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After School Clubs

We have developed a comprehensive list of enrichment and academic programs for the 2020-2021 school year. Due to the risks associated with the Covid 19 virus, programs are held remotely unless otherwise indicated. Please read each program description and register your child for the program(s) he/she is interested in. This list is subject to change based on student interest and availability of program facilitators. 

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Students must be signed into their GLCPS Googledocs account in order to access this registration form. Programs will be limited to the first 20 students who register.  Due to limited slots, we may have to conduct a lottery in order to fairly place students in some programs. A waiting list will be maintained for programs overenrolled.

Programs begin on Tuesday, September 29, 2020 through Friday, January 29, 2021, unless otherwise indicated. Children must be picked up by 4:30 pm (or designated end time noted) on the Nye Street side of the school. Failure to pick up your child on time may result in he/she being dropped from the program. Please note that attendance is essential – unexcused/excessive absences may also result in the student being dropped from the program. GLCPS will cancel any programs that do not meet the minimum enrollment. Please contact Mr. Ferreira with questions at 508-991-4105 ext. 546 or

Global Learning Charter Public School

Enrichment After-School Programs Descriptions

Fall 2020


American Sign Language (ASL): This will be a mixed ability club. Beginner students will learn the basics of American Sign Language including finger-spelling, numbers, classifications and early conversational skills. For advanced students (those who have taken the class before) we will review some of what we did last year but pick up from where we left off. The class will also explore some of the deaf culture.  Due to remote sessions, students need to have cameras on and be prepared to interact with each other.  Open to students in grades 5-12.  Meets remotely on Tuesdays.


Band-Middle School: Online Middle School Band (grades 5 through 8) is offered in different instrument groupings.  During the online sessions, students should sign up for the day their instrument is offered and are encouraged to sign up for at least one additional day. Once we return to in person and it is safe to have in person instrument lessons, students will be expected to participate in two after-school days per week. Instruments, as available. may be loaned from the school with an agreement and a $20 fee for the year.


The instrument days are as follows:

  • Tuesday - Flute, trombone and baritone horn
  • Wednesday - trumpet, French horn, bass clarinet, and tenor saxophone
  • Thursday - clarinet, alto saxophone 
  • Friday - tuba, bass guitar, and percussion (drums)  


Cheerleading:  Using MA sports COVID-19 guidelines, students will learn and practice sideline cheers, jumps, motions, tumbling, conditioning and dance. This can begin virtually and then be in-person (outside). Stunting will probably not be done at this time due to regulations/higher risk.  Cheerleading is open to students in grades 5-12.  Meets on Wednesdays.


Chess Club: The Chess Club is open to anybody who wants to learn, practice, or play chess.  All skill levels (including beginners) are welcome. This club is open to students in grades 5-12. Meets remotely on Fridays.


Chorus: We are pleased to have Ms. Bastos back this year as our Chorus teacher.  Chorus will meet remotely on Mondays from 3:30-4:30 PM and Thursdays from 4:30-5:30 PM. Chorus will be a mix of all grades and with enough numbers, grade level sections may be formed.  Chorus is open to students in grades 5-12. 


Drama Club: This year's production is a brand-new musical, The Mystery of Custodia!  All rehearsals and performances will be done through Zoom.  Rehearsals will be in the evenings between 6-7:30PM.  We are going to have two complete casts so as many kids as possible can be involved.  This club is open to students in grades 5-12.  Meets remotely on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.  


Dungeons and Dragons Club: Dungeons and Dragons is a game where YOU get to choose what happens in this epic adventure! Create a character with its own unique stats and personality, then join your friends in battle as you fight monsters such as Goblins, Orcs, and of course a mighty Dragon!  This club is open to students in grades 9-12.  Meets remotely on Wednesdays.


Global Karate Academy (GKA) - Grades 5-9 Beginners Live/In-person and Remote:

Prerequisite – None. Introductory students up to Orange/Green belt. This after school club helps students develop the mind, body and spirit through the study of Tang Soo Do. Participation in this class helps you become more physically and mentally fit, gain valuable life skills and expand confidence in one’s abilities to help you succeed in life.  Membership in GKA allows students to train with the intention of gaining higher belt ranks and participate in World Tang Soo Do Association (WTSDA) sanctioned events. While the after-school club is free, students can join WTSDA where membership and testing fees are required. Students must test at least once per year to remain in good standing. Meets on Tuesdays in-person, outside the GLCPS parking lot, from 3:30-4:30 PM. (Parents must drop off and pick up their student.) Meets on Thursdays remotely 3:30-4:30 PM.


Global Karate Academy (GKA) – Grades 7-12 Intermediate/Advanced Live/In-person and Remote:    Prerequisite – World Tang Soo Do Association Members only. Orange/Green belt and above, or upon teacher recommendation. This program continues the full ranking program towards Black Belt from WTSDA.  For more information, see above Beginners course description.  Meets on Wednesdays in-person, outside the GLCPS parking lot, from 3:30-4:30 PM.  Parents must drop off and pick up their student.   Meets on Fridays remotely from 3:30-4:30 PM.


"In the Neighborhood" Art Class with Alison Wells: Contemporary fine arts painter and mixed media artist Alison Wells will teach this ten week art class.  The class will explore a variety of media. Students will do paper collages, painting and pastel, and combinations of 2D & 3D art.  This art class is open to students in grades 5-12. The class will meet remotely on Wednesdays & Thursdays from 3:30-4:30 PM. Some art supplies will be provided.


LGBTQPlus Diversity Club: Meeting virtually at least until Hybrid, a group to focus on how we can promote acceptance in the GLCPS community for our LGBTQPlus students, supporting each other emotionally, planning events to make student acceptance visible, including the National Day of Silence and National Trans Rights Awareness Day. Planning student panels as well to educate staff on proper terms and the challenges of LGBTQPlus youth. The facilitator has run groups such as this in the past, and worked for the Boston Alliance of Gay and Lesbian Youth, Taunton Youth Center, SilverCity Youth, OUTright, and MCAD organizations locally. This program is open to students in grades 5-12.  Meets on Fridays.


Mine Craft Club: Online building game where students can get together and create whatever they want!  This club is open to students in grades 5-8.  Meets remotely on Wednesdays.


Outdoor Fitness with Coach: This club will meet outdoors and practice fitness together. Activities will include body weight exercises, stretches, warm-ups, aerobic, calisthenics, speed, agility, and footwork drills. The class will run like outdoor P.E. class, without the sports.  This program is open to students in grades 7-12.  Meets in-person outdoors to start and will go remote when the weather gets colder. Parents must drop off and pick up their students at the GLCPS parking lot.  The activity will take place at Riverside Park. Meets on Tuesdays.  


Photography: We will be exploring different photography techniques, portrait, landscape, and still photography as well as trick photography.  We will be discussing DSLR cameras in the manual setting. We will also be working on several projects for the school this year. As the club will be meeting remotely, students will need to have access to their own camera, phone cameras are acceptable. This club is open to students in grades 7-12. Meets remotely on Thursdays.


String Ensemble: Facilitated by Emmanuel Escobar, this program is open to students in grades 5-12 who wish to play Acoustic Bass (Upright), Cello, Viola, or Violin.  Students will meet remotely in Zoom on Mondays from 3:30 - 4:30 PM.  Instruments, as available, may be loaned from the school with an agreement and a $20 fee for the year.  


Academic Support Programs


Academic Support: Additional academic support will be provided to students in MATH and ELA in all grade levels. The academic help after school is provided by GLCPS teachers. Academic support is provided from Tuesday through Thursday, unless otherwise indicated on the schedule. Please select the day, time, and grade that coincides with your child/student.


Peer Tutoring Program: Middle School and High School students have the opportunity to attend peer-tutoring sessions supported by advanced High School students after school in a virtual setting.  Middle and High School students will be matched with an honors level High School student to assist them with their homework assignments or a particular subject they may need additional support with. The Peer Tutoring Program will be coordinated by Ms. Sinnott. 


Spring Programs: 

Registration for Spring programs will start on Monday, January 13, 2020

Springs programs will run from Tuesday, February 4, 2020 through Friday, May 29, 2020