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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 
 
Garden Warriors 
WEDNESDAY
with Ms. Victoria and Ms. Tatyana 3:00pm-4:00pm
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 Club 
MONDAY K-2ND/ FRIDAY 3RD-5TH
with Ms. Victoria and Ms. Alonzo from 3:00pm-4:00pm
This club is designed to promote art and creative expression for elementary students. Students will engage in art activities and occasional holiday crafts.
 
 STEM Club 
 Pre-recorded video FRIDAY
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.
 
Social Distancing Distance Club 
TUESDAY & THURSDAY
with Mr. Dustin Martin from 3pm-4pm

Wings of America is excited to offer up to 25 elementary and middle school students and their siblings a 16-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.

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Middle School Out of School Time Learning 
 
Lunch Social 
FRIDAY
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.  
 
How to Draw club 
Pre-recorded videos TUESDAY & THURSDAY 
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.
 
Social Distancing Distance Club 
TUESDAY & THURSDAY
with Mr. Dustin Martin from 3pm-4pm

Wings of America is excited to offer up to 25 elementary and middle school students and their siblings a 16-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.

 

Intermediate Printmaking & Photography

WEDNESDAY

with Working Classroom from 3:30p-5:00p

Working Classroom is offering an intermediate printmaking and photography club for both Middle and High school students. Organized as a first come first serve, twelve participants max. 

 

Videogame Club

MONDAY, WEDNESDAY, FRIDAY

with Ms. Angelina from 3:00p-4:00pm

Join a community of gamers. Playing video games with others, sharing gameplays, & all gaming styles are welcome. For Middle school and Freshmen. *Note you will need your own console(s). 

 

Middle School Google OST enrollment form

 
 
 
NACA students have the chance to engage in other school-based OST opportunities. To register for the program access the link below. 
 

Intermediate Printmaking & Photography

WEDNESDAY

with Working Classroom from 3:30p-5:00p

Working Classroom is offering an intermediate printmaking and photography club for both Middle and High school students. Organized as a first come first serve, twelve participants max. 


Videogame Club (9th grade only)

MONDAY, WEDNESDAY, FRIDAY

with Ms. Angelina from 3:00p-4:00pm

Join a community of gamers. Playing video games with others, sharing gameplays, & all gaming styles are welcome. For Middle school and Freshmen. *Note you will need your own console(s). 


Indigital Storytellers

WEDNESDAY

with Hiyupo Alliance from 3:00p-4:00pm

Learn about film making and create with local artists/ visionaries.