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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.

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.
 
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Elementary Out of School Time Learning Activities
Land Based Learning Club (OPEN - 20 student limit)
(Friday)
with Ms. Victoria from 1:00pm-2:00pm
This club is designed to help students learn about the importance of the land and connects to everyday life. Students will help design the Elementary garden. 
 
 
Art & Literacy Club (CLOSED - FULL 15 student limit)
(Monday)
with Ms. Victoria from 3:00pm-4:00pm
This club is designed to promote art and literacy for elementary students. Students will engage in art science experiments, reading games, storytelling, read-aloud activities and occasional holiday crafts.
 
 STEM Club (OPEN)
(bi-weekly Thursday)
with Ms. Alonzo
The stem club is designed to help students engage in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math through various activities. When students are not meeting via Zoom, they will be asked to engage by submitting a video of them doing the activity.
 
Cooking Club (OPEN)
(bi-weekly Thursday)
with Ms. Alonzo
This club is designed to show students healthy and fun snacks and treats they can prepare themselves and with the help of parents. When students are not meeting via Zoom, they will be asked to engage by submitting a video of them doing the activity.
 
Social Distancing Distance Club (OPEN)
with Mr. Dustin Martin

Wings of America is excited to offer up to 25 elementary and middle school students and their siblings a 7-week program to help them stay active during these isolating times. “Social Distancing Distance Club” members will be connected with a “virtual” mentor that has worked for Wings as a summer Running & Fitness Camp facilitator in the past. Through phone/video calls and suggested “workout” plans delivered each week, mentors will keep participants motivated, informed and current with their activity logs.

 
Food Corps - Social Justice (OPEN)
Tuesday 
with Ms. Tatyana from 3:00pm- 4:00pm

This club was designed to host workshops and class discussions on topics revolving around food and agriculture.  Students will learn about what it means to have a relationship with food.

Elementary OST Google Enrollment Form

 
 

 

 

 

Middle School Out of School Time Learning Activities
Lunch Social (OPEN)
(Friday during wellness break)
with Ms. Iris & Ms. Trinidad from 12:00-12:50pm
A space for students to socialize with other middle school students and OST staff. Students will engage in conversation, games, and short activities.  
 
Animation Art (OPEN)
(Monday, Wednesday, Friday)
with Ms. Henry from 3:00pm-4:00pm
This club is designed as an art club that will explore animation, tradition, and digital arts. A space to draw, share and learn.
 
Homework Help (OPEN)
(Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday)
with Ms.Trinidad from 3:00pm-4:00pm
This club is designed to help support 6th grade students academically. Students can receive help with any subject. Students will engage in academic games and activities.
 
Social Distancing Distance Club (OPEN - 25 student limit)
with Mr. Dustin Martin

Wings of America is excited to offer up to 25 elementary and middle school students and their siblings a 7-week program to help them stay active during these isolating times. “Social Distancing Distance Club” members will be connected with a “virtual” mentor that has worked for Wings as a summer Running & Fitness Camp facilitator in the past. Through phone/video calls and suggested “workout” plans delivered each week, mentors will keep participants motivated, informed and current with their activity logs.

Middle School Google OST enrollment form

 
 
 
 

OST Learning Outcomes

OST 5 Program Areas
 
  • Increase literacy and math skills
  • Apply the NACA wellness philosophy to students’ daily lives
  • Increase understanding of identity and culture
  • Establish health relationships with adults/mentors
1. Creative Expression
2. Culture & Identity
3. Academic Enrichment
4. Personal Wellness
5. Leadership Development

 

For more information about the Out of School Time Learning Program please contact our office at (505) 266-0992 ext. 1007. We are located in room 227 at NACA Main Campus. 

 

Iris Sisneros, Program Coordinator, iris@nacaschool.org