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 at AXIS for the 2023-24 school year 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 unless otherwise stated (See Schedule below)
Schedule of Enrich classes:
Now Open for Enrollment! Fall: Session 1: September 5th - December 15th (14 Weeks)
Winter: Session 2: January 9 - March 8 (9 Weeks)
Spring: Session 3: March 18 - May 17 (9 Weeks)
Pickup from Enrich:
Please park in the WEST lot and walk to pick up your student(s) from Enrich at the WEST doors by the lawn("Clearwater" 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.
Karnos Kim Taekwondo
Family Balance Yoga
Karnos Kim Taekwondo
Artisan You
(3rd-6th grade)
Mighty Kicks Soccer
(K-2nd grade)
Club Amigos*
(3rd-6th grade)
NO CLASS 10/31
Run Club
Cheer & Dance Connection: Dance Team
(K-5th grade)
NO CLASS 12/13
Play-Well TEKnologies
(K-2nd grade)
CSU ELC: Wild About Wildlife
(K-2nd grade)
10/31-12/12 ONLY
Playcrafter Kids: Drama Rama!
(3rd-5th grade)
Science Matters 
Club Amigos* (K-2nd grade)
WEBBY Dance Class
(Preschool, PreK & Kinder)
Session 1 FULL
Mighty Kicks Soccer (Preschool & Pre-K)
Family Balance Yoga
(Preschool & Pre-K)

Please Register your student directly through the vendor by clicking the link below:

See below for more information about each Enrich Class!
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.
About Artisan You: Artisan You is a Paint Your Own Pottery studio also offering Glass Fusing and Hand Building with Clay, located in Downtown Loveland. We also go out to schools, offering classes. Our studio has been in business since 2010. Janna Flores is one of the owners of Artisan You. She has been teaching art for 14 years. Her favorite art mediums are fused glass and clay. Malachi Gillespie has been an intern, then a staff member at Artisan You for 1 year. Outside of work he loves spending time with his younger brothers.
*Fall classes will be held in two sessions: 
SESSION ONE: September 14 - October 19 (6 weeks, $115) No class 
SESSION TWO: October 26 - December 7 (6 weeks, $115)
Each session includes a Cheer & Dance Connection t-shirt with enrollment.   
The Cheer and Dance Connection is so EXCITED to start a 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 also has a heart for the Special Needs 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. 
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!
*Fall classes will be held in two sessions:
SESSION ONE: September 7 - October 17 (7 weeks, $85)
SESSION TWO: October 24 - December 14 (7 weeks, $85)
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.  View Club Amigos Flyer Here!
About the Instructor: Hello, my name is Ana Mendoza, I am from Cali, Colombia, and Spanish is my native language. I love to dance salsa and spend quality time with my family. I am a professional with more than 10 years of teaching experience. One of my skills is to use technological and didactic tools to teach according to the learning styles and needs of my students. Since I am a mother of a 3-year-old boy, I have learned to be creative and resourceful when it comes to teaching children. Now, in Fort Collins, I work as a Spanish tutor at 123 Spanish without Stress teaching children and adults and I am excited to learn together and share our culture.
6 weeks: October 31-December 12 (No class 11/21)
The CSU Environmental Learning Center is an outreach program run through the Warner College of Natural Resources at Colorado State University (CSU). The overall mission of the center is to connect people to nature through educational, fun, and safe programming. All programs are planned and taught by CSU student employees studying natural resources.
In this class: Students will learn about the adaptations that help wildlife survive and the ecosystems in which they live. They will become expert trackers, identifying wildlife by their tracks and scat.
Family Balance Yoga: 
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.
Welcome to Mighty Kicks- the premier soccer program for children! Mighty Kicks is more than a soccer program. Our creative curriculum, coaches, and high energy classes provide your child with experiences that apply both on and off the soccer field. Our curriculum was designed to enhance your child’s growth and development in confidence, coordination, character, social skills, and basic soccer techniques. The result is an impactful soccer program for kids that will create memories and skills that last a lifetime.  We have been a part of the Northern Colorado community since 2012 and can't wait for you to join us this season!
The Mighty Kicks after school program at AXIS will focus on developing your child's soccer skills and techniques using our proprietary curriculum as well as expose your child to game concepts. Our focus will be to educate your child on understanding the game concepts of soccer while implementing and utilizing the skills and strategies taught through our curriculum to gain confidence throughout the season. Each hour session will consist of 35-40 minutes of instruction followed by a 20-25 minutes 3v3 or 4v4 game.
K-2nd grade soccer: Cleats and shin guards required.
Preschool: 45 minute classes, ending at 4:10pm.  Cleats & shin guards not required.  
Performers will concentrate on developing a wide range of vocal, physical, and imaginative skills. They will be challenged to break out of their comfort zone while tapping into their own creativity, gain self-confidence, and experience working collaboratively with others. These concepts are fundamentals that all performers work on to continue their growth as an artist through theater games, improv, and theater basics. The class finishes with a showcase for friends and family on the final day (Dec. 13th).
About the theater teacher, Michelle Pelletier: As an acting and wellbeing teacher over the past 30 years, Michelle has created multiple arts and wellbeing programs for adults and children for use in theatres, schools, universities, spas and online platforms (where she’s taught close to 1K families how to find quiet on the inside). She received her BA from New College of California in Culture, Ecology and Sustainability with a focus in Spirituality and Theatre and is a graduate of American Conservatory Theater. She ran an award-winning children’s theatre program in Sonoma County CA., co-created the curriculum for the San Francisco Shakespeare Festival Kid’s Training, and led theatre and mindfulness training within schools and theaters from AK. to CA. to NM. to MA. She is the owner of Golden Child Meditation and the proud mama to her 14-year-old son, Jade. His wise presence inspired her to write, Golden Child: Meditation for Children and Your Inner Child, to help other families learn simple and effective meditation tools to bring calm into their homes.
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. Projects are rotated seasonally to ensure that both new and returning students can explore the endless creative possibilities of the LEGO® building system.
In this run club, students will be empowered with growth mindset principles while also learning running techniques, all while running and playing dynamic games. Our goal is to teach kids growth mindset principles like the power of self-talk, positive thoughts, goal setting, how to grow from failure, personal integrity & community vision. We teach these growth mindset principles through running, dynamic games and children’s picture books. Also in our program, we teach running skills and techniques that will help students become better runners and hopefully prevent running related injuries in other sports as well. We hope every student leaves our classes sweaty, smiling, healthier and empowered to achieve their dreams—running, in class, and in the world!
About the Teacher, Kimberly Houdra: I am a homeschooling mother of four and lover running and all things outdoors. My husband is also a runner and a cross country coach. I've been in Northern Colorado since my days at CSU where I studied Family and Consumer Science then went on to work as an advisor, caseworker and now full-time mama and teacher. I am thrilled to have the opportunity to share my love of movement with kids and offer them encouragement and support they can hang onto forever.
Science Matters in America is a private organization dedicated to increasing science literacy among girls and boys ages five through fourteen. We strive to give every student a meaningful hands-on science experience throughout their academic careers. Since 1999, Science Matters has been providing quality science enrichment programming. Our curriculum is standards-based and help to develop the skills of a scientist. Students love the projects and activities and have fun while learning, but it's our teachers that make the biggest difference. Hand selected, fingerprint background checked, and trained in the "Science Matters Way," the instructors combine fun and science inquiry. That's how our slogan "Where Science and Fun are One" came to be!
Flying Saucers and Homemade Catapults -Send things flying through the air - spinning, floating, and flying! We will make a mini hover craft and learn about color and frisbees. Fly the Big Mouth. And don’t forget about the catapults. Experiment with levers and make the best catapult. The Viking and the Mini Office Catapult. Note: Some projects may take two classes.
*Fall classes will be held in two sessions:
SESSION ONE: September 11 - October 16 (6 weeks, $95) REGISTRATION CLOSED; email [email protected] for waitlist
SESSION TWO: October 23 - December 11 (7 weeks, $110)
Each session includes a WEBBY t-shirt with enrollment.
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).