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AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM

Pacific Academy continues its commitment to providing an after school program that is not only engaging, but will help to enhance your child’s education by expanding their knowledge in a variety of fascinating subjects. 

Our After School Program begins promptly at 3:45 pm &  finishes at 5:45 pm (Mon., Tue., Thur., and Fri.) Wednesday’s program will begin at 12:35 pm (PA’s half day) and finishes at 5:45 pm. These extended educational opportunities are available Monday through Friday and are combined with additional homework support opportunities. 

A Holistic Approach
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  • Classes are taught and supervised by PACM teachers and administrators

  • Continuation and connection of the PA philosophy and daily learning

  • Homework support strengthens students’ understanding

  • Connection to the school curriculum with more hands-on opportunities

  • A library with a good collection of English and Chinese books

At different times throughout the school year, you will find unique connections between our after-school curriculum and students’ campus life. All the programs will have a chance to showcase themselves and contribute to their learning goals.

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Sports and Running Club

 

Fitness, healthy learning style, and teamwork are promoted throughout the school year, especially on Mondays! The lessons include obstacle courses, dodgeball, table tennis, badminton, and running/training for competitions.

Hands-On Opportunities

Gardening Club - Students in this club will take care of a garden as they grow plants, do experiments, and learn about irrigation, the four seasons and more.

Jr. Chef - Students will learn the concept of farm-to-table and the science of how food is made. The lessons are based on the four seasons and different holiday themes.

Language & Culture Club - Students engage in hands-on learning through visual and performing arts rooted in traditional Chinese and Spanish cultures throughout the year. Activities include Chinese painting, calligraphy, paper art, and language exchange program with our sister schools overseas.

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STEAM

Creative Art - Taught by professional artists, students will learn to express their ideas, thoughts, and emotions through creative drawing and painting. They will focus on different themes and techniques every four weeks. Their artwork will showcase originality, vibrant colors, and strong emotions.

 

Lego® Engineering - In this interactive curriculum, students engage in various sessions using different LEGO® kits. They gain valuable insights into fundamental engineering and architectural concepts, developing a hands-on understanding through the program.

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Tech Club - The Technology Club introduces students to age-appropriate coding concepts, 3D printing, web design, and digital citizenship in a fun and creative way. Through engaging lessons, students develop logical thinking and problem-solving skills. The club provides a guided environment where upper-grade learners can explore technology, experiment with coding projects, create 3D printed objects, design their own websites, and learn about responsible online behavior, building a strong foundation in computational thinking and digital creativity.

Music Club and Lessons with Dexter Music

Band Club - This will be a fun and supportive space for kids to explore music and learn to play instruments. An experienced coach will guide students in playing together, and building teamwork skills. 

 

*Private Lessons (additional charge) - Music private lessons including piano, voice, vocal, ukulele, and guitar are offered through Dexter Music. School and Dexter will coordinate on schedule. Students will have their music private lesson during homework support time.

 

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Academic

Homework Support - Guided by PACM teachers, students work on their daily homework and study and learn the study skill to be responsible and independent. Students also read books from our library and play creatively and collaboratively with others. 

 

Chess/Chinese Chess/Mahjong - The Chess, Chinese Chess, and Mahjong lessons teach students the rules and strategies of each game. In Chess and Chinese Chess, students learn how the pieces move, the concept of checkmate, and various strategies. In Mahjong, students are taught the rules, tile combinations, and winning strategies. Lessons are customized to suit each student's skill level. At the end of the class, students participate in a tournament for each game to win trophies and prizes.

Journalism - Discover the power of words in the Journalism Club! Students develop essential writing skills through interviews and reporting on school events. Their stories come alive on our website, newsletter, and social media, showcasing their unique perspectives. Join us in fostering a love for storytelling and communication!

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