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Out of School Time Learning

NACA provides a free, quality enrichment program to students in the before and after-school hours on a trimester basis. Students have an opportunity to choose from small group clubs, large group activities and field trips.Student Leadership Club
The mission of the Out of School Time (OST) learning program is to create an environment that is safe, supports learning opportunities, promotes personal growth, and builds relationships. Through OST, students and adults are engaged in effective communication and positive interaction that fosters critical thinkers and leaders.   The program draws on the NACA Core Values as the foundation for out-of-school time, providing a bridge between those experiences and in-school learning.
HOURS OF OPERATION: Before is for Elementary students only M-F 7:30a-8:30am. Middle & High School students must get dropped off at 8:30am. 
Monday Tuesday  Wednesday Thursday Friday
4:00pm-5:30p 4:00pm-5:30p 4:00pm-5:30p 4:00pm-5:30p 12:30p-4:00pm
To implement after school programs OST has developed close relations with partner organizations outside of NACA. The program is staffed by teachers and staff along with individuals serving as AmeriCorps members through the NACA Inspired Schools Network- Indigenous Educator Corps and Service Corps members through the University of New Mexico (UNM) Community Engagement Center. Staff members are at least 18 years of age with the exception of NACA High School interns, who participate in the junior internship program with Elementary Out-of-School Time.
Elementary, Middle & High School Out of School Time Learning 
Registration forms for the 2022-2023 school year will be available Monday August 15th, 2022. Registration forms will be available at the front office, attached below, or in the OST office room 227. Parents/ Guardians must complete an enrollment form to secure a spot for their student. Spots are limited and will be honored on a first come first serve basis. Families will receive a confirmation email once an enrollment form is received and an email with more information regarding daily operations, procedure & protocols will be sent. 
OST, Hiyupo Alliance and program partners will officially begin our full program on Monday, September 5th, 2022. YES grant (6th-8th grade) & ACE programming will start Mid-August and more information will be sent out prior. ACE will provide programs for students in Elementary, Middle and High school.
Contact: OST Director
Iris Sisneros 
505-266-0992 x 1007
OST Program Director
Iris Sisneros 
[email protected]
Before/ After school programming for students 

Hiyupo Alliance Coordinator
Anthony Shemayme 
[email protected]
Serves students 6-12.

YES Program Director
Karen Waconda 
[email protected]
YES program for enrolled students with 
completed student and parent consent, and 
PlayBasic Assessment. Grades 6-8th, goal is to 
eat healthy, drink more water and get physically 

NACA ACE Family Liaison (NISN)
Tirzah Toya-Waconda
[email protected]