After School Care
At Atlanta Youth Academy, the After School Care Program offers a safe, well-structured environment for all students at the school. Experienced staff members foster an environment where students are given time to play, learn, socialize, and experience new opportunities for academic, social, personal, and spiritual growth.
After School Care is available from the end of the regular school day (2:30 p.m. for Pre-K - second grade, 3:00 p.m. for third - fifth grade, and 3:30 p.m. for sixth - eighth grade) until 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Each day, students participate in “Hour of Power,” which is dedicated time for students to study, read, and complete homework. With an ratio of approximately 16:1, staff members in AYA’s After Care Program work closely with students and are available to answer questions during this important academic time. Snack is included in the After Care Program, and students also enjoy the monthly family dinners where parents are invited to attend and also volunteer to prepare food.
Daily, time is set aside for homework, snack and free play. Weekly, students engage in D.E.A.R. (Drop Everything and Read) as well as regular Bible Study led by After School Care Program staff members. Additionally, students participate in an assortment of extracurricular activities as well as arts/crafts, organized games, and occasional field trips off campus. Past field trips include visits to God’s Farm in Temple, GA, as well as trips to the High Museum of Art and the Georgia Aquarium.
AYA’s After School Care Program is available for all registered students when school is in session (a drop-in fee applies for students who are not registered). Contact Mr. Anthony Gates, Director of After School Care, to register for the After School Care Program or to learn more about After School Care or extracurricular activities.