offers after-school enrichment classes to children in JrK to 5th Grade. These high-quality, convenient, on-site programs focus on meaningful experiences that deliver on Summit School’s Six Promises. Open to students from all schools

Registration
Registration will open on Summit's Active.com site on the following schedule:
August 18- for families with a student currently enrolled at Summit School
August 20- for all other families
Registration closes for most classes on September 22.
All classes have enrollment limits and may fill quickly.

Snack
Summit will provide a snack for all classes beginning at or after 3pm. Allergies and medical conditions provided during registration will be accounted for.

Fees for students enrolled in Afterschool
Students enrolled and attending the Summit Afterschool Program during class time are charged a lower amount. Prices will be visible on the Active.com site beginning August 18. This does not apply to drop-in attendance.
(see all other policies on panel below)

Individual Music Lessons
JrK-adult
Piano, violin, drums, guitar, voice, ukulele
30-minute lessons at Summit, $30 per lesson
Contact Jeff Turner, jturner@summitmail.org, to inquire about availability
Students enrolled in fall lessons will continue on the same schedule through May. (see panel below)

Recreational Gymnastics
JrK-4th Graders
Full details on the Gymnastics page (see panel below)

Spanish Discovery
JrK/PreK & Kindergarten, Mondays, 1:30-2:15 pm (45 minutes), $240
September 11, 18, 25, October 2, 16, 23, 30, November 6, 13, 20, 27, December 4, 11
(No Class on October 9, Fall Break)

    • Taught by Katia Reyes, Summit Lower School Spanish Teacher
    • Have fun learning Spanish.
    • Play games, listen to stories and sing songs
    • Learn about Spanish-speaking cultures
    • Lessons will be developed around themes

Indoor Soccer
JrK/PreK & Kindergarten, Tuesdays, 1:30-2:30 pm, $240
September 12, 19, 26 October 3, 17, 24, 31, November 7, 14, 21, 28, December 5, 12
(No Class on October 10, Professional Development Day )

    • Taught by Kailyn Deutrich, trained by Soccer Shots, former UNCG Soccer player and camp leader
    • Fundamentals of the sport
    • Extensive feet-on training and age-appropriate activities
    • Open to all levels
    • High energy with a focus on sportsmanship
    • Parents invited to attend a demonstration during the last class

Science Rainbow
JrK/PreK & Kindergarten, Wednesdays, 1:30-2:30 pm, $240
September 13, 20, 27, October 4, 11, 18, 25, November 8, 15, 29, December 6
(No Classes on November 1, Conference Day and November 22, Thanksgiving)

    • Taught by Allyson McCauley, Science Teacher & Special Events Coordinator at Kaleideum North (formerly SciWorks).
    • Explore the science of light and color.
    • Experiment with prisms, kaleidoscopes, paper chromatography, glow-in-the-dark chemicals, and more.
    • Create “rainbow snow,” “vampire slime,” “liquid kaleidoscopes,” and “eclipse art.”

Fun and Games
JrK/PreK & Kindergarten, Thursdays, 1:30-2:30 pm, $240
September 14, 21, 28, October 5, 12, 19, 26, November 2, 9, 16, 30, December 7
(No Class on November 23, Thanksgiving Break)

    • Taught by Emily Mock, Summit’s Crazy Running Coach
    • Indoor and outdoor games for fun and fitness
    • Traditional field games and sports basics
    • Develop the skills of kicking, passing, throwing, catching, and more

Tae Kwon Do
JrK/PreK & Kindergarten, Fridays, 1:30-2:30 pm, $240
September 15, 22, 29, October 6, 13, 20, 27, November 3, 10, 17, December 1, 8
(No Class on November 24, Thanksgiving Break)

    • Led by Master Cadiente of TRU TaeKwonDo, a 4th degree black belt with over 16 years of training
    • Improve Body Focus, Eye Focus, Mind Focus
    • Develop Respect and Self Confidence
    • Increase strength and coordination thru physical fitness
    • Fee includes a Tru Taekwondo T-Shirt
    • Parents invited to attend a demonstration during the last class
    • Open to new and returning students

Crazy Running
Kindergarten, 1st & 2nd Graders, Wednesdays, 3-4 pm, $220
September 13, 20, 27, October 4, 11, 18, 25, November 8, 15, 29
(No Classes on November 1, Conference Day and November 22, Thanksgiving )

    • Coached by Emily Mock, trained by Crazy Running directors Robyn McElwee and Donnie Cowart
    • One day per week
    • Training and conditioning inspired by Track & Field
    • Stretching, running form, strength exercises
    • Drills and games focused on speed and endurance
    • Fee includes registration for the Mistletoe Run on December 2

Chess Basics Class
1st & 2nd Graders, Thursdays, 3-4 pm, $75
September 28, October 5, 12, 19

    • Led by Jan Standerfer, Summit 2nd Grade Teacher
    • Learn the fundamentals of chess
    • Develop basic strategies
    • Good brain training
    • Option to attend the Summit Chess Club after the last class from 4-5 pm.

Chess Club
1st-9th Graders, Thursdays, 4-5 pm, $0
October 12, 19, 26, November 2, 9, 16

    • Supervised by Jeff Turner, Jan Standerfer and Paul Sinal
    • No fee, No registration, No membership
    • Meets in the Dining Room for Young Children
    • No registration needed. Just show up!
    • Non-Summit students welcome!
    • Participants should know the names and moves of each piece before attending club.
    • Students should be supervised between dismissal and start time. Contact Janice Weiss, Afterschool Program Director, at jweiss@summitmail.org if childcare at Summit is needed.

Amazing Science
1st & 2nd Graders, Mondays, 3-4 pm, $220
September 11, 18, 25, October 2, 16, 23, 30, November 6, 13, 20, 27, December 4, 11
(No Class on October 9, Fall Break)

    • Taught by Allyson McCauley, Science Teacher & Special Events Coordinator at Kaleideum North (formerly SciWorks).
    • Perform a variety of “discrepant events” - entertaining and educational science experiments that have unexpected outcomes.
    • Make hypotheses, design experiments, and interpret results in a fun, easy-going way.

Cooking Class
1st, 2nd & 3rd Graders, Mondays, 3-4 pm, $220
September 11, 18, 25, October 2, 16, 23, 30, November 6, 13, 20, 27, December 4
(No Class on October 9, Fall Break)

    • Taught by Leslie Banzhof, Chef from the Summit Dining Room for Young Children
    • Open to boys and girls
    • Gain confidence and independence by learning to prepare your own dishes
    • Locally sourced, delicious and nutritious, sweet and salty
    • All allergy and medical conditions will be taken into account
    • Learn all about kitchen safety, measuring and vocabulary

Introduction to LEGO Mindstorm Robotics
1st, 2nd & 3rd Graders, Fridays, 3-4 pm, $110
September 15, 22, 29, October 6, 13

    • Taught by Steve Harberger, Summit Upper School Design & Engineering Teacher
    • Limited to students new to Mindstorms
    • Foundation for a wide variety of other projects
    • Building, basic programming & problem solving

Advanced LEGO Mindstorm Robotics
2nd, 3rd & 4th Graders, Fridays, 3-4 pm, $110
October 20, 27, November 3, 10, 17

    • Taught by Steve Harberger, Summit Upper School Design & Engineering Teacher
    • Limited to students with Mindstorm experience
    • Building, basic programming & problem solving
    • Over 200 projects to choose from or design your own!

Fall Beekeeping
2nd, 3rd & 4th Graders, Wednesdays, 3-4 pm, $80
October 18, 25, November 8, 15
(No class November 1, Conference Day)

    • Taught by Chris Culp, Summit Director of Technology
    • Learn all about honey bees
    • Conduct hive inspections
    • Sample and market our honey
    • Build a new hive for Summit
    • Follow safety guidelines
    • Open to returning students
Introduction to Sign Language
2nd, 3rd, 4th & 5th Graders, Thursdays, 3-4 pm, $180

September 14, 21, 28, October 5, 12, 19, 26, November 2, 9, 16, 30, December 7
(No Class on November 23, Thanksgiving Break)

    • Taught by Allyson McCauley, Science Teacher and Sign Language Instructor
    • Learn the American Sign Language (ASL) alphabet and basic phrases.
    • Practice signs for animals, colors, people, seasons, and more.
    • Discover unique aspects of deaf culture.
    • Class will culminate with a “signed song" performance for family and friends on the last day of class.

Pottery
2nd, 3rd, 4th & 5th Graders, Thursdays, 3-4 pm, $180
October 12, 19, 26, November 2, 9, 16

    • Taught by Summit Art teachers Elizabeth Wild and Katherine Mahler
    • Discover how basic pottery techniques can make many different forms.
    • Experience slab, coil and pinch methods in handbuilding
    • Experiment with different glazing techniques
    • Create functional and sculptural forms
    • Bring your creativity to this class.
    • The structure of the lessons will allow each student to bring their ideas to life.

Experiential Spanish
2nd, 3rd, 4th & 5th Graders, Tuesdays, 3-4 pm, $245
September 12, 19, 26 October 3, 17, 24, 31, November 7, 14, 28, December 5, 12
(No Classes on October 10, Professional Development Day, November 21, day prior to Thanksgiving Break )

    • Taught by Lower School Spanish teacher Rachel Will
    • For students with extensive Spanish experience outside of Summit
    • Conversation and vocabulary building
    • Encouraging active use of spoken Spanish
    • Student interests will guide the curriculum

Fishing
3rd, 4th & 5th Graders, Wednesdays, 3-4:30 pm, $140
September 13, 27, October 4, 11
(No class September 20, teacher unavailable)

    • Taught by Chris Culp, Summit Director of Technology
    • All equipment provided (welcome to bring your own)
    • Open to all levels- Learn the basics or perfect your skills
    • Travel by Summit bus to nearby ponds
    • Fish with live bait and artificial lures for Largemouth Bass, Crappie, Catfish and Brim

Basketball
3rd, 4th & 5th Graders, Tuesdays, 3:30-4:30pm, $150
September 12, 19, 26 October 3, 17, 24
(No Class on October 10, Professional Development Day )

    • Led by John Allen, Summit Basketball Coach
    • Coach Allen has extensive coaching experience at Summit and in our area
    • Open to girls and boys
    • Open to all levels
    • Summit students will be supervised from 3-3:30

Crazy Running
3rd, 4th & 5th Graders, Mondays, 3-4 pm, $230
September 11, 18, 25, October 2, 16, 23, 30, November 6, 13, 20, 27 (No Class on October 9, Fall Break)

    • Coached by Emily Mock, trained by Crazy Running directors Robyn McElwee and Donnie Cowart
    • One day per week
    • Training and conditioning inspired by Track & Field
    • Stretching, running form, strength exercises
    • Drills and games focus on speed and endurance
    • Fee includes registration for the Mistletoe Run on December 2

Improv(e): Improv for Life!
3rd, 4th & 5th Graders, Fridays, 3-4 pm, $240
September 15, 22, 29, October 6, 13, 20, 27, November 3, 10, 17, December 1, 8
(No Class on November 24, Thanksgiving Break)
Class Leader- Jen Brown, Summit Artist in Residence, Founder and Director, The Engaging Educator

    • Develop and practice communication, presentation, and social skills and build confidence while having fun with improvisational comedy!
    • Failure-free, empathy-building and student-driven adventure in a safe and inclusive setting
    • Focuses on life skills and play over performance skills, process over performance
    • All materials will be provided - no drama experience needed!
    • We will have an open workshop on the last day of class.

Español
3rd, 4th & 5th Graders, Mondays, 3-4 pm, $260
September 11, 18, 25, October 2, 16, 23, 30, November 6, 13, 20, 27, December 4, 11
(No Class on October 9, Fall Break)

    • Taught by Katia Reyes, Summit Lower School Spanish Teacher
    • Hands-on, fun and conversational
    • Topics will include sports, school, food, Hispanic countries
    • Designed for children with an interest in Spanish
    • Open to students with or without Spanish experience

Lower School Acting Class
3rd, 4th & 5th Graders, Mondays, 3-4:30 pm
$420 General, $380 Summit students, $340 Summit staff children
September 11, 18, 25, October 2, 16, 23, 30, November 6, 13, 20, 27, December 4, 11
(No Class on October 9, Fall Break)

    • Directed by Amy da Luz, former Summit Drama teacher, professional actor, director and theatre educator
    • This experience will be dedicated to the casting, rehearsal, production, and performance of a one act comedy with music!
    • Any type of group performance requires a strong commitment from the participants. Academy actors must be committed to attending Academy classes, memorizing lines, and rehearsing as needed so we are prepared for our audience! Attendance for the entire December 11 schedule is required for participation in the class. See below.
    • No previous experience required.
    • December 11- Performance for family and friends, 7 pm, Black Box Theatre, Summit School
      • Final dress and technical rehearsal from 3-5 pm
      • Homework & pizza break 5-6:30 pm
      • Costumes/hair/make up 6:30-7 pm

Sewing Classes

Boys Stitch Lab
3rd, 4th & 5th Graders, Tuesdays, 3-4:30 pm, $325
September 19, 26 October 3, 17, 24, 31, November 7, 14, 28, December 5
(No Class on October 10, Professional Development Day, November 21, day prior to Thanksgiving Break )

    • Taught by Karen Gray, Karen Gray Design
    • Boys Only
    • Learn how to use a sewing machine
    • Make cool stuff like Trick or Treat Bags, Belts, Stadium Seats, and Sleepover Bags

Sew Fun

    • Taught by Karen Gray, Karen Gray Design
    • Open to Girls and Boys
    • Explore fabulous fabrics
    • Sew cool projects
    • Express your sense of style
    • Sewing machines and limited hand sewing

Sew Fun Wednesdays
3rd, 4th & 5th Graders, Wednesdays, 3-4:30 pm, $350
September 20, 27, October 4, 11, 18, 25, November 8, 15, 29, December 6
(No Classes on November 1, Conference Day and November 22, Thanksgiving )

    • Open to new and returning students

Sew Fun Thursdays
3rd, 4th & 5th Graders, Thursdays, 3-4:30 pm, $385
September 21, 28, October 5, 12, 19, 26, November 2, 9, 16, 30, December 7
(No Class on November 23, Thanksgiving Break)

    • Open to new and returning students

Sew Fun Fridays
3rd, 4th & 5th Graders, Fridays, 3-4:30 pm, $385
September 22, 29, October 6, 13, 20, 27, November 3, 10, 17, December 1, 8
(No Class on November 24, Thanksgiving Break)

    • Completion of Spring 2017 Sew Fun Fridays class required to register

IQ
3rd, 4th & 5th Graders, Tuesdays, 3-4:30 pm, $240
September 12, 19, 26 October 3, 17, 24, 31, Nov 7, 14, 21, 28, December 5, 12
(No Class on October 10, Professional Development Day )

    • Class Leader- Jen Brown, Summit Artist in Residence, Founder and Director, The Engaging Educator
    • Explore the Innovation Quarter- Winston-Salem’s coolest spot
    • Travel by Summit bus on downtown adventures
    • Meet entrepreneurs, scientists and designers
    • taste downtown treats
    • Go behind the scenes- Visit businesses, tour labs and taste downtown treats
    • Open to new and returning students

Drone Zone
4th & 5th Graders, Thursdays, 3-4 pm, $200
September 14, 28, October 5, 12, 19, 26, November 2, 9
(No class September 21, teacher unavailable)

    • Taught by Chris Culp, Summit Director of Technology
    • Use simulators to improve your skills and practice aerial photography
    • Develop your piloting skills- push the limits of physics
    • Meet other boys and girls into drones
    • All equipment provided, no need to own a drone to participate
    • Learn how to repair and maintain Summit's drone fleet

Archery
4th & 5th Graders, Mondays, 3-4 pm, $200
6th Graders, Mondays, 3:30-4:30 pm, $200
September 11, 18, 25, October 2, 16, 23, 30, November 6
(No Class on October 9, Fall Break)

    • Taught by Chris Culp, Summit Director of Technology
    • Learn basic archery safety and skills
    • Learn parts of compound bow and arrows and how to shoot accurately
    • Compete against other students to improve accuracy
    • Play Archery Tag with special safety gear and foam arrow tips


Recreational Gymnastics

Fun and non-competitive
Open to students from any school
Kyrra Davis, Lead Instructor

Monday Classes
September 11, 18, 25, October 2, 16, 23, 30, November 6, 13, 20, 27, December 4, 11
Demonstration for parents during the final class
(No Class on October 9, Fall Break)

Monday Green Gymnastics
Girls- 1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th Graders, 5:30-6:30 pm, $300
The Green Level is for beginners or intermediate gymnasts.
Open to children with some or no previous gymnastics experience

Monday Orange Gymnastics
Girls- 1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th Graders, 6:30-7:30 pm, $300
The Orange Level is for intermediate to advanced gymnasts.
Requirements- previous class with Coach Kyrra, proficiency of cartwheel, handstand, standing back bend, backbend kickover, front limbers, experience with bar and beam mounts and dismounts

Monday Tumble Gymnastics
Boys and Girls- 1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th Graders, 7:30-8:15 pm (45 minute class), $225
Floor work only, no apparatus, open to new and returning students


Tuesday Class
September 12, 19, 26 October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, November 7, 14, 28, December 5, 12
Demonstration for parents during the final class
(No Class on October 10, Professional Development Day, November 21, day prior to Thanksgiving Break)

Tuesday Wiggle Worms Gymnastics
Boys and Girls- JrK/PreK & Kindergarten, 5:15-5:45 pm (30 minute class), $210
Movement, Strength, Tumbling
Children must be at least 4 years old to attend


Wednesday Class
September 13, 20, 27, October 4, 11, 18, 25, November 1, 15, 29, December 6
Demonstration for parents during the final class
(No Classes on November 9, coach unavailable, and November 22, Thanksgiving)

Wednesday Green Gymnastics
Girls- 1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th Graders, 5:15-6:15 pm, $250
The Green Level is for beginners or intermediate gymnasts.
Open to children with some or no previous gymnastics experience


Thursday Class
September 14, 21, 28, October 5, 12, 19, 26, November 2, 16, 30, December 7
Demonstration for parents during the final class
(No Classes on November 9, coach unavailable, November 23, Thanksgiving Break)

Thursday Wiggle Worms Gymnastics
Boys and Girls- JrK/PreK & Kindergarten, 5:15-5:45 pm (30 minute class), $175
Movement, Strength, Tumbling
Children must be at least 4 years old to attend


Individual Gymnastics Lessons
Coach Kyrra is offering private lessons in cheer, gymnastics and tumbling. Thirty-minute lessons are charged at $35 per lesson through the students’ Summit Facts Account or billed by Summit to families from other schools. Contact Kyrra for more information or to set up a lesson at kdavis15610@yahoo.com.


Registration
Registration will open on Summit's Active.com site on August 18 for families with a student currently enrolled at Summit School. All other families may begin registration on August 20. Registration closes for most classes on September 22. Classes have enrollment limits and may fill quickly.

Share questions or ideas about this or any other extracurricular program with Jeff Turner, Director of Co-Curricular Programs. jturner@summitmail.org

* Please do not park in the Athletic Center Driveway. This includes parking near the gate when it is closed. Park in Summit lots or the small lot behind the church.


Individual Music Lessons

Individual music lessons are available at Summit at the end of each school day. Instruction is offered in a wide variety of instruments. Lessons will be tailored to suit each child's special interests and needs. Our friendly, qualified teachers provide 30-minute weekly lessons that allow children to explore their inner musician.

Fees are billed to parents' Summit account. Students from other schools are welcome, too. Lessons are $30 for a 30-minute lesson. Contact Jeff Turner, Director of Co-Curricular Programs, to inquire about lessons. Lessons are scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis.

Instructors and Instruments

Brian Haskell- piano and guitar

Drew Holgate- guitar

Trevor Keitt- piano and percussion

William Kossler- guitar

Sean McBride- flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, french horn, trombone, euphonium/baritone, tuba, and percussion

Nicole Wendl- violin

Kevin Timmons- piano and guitar

Martin French- ukulele

Registration Information and Policies

  • Classes are open to students from all schools.
  • Registration opens to Summit families first. Registration for children from other schools begins two days later.
  • All classes are open to boys and girls, unless otherwise designated.
  • All classes have enrollment limits and many fill quickly.
  • Choosing a wailtist spot does not require any payment or the obligation to enroll if spots open.
  • Late registration continues after the deadline for classes that are not full.
  • All offerings are contingent upon adequate enrollment. Should a class be canceled, Summit will extend a full refund or credit toward another class.
  • To arrange childcare for classes that begin after a Summit child’s regular dismissal, please contact the Director of Summit Afterschool Janice Weiss at jweiss@summitmail.org to learn about Summit Afterschool options. Keep in mind that all Afterschool programs charge a fee.
  • Class information will be available on this website in advance of each class.

Payment

  • Registration is completed through our Active.com site and requires a debit or credit card.
  • A 50% deposit is required at the time of registration.
  • The remaining 50% will be automatically charged to the credit card on file on October 23 (for fall 2017 classes).
  • AF AC charges are separate from regular Summit School accounts.
  • Contact the Co-Curricular Program Office at 336 722-2777 if you have any payment questions.
  • You may view and download payment information and receipts from your Active.com account at any time.

Refund Policy

  • Refunds requested before the fourth class session are considered. Refunds are prorated based on number of classes attended and administrative costs.
  • To remove a child from a class, a parent should request the change in writing by email, fax, or letter.
  • If no such request is made, parents are responsible for the total fee whether a child attends class or not.
  • Fees are not transferable to siblings, other children or other accounts.
  • Refunds or discounts are not given for participant absences.
  • Refunds are not offered after the fourth class.

Waiting Lists

  • All classes have enrollment limits. This assures participants the opportunity to experience an optimal teacher-student ratio.
  • Our online registration system will designate full classes with a grey “Waitlist” button. Click the button to register for the waitlist.
  • There is no payment required for waiting lists. There is no obligation to accept a spot if it opens.
  • If a spot opens, the first person on the list will be given the opportunity to register. We will make contact by phone or email. Those remaining on the list will be called if there is room.

Make-up Classes

  • We make every effort to make up missed classes caused by Summit or the instructor.
  • If a class is canceled due to inclement weather, make up classes will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Fall Class Information for Parents

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