Middle School After-School Program
Our Blackford Enrichment Supervision Team (BEST) are highly trained “social teachers” who guide our robust after-school program. The BEST staff seamlessly transitions the students from the academics inside the classroom to the extracurricular enrichment opportunities, making the after-school scene at Harker into a fabulous neighborhood of activity.
The BEST staff’s mission is to provide a safe and enriching environment for each student, every day. Your student will have something to do each day after school, whether that’s curling up in the library for a good read, catching up on some studying, learning a new game or dance move, or grabbing a game of pickup basketball.
Learning workshops do require registration and attendance for the quarter, but they have no additional fee. The workshops change each year, so your child will continue to experiment with new subjects.
Previous learning workshops:
- web design
- food art
- newspaper editing
We offer several quarter-long specialty classes for an additional fee.
Previous specialty classes:
- martial arts
- private music lessons
Performing arts classes happen both during the academic day and after school. After-school options include casual and performance dance groups, jazz and orchestral music groups, private instrumental lessons and technical theater opportunities.
Students may choose to drop in to Activity Avenue to hang out with friends and BEST staff, or meet in the movie room. Fun Fridays usher in the weekend with themed carnival-like activities and music in the amphitheater.
- video games
- board games
- arts and crafts
- bumper pool