At West Virginia Academy, we want the time we have with our scholars to be as fulfilling and effective as possible. We have prioritized our funding, programs, and class schedules to provide growth experiences for our entire school community. Substantial experiential learning opportunities and enrichment programs will provide a foundation our students can build upon to progress toward a lifetime of learning.
West Virginia Academy
Before-School and After-School Programs Overview
Supplemental programs at West Virginia Academy provide enrichment programs to our scholars overseen by our amazing teachers both before and after each day of school. These programs are offered to families of our primary and secondary scholars for a fee and begin as early as 7am for before school programs and run to as late as 5:20pm after the academic day concludes.
Our supplemental programs provide a diversity of experiences for our scholars including early morning yoga and fitness with our physical education instructor, art after school with our art teacher, and extended academic time with teachers at the primary school level. Other programs include programming and sports and fitness after school as well as competitive sports and clubs.
Following the end of each school day, participating students are directed to their first session by their homeroom teacher to sign in. The standard after-school programs are organized into two 55 minute sessions with a snack break in between plus a briefer third "extended day" session that runs from 4:55pm to 5:25pm.
Before School Session Programming
Many students require care in the mornings before the 8:00 AM school start time. Our before-school program begins at 7:00 AM and run until 7:45 AM.
This program focuses on physical "Wake-up Brain Activities" such as yoga and stretching. These activities may provide specific cognitive training to help students become more proficient throughout their school day. All students participating in our before-school program will receive a breakfast snack before school begins.
Drop offs for the before-school session are available from 7 to 7:20 AM.
After School Session #1 Programming
Session #1 (3:05 pm - 4:00 pm)
West Virginia Academy offers several after-school programs during the first after-school session including its "arts after school" program, sports and fitness (first and fourth terms only), programming and gaming based in Minecraft Education Edition, as well as academic extended courses (AECs).
Our "arts after school" program is lead by our art teacher and provides students with an opportunity to delve deeper into fine arts and crafts with fellow scholars in an engaging and fun setting. A programming and gaming class based on Minecraft Education Edition is also available during this session for scholars who enjoy computer-assisted learning and leisure. During the first and fourth terms, a sports and fitness class is offered with a focus on lifetime sports and physical fitness.
Academic Extended Courses (AEC) that are overseen by our teachers are included in our after-school program as pullouts during other programs in session #1. Participation in AECs is based on academic need and all students in their first term at the academy as well as students requested by teachers on an "as needed" basis are eligible to participate. Session length will vary on a case by case basis, but sessions typically run for about 25 minutes and students are directed to other programs for the balance of the Session #1 time.
The standard pickup time for Session #1 is between 3:55 and 4:05pm, although pickups during the session are permitted.
After School Session #2 Programming
Session #2 (4:00 to 4:55pm)
Our session #2 programming varies from day to day, but this is typically a combined session that aligns with our goal of providing enrichment through the arts and physical fitness activities that students can participate in throughout an active and healthy life. Students are given a snack at the beginning of this session and then the session is commonly conducted outdoors in the playground and sports spaces (weather permitting).
The standard pickup time for Session #2 is between 4:50 and 5:00pm, although pickups during the session are permitted.
After School Extended Session Programming
Extended Time Session (4:55 pm - 5:20 pm)
The last session of the day is a short session for families of scholars that need a little extra time to pick up their child, such as after a long day at work. This session is typically held indoors near the pickup area and focuses on playing games, socializing, and stress relieving activities at the end of a busy day for both our scholars and their families. This extended session is not generally overseen by teachers.
The standard pickup time for the extended session is between 5:15 and 5:25pm, although pickups during the session are permitted.