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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 Monday, February 1, 2021 and end on Friday, May 28, 2021, unless otherwise indicated.  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

Spring 2021


American Sign Language (ASL): This will be a mixed ability club, beginning 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 2 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 by 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 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.  This program meets remotely.  


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 it's own unique stats and personality, then join your friends into 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: 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 students become more physically and mentally fit, gain valuable life skills and expand confidence in one’s abilities to help them 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 and Thursdays remotely 3:30-4:30 PM.


Global Karate Academy (GKA) – Grades 7-12 Intermediate/Advanced:    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 remotely on Tuesdays, 4:30-5:30 PM, and on Wednesdays, 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.  Some art supplies will be provided.

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.  This program will run from February 24 - May 6, 2021.  


Let's Tik Tok!: Ms. Poyant wants to learn how to use Tik Tok. She's hoping that together we can create fun Tik Tok videos that show our best selves, both individually and as part of the GLCPS family.  All levels of Tik Tok users are welcome but Ms. Poyant would really appreciate it if some of our students with expertise in Tik Tok would join this after-school program to teach the rest of us some of the fun ways to create videos. This will be a collaborative effort with students "teaching the teacher." 

Requirement: You must have permission from your grownup to be on Tik Tok. This club is open to students in grades 9-12. Meets remotely on Wednesdays.  


Minecraft 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.


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 camera's will be 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.  


Travel Club: Facilitated by Ms. Souza, students will discuss various topics within the travel community. “Many of my students love to travel and are excited by the idea of traveling. My students have come to me and expressed their upcoming excitement for the trips they are planning to take in 2021.”  Students in this club will discuss a different "travel" theme each week. Some theme ideas include packing, the process of getting a passport, safety while traveling, and much more. This club is open to students in grades 5-12. Meets remotely on Thursdays.


Young Authors Speak Easy - Writing Workshop: The objective of this program is to offer students an outlet to develop and share their creative writing. As the instructor for a quarter of the session I would share work from artists or authors on a range of topics for discussion about why and what makes these pieces impactful. Students would similarly have the opportunity to select text for discussion upon pre-approval by the instructor. The middle half of the session students would use for creating their own creative writing around a similar or alternate topic than the chosen text for the day. The last quarter of class would be for students to share their writing with others and get feedback. Students that endeavor to write longer stories would have the opportunity to continue this writing across several meetings. The end goal would be to create a completion of students recording themselves reading one or more of their own creative pieces to share with the school as a whole. This club is open to students in grades 5-12. Meets remotely on Tuesdays.


Academic Support Programs


Academic Support:  Additional academic support will be provided to students in all grade levels.  The academic help after school is provided by GLCPS teachers.   Academic support is provided from Tuesday through Friday.  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.  

Springs programs will run from Monday, February 1, 2021 through Friday, May 29, 2021.