After School X

Galapagos Rockford After School X brings after school and electives programming to a whole new level.   Galapagos strives to provide after school programming that provides scholars with a variety of experiences that broaden their horizons.  Regardless of the programming, the activities are engaging and meaningful.  Programs differ from quarter to quarter and year to year but always include art, music, sports and even classes on horseback riding!  

Most Session 4 programs are open for registration now.  Most programs begin in April  2022 but some may have already begun.   Please read the detailed description for start dates.  Most programs cost $10 and you can register for any open programs.   All programs will be in person but will follow social distancing protocols.

Register for After School X

GRCS does offer and ASX Shuttle Bussie from the Upper Academy to the Lower Academy on days in which ASX programming is provided.  In order to ensure that scholars who need transportation are provided access to the GRCS Bussie, we ask that parents reserve a seat in advance.   Scholars who do not have a reserved seat will not be able to ride Bussie and will have to be picked up at the Upper Academy.   Please note: Bussie only travels from the Upper to the Lower.  We do not provide shuttle service back to the Upper Academy from the Lower.

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Lower Academy Programs for Q4                                Upper Academy Programs for Q4

-Daisy Scouts                                                                    -Track and Field

-Bell Choir                                                                         -Yearbook

-Green Thumb Club                                                        -Sew Much Fun

-Girls on the Run                                                             -Playwriting

A few of our spotlight Tier 1 programs are listed below.  

Coding- Scholars learn the basic of computer coding.  Scholars learn how to analyze code and reverse engineer code.   Scholars will also learn how to write their own code.  Within the first few classes scholars are creating their own video games.

Horseback Riding- Scholars spend a day a week at our partner stables.  Scholars learn to take care of a horse, learn the equipment used as well as learn the basic skills to ride a horse.  Galapagos offers four levels of horseback riding ranging from courses for first time riders to more skilled equestrians.

Girls on the Run (GOTR) is a nationally recognized program.  Galapagos is proud to be one of the few schools in Rockford to host and offer this program to our fourth grade female scholars.  GOTR combines self esteem building around a goal of running a 5 k race each spring.  Our girls are strong and this is on way that they prove it.  The season begins in March.  You can learn even more by visiting the GOTR site.

Registration for 2021 will begin in December of 2020. 

Boys Basketball- Galapagos Rockford Basketball focuses on developing the discipline to be a scholar athlete.  Team members are expected to be able to balance and prioritize their academics and then use that discipline to develop their on-court skills.  The team focuses on team work and fundamentals while competing against schools in the area.  The season takes place in the late fall and early winter. The season culminates in the Galapagos Charter School Basketball Tournament between the city’s charter schools.

 

Cross Country (Coed)- The Galapagos Rockford Cross Country Team works on developing scholars to compete in cross country meets across the city.  Practices focus on proper preparation techniques such as stretching and nutrition.  Scholars practice up to three times a week at our Upper Academy campus.  Meets take place from August through October.

 

Girls Basketball Team- Galapagos Rockford Basketball focuses on developing the discipline to be a scholar athlete. Team members are expected to be able to balance and prioritize their academics and then use that discipline to develop their on-court skills. The team focuses on team work and fundamentals while competing against schools in the area. The season takes place in the winter.

 

Bowling Team- The bowling team is open to 5th-8th grade scholars.  The team practices one day a week and has a match on another day that week.  Scholars learn basic bowling skills in a fun environment competing against children from other schools.