Enrichment Programs

Lego contraption and scale drawing

Our after school program accepts students in Kindergarten – grade 8. We welcome students from the Greater Worcester area and home school groups to join us.

Guided by the principles of Think, Explore, Create, students at T.E.C. participate in a variety of after-school classes, which are offered in three sessions during the year. The sessions are September-November, December-February, and March-June. Program costs are conveyed at the beginning of each session. Classes are scheduled from 4:00pm-5:00pm and 5:00pm-6:00pm.  Enrichment classes include Hands-On Science, Lego Club, Robotics, iPad Animation, 3D Printing, SCRATCH programming, Robo-Puppets, Coding with Minecraft, Martial Arts, Choir Group, Music Instruments, Destination Imagination, Debate Team, Financial Literacy, and individual tutoring.

Before and After School Care

At T.E.C., we understand the needs of working families and offer several programs to meet their needs before and after school hours.

Before School Care is offered daily from 7:45am-8:15am and costs $5.00 per day. Students may come daily or be dropped off on daily basis. The environment is prepared for students to experience a calm morning, enjoy their breakfast and participate in art and brain games.

After School Care is offered daily from 3:30-4:00pm and costs $5.00 per day. Students participate in outdoor games and have a snack before being dismissed for enrichment classes or to go home.

 

PROGRAM DESCRIPTIONS

MONDAY AND THURSDAY

  • Private Piano Lessons- Monday and Thursday, 3:30pm-5pm. 1 hour lesson at $60/hour, half hour lesson at $35/half hour

Work with Mr. Johnson, an accomplished musician and composer, to gain proficiency through individually tailored instruction in piano playing and music theory. Students learn better practice methods leading to optimal rate of progress. Whether a beginner or an advanced student seeking to master your piano skills, you will be challenged to reach your goals.

MONDAY

  • Lego Club- 4pm-5pm. Cost $150 for 10 weeks program.

Calling all Lego fans! Lego enthusiasts continue to explore and build with gears and axles in this engaging club. As the classes progress, students learn to integrate motors to power their contraptions.

TUESDAY

  • Figures in Motion- 4pm-5pm. Cost $150 for 10 weeks program.

 We will explore how to draw people realistically so they look like people! You decide what “kind” of person you want to draw – a sports figure, super hero, etc., – and bring an image of that character (if you have one). This way, you choose the position as well as the kind of person you want to excel at. We will guide you towards feeling more confident and successful with each drawing you create.

WEDNESDAY

  • Screen Printing- 4pm-5pm. Cost $175 for 10 weeks program.

Students will learn 2D graphic design using the open source software InkScape. The program will teach how shirts get printed and create their own screen. Students will then use fabric paint to print onto their t-shirts or tote bags. Each student will leave with one to two t-shirts!

THURSDAY

  • Destination Imagination (DI)- Thursday, 4pm-6pm. Cost $300 for 10 weeks program.

Grades K-2 (non-competitive), Grades 3-5 and 6-8 (competitive), Time: 2 hrs/week

DI is an international competition which pushes a team of students to solve both timed and extended challenges. The challenges empower students to think autonomously, build teamwork and analytical thinking skills, and develop long-lasting friendships with team members. Students build and test their acting skills, develop their ability to think on their feet, and learn to construct a variety of structures and experiments in the most functional and creative ways they can think of! DI has its own calendar based on the tournament dates. The Regional Tournament is typically held on a weekend in March and the State Tournament is on a weekend in March or April, Global Finals are held in Tennessee in May.

  • Session I: 10 weeks, from week of September 12 to week of November 14.
  • Session II: 15 weeks, from week of November 28 to week of March 27. Please Note: Students who wish to participate in the tournament must participate in sessions I and II.
  • Session III: 9 weeks, from week of April 3 to week of June 5.

FRIDAY

  • Coding with Minecraft – 4pm-5pm. Cost $175 for 10 weeks program.

Its here! The much awaited Minecraft class engages students in the enchanting world of programming. Young programmers explore the concepts of coding as they learn to modify Minecraft to bring their own imagination to life. Whether it is a city or an animal, science or geography, participants will learn to code and experience the fascinating Minecraft world.

Come and join us for one or all after school programs. Bring your friends too!

POLICIES AND PROCEDURES

Enrollment: Enrollment in the After School Program at The T.E.C. Schools is on a first come first serve basis. Students may enroll at anytime in the session if space is available. Tuition will be prorated.

Withdrawal: Students may withdraw after the first lesson at no cost. Tuition is non-refundable after the first class.

Tuition Payment: Tuition must be paid in full before the first class of every session. Tuition will not be refunded in cases of student absences.

Teacher Absences and Snow Days: We will make every effort to make up classes cancelled due to teacher absences or inclement weather. The T.E.C. Schools will inform the parents in an event that class is cancelled. Although we predominantly follow the Worcester Public Schools (WPS) protocol and will be closed when WPS is closed for snow days, we may occasionally stay open based on road conditions. Please check our website for updates.

After School Care: After school care is available from 3:30pm-4:00pm each day, prior to the start of the After School programs. Children will have supervised time to play in our green spaces, weather permitting, and there will be time for snack. Cost is $5 per day.

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