AXIS Enrich

 

AXIS Enrich is an after-school program that broadens student experiences. These are hand-picked external organizations that come in to provide classes in science, dance, music, art, martial arts and more. The Enrich classes that are offered in the Winter of 2023 at AXIS are listed below. Student sign-up and payment for classes are through the vendor and all classes take place onsite at AXIS International Academy.**

 
Monday - Friday classes run 3:25-4:25pm (See Schedule below)
 
Schedule of Enrich classes:
Fall: Session 1: September 6th - December 16th (14 Weeks)
Registration OPEN for Winter: Session 2: January 4 - March 10 (10 Weeks)
Spring: Session 3: March 20 - May 19 (9 Weeks)
 
Pickup from Enrich:
Please park and walk through the playground gate to pick up your student(s) from Enrich at the cafeteria doors ("Park & Walk" doors).  They will need to be released from their Enrich teacher by an approved pickup person.  Any students remaining 10 minutes after class (4:35pm) will be checked into aftercare by their Enrich teacher and families will be charged accordingly.  
 
**In order to participate in Enrich programming, a waiver must be completed for each student.  Complete the electronic waiver here.
 
Monday
(3:25-4:25)
Tuesday
(3:25-4:25)
Wednesday
(3:25-4:25)
Thursday
(3:25-4:25)
Friday
(3:25-4:25)
Karnos Kim Taekwondo
*NEW*
Family Balance Yoga
*New Day*
Amazing Athletes
*New Day*
Karnos Kim Taekwondo
Club Amigos
(K-2nd grade)
*NEW*
Dance & Cheer Team
 Artisan You
(Preschool)
Artisan You
(K - 2nd grade)
Artisan You
(3rd-5th grade)
Chessmates
 
   
Science Matters 
Play-Well TEKnologies
(K-2nd grade)
 
   
*NEW*
WEBBY Dance Class
(Preschool Only)
 
 
 
See below for more information about each Enrich Class!
 
Amazing Athletes:
Our action-packed curriculum is endorsed by Early Childhood Expert, Bonnie Bruce, who reviews each element of our program to ensure our Amazing Athletes get every possible advantage. And our programs show kids just how much fun fitness can be! Children learn the importance of patience, teamwork, and self-confidence in a non-competitive, learning-based environment that fosters a love of healthy living. Their excitement for structured physical activity promotes advancements and advantages that keep children on the path to personal well-being. Students will hone their motor skills, and body awareness, while being introduced to nutrition and several sports.  
About the coach: Hiya!  My name is Alison Moore. I have been an after-school-care Site Director for Polaris and Ridgeview Classical schools. I received my license to teach Secondary Social Studies and taught in PSD. I changed course a few times, became a corporate office assistant for AECOM, worked as a recovery specialist in both lock-down and out-patient recovery centers and finally discovered I'm best working with kiddos in various capacities. I've lived in CO since 1992, after I graduated high school in MA. CSU is where I received my degrees. I'm an active runner, hiker, biker, yogi and love to pass along my athletic spirit, especially to our youth. My husband and I are hiking 245 miles from Golden to Grand Junction in 2 years—straight through! Beyond that, I love reading, cats, my family, meditation and food!
 
Artisan You is a Paint Your Own Pottery Studio located in Loveland, CO. Janna Flores is one of the owners of Artisan You, and enjoys painting pottery, working with fused glass, and her favorite medium, wet clay.
Preschool: Tuesdays - Art in preschool is a time to explore! This class will involve painting pottery, creating with clay, canvas painting, and mixed media art. Kids will be taught basic skills, such as how to hold a paintbrush properly. They will also learn beginning clay skills. Mixed media art is also a great way to hone scissors skills. Some artwork in this class will be kiln fired. Those pieces will be brought back to our studio and returned the following week.
K-2nd Grade: Wednesdays - Kids will learn basic foundation art skills in the class, along with fun techniques! This class will cover pottery painting, glass fusing, making things with clay, and mixed media projects. Some projects will require kiln firing and will be brought back to our studio and returned the next week.
3rd-5th Grade: Thursdays - Students will learn the fundamentals of clay hand building in this class. We will progress from basic pinch pots to more advanced projects. All projects will require kiln firing, they will be taken to our studio, and then returned the following week. Most projects will be kiln fired twice, once after being created, then again after being painted.
 
Cheer & Dance Connection: *NEW*
The Cheer and Dance Connection is so EXCITED to start a Cheer/Dance Team at AXIS. Class includes making new friends and working together as a team. Learning a dance, cheer chants, stunting skills, arm motions and jumps. All of our coaches are USASF certified, come with the highest qualification and have a passion for children, dance and cheer.  T-shirt and possible performance during a school event included with registration.
About the owner, Vel Green: Vel was born to dance, inspire, motivate and make everything more fun! Energetic, enthusiastic and passionate about what she does, she began a career in dance/cheer and fitness in California at the age of 15. She later became a Dance and Cheer franchise owner for WEBBY Dance Company, which gained her a great deal of experience. She and her family relocated to Fort Collins in 2009. Vel is married to David who works at CSU, and has 4 beautiful children and three grandchildren. Since 2009 she has been the owner/ director of The Cheer and Dance Connection while still operating WEBBY Dance Company. 
Vel also has a heart for the Special Need Community as she has been the Panther Coach in Fort Collins the last 13 years. She is looking forward to sharing the love of dance and cheer with the AXIS Community. 
To register, please email Vel Green: [email protected]  Include your name and your child's name & grade.
 
Chessmates began in Fort Collins Colorado in 2008 and now teaches over 1000 students annually. As a Colorado Chess Club, Chessmates provides camps, tournaments, private lessons, chess clubs, and online chess instruction in Fort Collins Colorado.
Chessmates Club includes a lesson at the start of each club, activities to reinforce the tactic learned, and time to play against other students in the club. Lessons cover basic rules, opening strategies, tactics, endgames, tournament rules, and more. All skill levels are welcome. Come learn to love the wonderful game of chess!
 
We provide your child(ren) with useful and meaningful Spanish language experiences in an anxiety-free, fun-filled environment by stimulating their interest in other cultures. Mrs. Acevedo and Mrs. Mrs. Mendoza have more than ten years of experience teaching children in different environments, working with toddlers, preschoolers, K-12 and adults.  
Club Amigos gives children the opportunity to learn Spanish and practice what they have learned in school through super fun activities, games and experiences all in Spanish.
 
Family Balance Yoga: *NEW*
We have been providing fun yoga classes for kids and families since 2014. FBY is owned and operated by a PSD teacher who loves kids, teaching, AND yoga. Your child can come "zen out" after school! We'll be stretching, strengthening, breathing, posing and playing yoga games to promote great health, relaxation, coordination, anxiety-reduction, and most of all-FUN! If your child is craving movement and exercise without the competition, this is the class for them.
 
Our Mission it to provide Taekwondo instruction allowing students to develop leadership and teamwork skills using equitable practices. Jenny and Jiri have been teaching this afterschool program since 2018 and it is the highlight of their week. Outside of teaching Taekwondo, Jenny works full-time at CSU and Jiri is a Park Ranger for Colorado Parks and Wildlife Services.
Students can expect to learn Olympic-style Taekwondo also known as World Federation Taekwondo. Our classes look different each day, so one day you can expect an obstacle course or balancing games and the next day we may be sparring or practicing kicking and punching. We want students to not only learn the Taekwondo curriculum but to have fun while doing it. We have students taking part for a variety reasons, some are focused on getting their black belt, or competing in tournaments, while others just want to have a fun time with their friends. We adapt to meet the different needs of each child to help them reach their goals.
 
At Play-Well TEKnologies, we are dedicated to teaching STEAM through play and interaction with LEGO. Our programs and curriculum are designed by a specified curriculum team who are dedicated to creating projects that are engaging, challenging, and provide tools to learn real- world concepts. Our engineering-based programs are set up to introduce children grades preK-8 to new terms and provide understanding of those terms through application to the building process as well as the world they already know. Our programs are centered around LEGO building and engineering/STEM concepts. Each day is different and designed to teach the students something new through building a related car, train, animal, etc and the mechanisms required for it. Students work individually, in teams, and as a group throughout the sessions. A short discussion and demonstration of the days project starts each meeting. Instructors will relate the project to the “real world” and discuss its purpose to the community.
 
Pop! Bang! Fizz! - A little of this, a little of that, some wild reactions is where it's at! Make a slushy treat to eat and see Soda Slobber. We'll make water disappear and play with snow that never melts. Then - make some Slime that looks alive! You won't believe that our mixing fun can teach some science before it's done. With a Pop, or a Bang, or even some Fizz, you have become a chemistry whiz!
Super Science Smorgasbord - It’s a Grab Bag of Science. Make a Science Matters Hopper that can jump 12 feet; create your own rock collection and explore the Rock Cycle; see a cloud in a bottle; become a Science Illusionist and use science to amaze your friends with science tricks. With a little of this and a little of that it’s fun for everyone.
 
WEBBY Dance Company Preschool Gymnastics/Creative Movement
WEBBY Dance Company will be offering a Gymnastic/Creative Movement Combo class located at Axis International Academy Preschool. Our fun themed classes begin with warm-up and stretching exercises. Children are taught creative movement and dance techniques: Students will dance to their favorite songs while using fun props. This class will end each week with fun obstacle courses which will include front rolls, back rolls, handstands, bridges, cartwheels, etc. to improve your child's gross motor skill development. Class will be from 3:25-4:10pm. (45-minute class).  $120 for 10 classes and a performance.
To register, please email Vel Green: [email protected]  Include your name and your child's name.