Every day, program sites provide academic tutoring and educational lessons that focus on the core areas of reading, math, and science. These lessons are taught by certified teachers and utilize FL-DOE approved evidence-based curriculum that compliments the students’ regular school day learning. The curriculum provides engaging activities and high-quality lessons in a variety of topics and genres. Additionally, the curriculum includes homework assistance and differentiated instruction for all levels of students.
Educational Enrichment Clubs:
In conjunction with the academic curriculum, Orlando ASAS utilizes a variety of clubs to enhance experiential education and the overall enjoyment of learning for youth. The clubs vary depending upon the site location and are taught by certified teachers. The majority of the educational clubs focus on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) or performing arts programs.
- Rocketry / Aeronautics
- Digital Media
Performing Arts Clubs:
- Band / Drum-line
- Dance / Choir
In addition to academic-based clubs, program sites provide a variety of club-based activities that allow students to explore personal interests while developing their social and cultural acumen. These clubs operate during both the school year and summer programs.
- Youth Leadership Councils
- Career Exploration
- Step-Team/ Dance
- Cultural Arts
- Arts and Crafts
- Service Learning
Leadership Development and Life Skills
Program sites infuse character education into daily learning through the use of a curriculum that centers on social, ethical and emotional development. The curriculum is a four part course that focuses on the following: anger and conflict management, building leadership qualities, self-esteem and positive support systems and physical and emotional health. The program also includes a drop-out prevention and transition program for all students.
Orlando ASAS offers free year round athletic leagues to all participants. The leagues seek to use sports as a hook to advance the athletic, educational and social welfare of the child and community. Lessons focus on fundamentals and the teaching of sportsmanship and fair play. Life-skills lessons such as leadership, teamwork and community service are woven into practices, games and events. All uniforms, equipment and transportation are provided at no cost to the parent. All youth must meet standards in behavior, academics and community service to play. The leagues support both boys and girls teams. Orlando ASAS offers leagues in the following sports:
- Baseball (summer only)
- Flag Football
- Golf (summer only)
Physical Fitness and Health Education:
Program sites provide fun, age-appropriate physical education that includes health and nutrition lessons, physical fitness education and other healthy lifestyle activities. The program activities consist of a variety of unique outdoor and indoor sports and games that have been modified to promote the inclusion of all program participants.
Our service learning component seeks to empower middle school students with the knowledge and leadership skills to become the catalyst for positive change at home, school and in their communities. As part of the Orlando ASAS after-school and summer programs, the curriculum centers around the development of leadership skills, the teaching of civic awareness and youth led community service projects.
Students are tasked with creating solutions and projects that fit their own community’s needs and then asked to evaluate their project’s success through analysis of use of resources and time, beneficiaries of project, and ultimate sustainability of the project. Through this “experiential civic learning”, our students are given the opportunity to create a positive lasting effect in their communities.