After School Education

Announcement:

The 51 ISD Learning Tree After School Enrichment Programs is thrilled to announce that we are now hiring dedicated individuals for our part time positions who have a passion for working with elementary and middle school students.

If you're eager to make a positive impact in the lives of young learners and create a stimulating and fun educational experience, we invite you to apply today.

51 School 51’s After School Program(s) offer opportunities for children to access academic enrichment, social, and recreational experiences in an environment that is safe and supervised.  It is run by the 51's Community Education Department.  This department aligns itself with The Texas Education Agency’s expectations, as well as NISD’s high standards of all staff, and maintains the rigor and expectations of our students throughout their day.

Enrichment activities are guided by Problem Based Learning principles.  Lessons adhere to the same standards teachers use, The Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS).  Students experience these skills through hands-on, interactive, and multi-sensory activities.  Thus, activities facilitate: problem-solving, creativity, intellectual curiosity, and flexibility.  Curriculum topics include: Science, Math, Language Arts, Social Studies, College/ Workforce, and a special emphasis is placed on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math).  STEM activities also include statistics and data-driven decision  making, differentiated for each grade level.

There are also monthly events to provide engaging learning experiences as a  family unit, and offer information for parents in a variety of topics such as communication, parenting, and nutrition.

Top 5 Reasons to participate in Learning Tree After-School Care

1. Fun learning

2. Enrichment

3. Direct supervision

4. Community partners and resources

5. 51 excellence

Registration, Fee, and Payment Information

 

Registration for the 2023-2024 School Year:

Are you seeking on-site after-school enrichment for the 2023-2024 school year?  Register for the Learning Tree/Club LT After-school Enrichment Program beginning June 1, 2023.

After-school programming is available at all district elementary and middle school sites.  Tuition is $255 monthly for the first child, $235 for the second child, and $215 for additional siblings.  Tuition is due on the 27th of the month prior to the month of attendance.  A one-time $40 non-refundable registration fee per child is due upon registration.   The hours of operation are from school release to 6:30 pm.  Space is limited.

Reduced tuition is available for families meeting the USDA Income Eligibility Guidelines.  Registration for 2023-2024 starts on June 1, 2023, and ends on April 19, 2024.  For reduced rate inquiries, please contact Carrie Rios at carrie.rios@nisd.net beginning on June 1, 2023.

 


51 ISD Learning Tree Tuition-Based Sites:

  • Aue Elementary
  • Beard Elementary
  • Behlau Elementary
  • Blattman Elementary
  • Boldt Elementary
  • Boone Elementary
  • Brauchle Elementary
  • Braun Station Elementary
  • Burke Elementary
  • Carlos Coon Elementary
  • Carnahan Elementary
  • Carson Elementary
  • Cody Elementary
  • Cole Elementary
  • Driggers Elementary
  • Ellison Elementary
  • Elrod Elementary
  • Esparza Elementary
  • Evers Elementary
  • Fernandez Elementary
  • Fields Elementary
  • Fisher Elementary
  • Forester Elementary
  • Franklin Elementary
  • Galm Elementary
  • Glass Elementary
  • Glenn Elementary
  • Hatchett Elementary
  • Helotes Elementary
  • Henderson Elementary
  • Hoffman Elementary
  • Howsman Elementary
  • Kallison Elementary
  • Knowlton Elementary
  • Krueger Elementary
  • Kuentz Elementary
  • Langley Elementary
  • Leon Springs Elementary
  • Leon Valley Elementary
  • Lewis Elementary
  • Lieck Elementary
  • Linton Elementary
  • Locke Hill Elementary
  • Los Reyes Elementary
  • McAndrew Elementary
  • Mary Hull Elementary
  • Meadow Village Elementary
  • Michael Elementary
  • Mireles Elementary
  • Monroe May Elementary
  • Mora Elementary
  • Murnin Elementary
  • Myers Elementary
  • Nichols Elementary
  • Northwest Crossing Elementary
  • Oak Hills Terrace Elementary
  • Ott Elementary
  • Raba Elementary
  • Reed Elementary
  • Rhodes Elementary
  • Scarborough Elementary
  • Scobee Elementary
  • Steubing Elementary
  • Thornton Elementary
  • Timberwilde Elementary
  • Tomlinson Elementary
  • Valley Hi Elementary
  • Villarreal Elementary
  • Wanke Elementary
  • Ward Elementary
  • Wernli Elementary

 


 

Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) funded sites:  

For the 2023-2024 school year, we have 5 elementary sites and 17 middle school sites offering free after-school enrichment programming.  Space is limited at each site and requires online registration. 

To enroll at one of the sites below, please use the Kids Care Center Parent Portal provided above.     

Elementary School (ESSER) funded sites:

  • Allen Elementary
  • *Cable Elementary
  • Passmore Elementary
  • Powell Elementary
  • *Westwood Terrace Elementary

* These sites currently follow an extended academic calendar for 23-24.  

Secondary School (ESSER) funded sites: 

  • Bernal Middle School
  • Briscoe Middle School
  • Connally Middle School
  • Folks Middle School
  • Garcia Middle School
  • Hobby Middle School
  • Jefferson Middle School
  • Jordan Middle School
  • Luna Middle School
  • Neff Middle School
  • Pease Middle School
  • Rawlinson Middle School
  • Stevenson Middle School
  • Stinson Middle School
  • Straus Middle School
  • Vale Middle School
  • Zachry Middle School

 


 

21st Century Community Learning Centers-Texas Afterschool Centers on Education (ACE):

The Texas ACE is a grant program administered by the Texas Education Agency (TEA) and funded by the U.S. Department of Education’s 21st Century Community Learning Centers program in an effort to help foster students’ academic success by improving attendance, behavior, and academics.

51 ISD has 10 Learning Tree/Club LT sites funded through the Texas Education Agency (TEA) through 2023-2024. The sites are:

  • Adams Hill Elementary
  • Colonies North Elementary
  • Glenoaks Elementary
  • Martin Elementary
  • McDermott Elementary
  • Mead Elementary
  • Anson Jones Middle School
  • Rayburn Middle School
  • Ross Middle School
  • Rudder Middle School
 

To enroll at a Texas ACE Grant funded site, please click on the .

 

Frequently Asked Questions

The purpose of the Learning Tree program is to offer opportunities for children to access academic, enrichment, social and recreational experiences in an after-school environment that is safe and supervised.

Each campus has its own After School Program Specialist, a professional who oversees all aspects of the program. Tuition-based programs also have Site Leaders (on-site managers.) 

Learning Tree uses a curriculum written by MindWorks Resources whose diverse teams of experts specialize in language development, literacy, and learning styles in children. The curriculum focuses on hands-on, interactive, educational material that engages students in multi-sensory learning experiences. Curriculum topics include Science, Math, Language Arts, Social Studies, or College/Workforce Readiness. In addition students participate in curriculums covering college and workforce readiness, entrepreneurship, art, and character development.

All of our snacks that fall under our regular school day calendar are provided by the NISD Child Nutrition Department.  We make a strong attempt to provide a healthy snack each day. 

While our staff will ensure a quiet period in which to do homework, and will assist if possible, it is each parent's responsibility to ensure homework is completed and correct when the child arrives at home.

NISD is the current recipient of a Texas Afterschool Centers on Education™ (ACE) grant, administered by the Texas Education Agency (TEA) and funded by the 21st CCLC Program administered by the US Department of Education. The ACE Learning Tree program provides a structured, safe, and supervised place for learning and social interaction. The program connects the after school hours to the school day by expanding learning and enrichment activities that can improve student achievement. The goals also include: to improve attendance, behavior, promotion rates, graduation rates, and preparation for college or the workforce for students of working parents or full-time students.  The grant provides funding so that working parents are not charged for this program.

This is a very competitive grant, and only certain schools qualify, so not all schools in NISD will have a free ACE Learning Tree program. Sites which are not funded by ACE are still called Learning Tree, but these other sites are regular tuition sites or sites that are sponsored by other grants and funding sources.

For grant funded sites and possible scholarship applicants, we require two months worth of payroll stubs and/or college class schedule that shows the parents name.

ACE Learning Tree is not a daycare or "drop in" program. To make best use of our grant funds, as well as to meet student attendance and data requirements, we ask that parents allow their child to attend the program consistently and for the entire program time. Parents who accumulate 3 early or late pickup or 3 absences per semester, may have their child withdrawn from Learning Tree.

A child, who accumulates 3 unexcused absences per semester in ACE Learning Tree, may be withdrawn from the program. Being absent from school is excused, and will be verified with the attendance secretary. 

Yes! In order to meet additional grant requirements of parent participation, parents must attend our monthly events. These events will be held once each month and cover various series and topics of interest. All parents will be surveyed at various times during the year to determine interest on learning topics. A monthly newsletter will be sent home letting you know about upcoming events.

Yes, transportation is provided at all grant sites. 

General Information

For general information about Learning Tree, please call

210-397-8102

Mailing Address

NISD Learning Tree

c/o Adult & Community Education

6632 Bandera Rd.

San Antonio, TX 78238

Tuition Questions

For questions about tuition and payments, please call

210-397-8108