After-School Academy

Whether it’s the school year or the summer, we’re here to help East County kids. At VCRC we love connecting with families and providing a number of programs in order to engage with kids!

After School Academy (ASA)

Our signature program, helps young students thrive. With programs in Brentwood and Byron, students attend after-school sessions three days a week at nominal cost. They build their reading skills, improve their social skills, and get help with homework from our dedicated staff and engaged volunteers. Our proven curriculum helps most students gain a full year (or more) of reading skills for each year they participate. Available for kindergarten through 5th graders, ASA runs Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday throughout the school year. Students are invited to join anytime. Click here to view the current schedule or contact us to get involved.

Summer Programs

Wish After School Academy could last all year? Well say no more, because we offer an ASA summer program where kids can enjoy numerous activities such as days at the park, discovering the library, or doing mad scientist experiments. Our approach to the traditional summer camp is having fun while learning about science, mindfulness, and reading. Some highlights from previous years were making homemade lava lamps, a free book fair, and fun with orbeez! The program is especially designed by our great instructors to ensure your child has an amazing summer experience.

Summer Camp

Our annual Summer Camp provides fun, exercise, and outdoor adventures while teaching leadership and healthy living. We mix in a number of activities that combine healthy movement and learning while having fun.

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Q: What will my child do in the After School Academy?

A: After School Academy provides tutoring and homework help for TK through fifth grade students. Although homework help is a big part of our program, we also have many lesson plans centered around science, math, and art. The lesson plans contain interactive activities to further expand a child’s education.

Q: What is one-on-one tutoring?

A: One-on-one tutoring is a service for our students who need extra help and will receive more attention than in our group sessions. Students will work one-on-one with their tutor on homework or work on improving reading or math skills. Report cards must be submitted to participate.

Q: How do I register my child in the After School Academy?

A: Please contact our program manager Dhoryan Rizo at (925)791-1293 to schedule an appointment. He will arrange a time and date to meet with you and provide you with our registration packet.

Q: What Grades do we serve?

A: We currently serve grades TK to Fifth Grade. Starting August 2022 we will be adding a new middle school transition program just for sixth graders.

Q: What is the Summer Program?

A: We are excited for our 2022 summer program to get started! Our staff has put together a wonderful program filled with fun projects, active learning, special events, and so much more that will inspire your students to be curious and to use their imagination! Times will be in the mornings and afternoons on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.

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