Enrichment / Extended Care
At Rancho Christian School, the Enrichment / Extended Care program is part of a larger initiative to add value to our school community. Our belief is that students deserve as much engagement, mentally, emotionally and socially, during Extended Care hours as during the regular school day.
The Rancho Christian School Enrichment Program is not your normal after school Extended Care. We have activities that stimulate our student’s heads, hearts, and hands by experiencing fun and active learning through games, crafts, reading and outdoor activities, all while building friendships. Enrichment also provides an area for students to work on homework and get help if needed. We look forward to caring for your child in our Christ centered program.
Elective and Express Electives are constantly being added. Here is a listing of past classes students have enjoyed:
Video Game Design
Bricks 4 Kids
Wonders of Science
Fundamentals of Golf
Multi Sports Club
My Pencil & Me
The goal of our Elective offerings is to expose our young learners to Academic, Athletic, Art, and Leadership concepts and activities so that each young Eagle can tap into his or her full potential and know who they are in Christ. Enrichment Electives take place on campus once a week for six weeks after school starting at 3:30 pm and ending at 4:30 pm. Classes generally are scheduled on Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays. During each session, six to eight classes are offered. Students can expect to enjoy different classes during each session, learn something new, and have a lot of FUN!
Enrichment Express Electives:
Express Electives are similar to Electives but they are more condensed. Instead of once a week for 6 weeks, Express Electives are completed in one week. The classes can be held before, after, or during a normal Elective Session, and are always scheduled on campus. Express Electives generally are scheduled Tuesdays - Fridays. As with Electives, Express Electives are categorized as Academic, Athletic, Art, or Leadership. Express Electives are perfect for students who are interested in trying something new without having to commit to a six week session.
Throughout the school year and summer, Enrichment at Rancho host a variety of Camps that take place on campus. Each camp is designed around a theme to engage children, broaden their horizons, encourage creativity, and get a little messy. Camps are an outlet for young learners to explore, while keeping their curious minds sharp, during breaks from school. For each Camp day, parents can choose from three time frames (Mornings, Afternoons or Full-Day), to best meet their family’s needs.
CAMPS TO LOOK FORWARD TO:
RCS Staff Development Days Camps
Summer camp is a blast from start to finish! Each week revolves around a theme. Every student can look forward to hands on activities, crafts, Bible lessons, water fun, games, and so much more. Campers will enjoy weekly field trips that take place on and off campus. During scheduled activities, children will travel in age appropriate groups as they rotate through the schedule stations. Our goal during summer is to help our kids create friendships, build lasting memories, and have lots of FUN!
Activities and Special Events:
A few times during the year, Enrichment at Rancho will host several events on campus in an effort to advance school spirit. Each event varies in size and scope, but kids and fun are always the priority. Examples of these events are:
TEACHERS VS. STUDENTS
Teachers vs. Students is a monthly event that takes place immediately after school. Teachers and students battle it out to see who will reign supreme in these games. Each grade level takes a turn hosting the event and light “trash talking” is encouraged!
GAMES TO LOOK FORWARD TO ARE: DODGEBALL, MINUTE TO WIN IT, GAMES, KICKBALL, RELAY GAMES AND MUCH MORE.
EXTREME KIDS NIGHT OUT
Extreme Kids Night Out events are designed as “No Parents Allowed Zones”. Kids love to send their parents out for some quality time with one another while they learn, play and explore with old and new friends. Trained Enrichment staff will guide kids through a night of adventure, while parents have a fun night to themselves. Each EKNO event has a theme for the night and a wide range of age appropriate activities.
Before School Care: Monday – Friday, 6:30 am – 8:30 am
After School Care: Monday – Friday, 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Families with full schedules can take advantage of our Before and After School Care. With low staff-to-student ratios, and opportunities to participate in exciting learning activities, Before and After Care is a great way for students to be loved and cared for while mom and dad begin or finish the work day. In addition to snacks and general play time, during the week students can look forward to participating in these awesome activities:
MONDAY: PE + Computer Lab
WEDNESDAY: Science/ STEM Activities + Pay it Forward
THURSDAY: Art + Library Time
FRIDAY: Group Games + Movie & Games
h2 Club: Of course, students get homework done so family time at home can be just that. “h2 Club” (homework help) takes place Mondays – Thursdays.
Instructors for Electives and Express Classes are carefully selected to lead their classes. Whether the class is categorized as Academic, Athletic, Art, or Leadership, high caliber, passionate individuals who are advanced in their fields are sought out to inspire our students. All instructors are background checked prior to teaching any class, and have experience teaching children in all grade levels.
The Enrichment Program Staff are individuals who love children and look forward to opportunities to show them God’s amazing, unconditional love. Prior to hiring, all staff member must pass an extensive background check through the Department of Justice and FBI. In addition, all staff is CPR and first aid certified.
Nate Porter, Enrichment Director
Phone: 951.303.1408 x.6208