*All students attending an after school program receive an after school meal from 2:45 – 3:00pm.
Pilsen Tutoring Program
3:00-4:30 pm, Monday through Thursday
Tutoring is organized by individual classroom and teachers, please contact your child’s teacher for more information about the current schedule and subject areas.
21st Century After School Programs
Fall 2015 Programming: Monday, September 21st – Friday, November 20th
Pilsen Community Academy and America SCORES Chicago work together as a 21st Century Community Learning Center to provide academic enrichment, non-school hour programs, parent workshops, and community resources. School staff and community partners such as Changing Worlds, Girls in the Game, Common Threads, Open Books, and Chicago Cares, collaborate to offer expanded opportunities to families.
America SCORES Chicago
3rd-5th, 6th-8th grades
Monday –Thursday with games on select Fridays
America SCORES allows students to practice four days a week: two days writing practice at the school and two days soccer practice. Teams work with their writing coach to explore written and spoken word. 3rd-5th grade students will create a team poem and 6th-8th grade students will produce an original music video. Student will work with their soccer coach to learn soccer skills, healthy habits, and prepare for soccer games. The season culminates with awards and presentations at the Annual Community Poetry SLAM on Friday, November 20th.
Students learn the basic skills of flag football with Coach Sanders.
The Craft Club
2nd – 4th Grade
Students will work with Ms. Carol and Ms. Jill to create a different craft project to take home that helps develop motor skills and art skills and allows the students to get in touch with their creative side!
3rd-5th grade, Tuesday, 3:00-4:30pm
The club helps students sharpen their dribbling, passing, and shooting skills with Coach Sanders.
Basic Cooking Skills & World Cuisine
Chef Angela helps students feel like they’re traveling around the world by teaching them how to make a traditional dinner from a different country each week. *This class is open to all 3,4,5th grade students.
Computer Graphic Design
Tuesday and Thursday, 3:00-4:30pm
In this bi-weekly club, students learn the techniques and artistry behind computer-generated design and graphic arts. This afterschool program teaches youth vital technology skills and helps them explore their creativity. During the fall season, students are focusing on exploring and creating Mandalas.
Choir with Foundations of Music
Students will work with choir director, Ms. Jessie, to learn basic music reading skills, learn how sing in a group, and work together to perform their songs during a final choir concert!
Fun with Arts!
Tuesday and Thursday, 3:00-4:30pm
Students work with Ms. Nolan on exploring 3 weeks each of visual arts, music, and drama. The students will be working on hands on projects that teach basic arts skills and work to culminate with a final performance!
Reading & Math Fun with Homework Help!
Monday and Wednesday, 3:00-4:30pm
For 30 minutes of each day students work with Ms. Todd to complete their homework for the day. Afterward, they engage in reading activities on Monday and math activities on Wednesday. They will read stories, complete projects, play games, and work together. Students will participate in hands-on activities and engage in fun stories that will enrich the work they are doing during the school day.
The Chess Club
3rd – 8th grade
Tuesday and Wednesday, 7:00-7:40am
Students will work with Mr. Murillo to learn and practice the strategy behind the game of chess. Students will also participate in chess tournaments throughout the city.
4th – 8th grade
Students will work with Mr. Levin to learn rhythms and how to play in a drumline to perform at school assemblies and parades.
The Girls Club
6th – 8th grade
Students will meet with Ms. Levy in the morning to get together in a supportive space to talk about issues affecting middle school girls and learn about strong women who have inspired positive change throughout the world.
Throughout the year, we offer classes and other programs at the school based on parent interests. Previous programs have included morning fitness, knitting and computer classes.
This fall Pilsen Community Academy will continue offering an English class for its parents. Registration is open for beginner to intermediate-level parents. Classes will teach students how to speak English in their everyday life. All materials are provided and the class is free of charge. Classes take place in room 026 in the annex.
If you have any questions please contact Coach Stacey in person or by phone at 312-593-2038.