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Registration for the Fall Term 2017 now open!     Updated 8/4/17

2017/2018 School Year: Treetop Academics  has a long-standing relationship offering a large selection of  academic enrichment opportunities for all Edison students Kinder-5th. For the 2017/18 school year we are offering an expansion in our programs to include Art, Science, Spanish, Robotics, Homework Club, Publishing, and our Mini Maker-Space classes.  This is in addition to our extended-care program, which operates every day school is in session until 6pm M-F for Kindergarteners through fifth graders. Care starts the first day of school until the last, every day school is in session.

Additionally this year we will be hosting our no-school day ‘Hackathons’. Please see our current Edison flier (below) or Here for dates and available options for detailed information.

Treetop Academics is dedicated to providing academically enriching opportunities that put students at the center of learning. While providing the tools for learning, our programs are designed to inspire kids to explore & create, use their faculties to the best of their individual ability, and test their theories about their own learning through practice, exploration, and support.  

Classes are open to all K-5th grade Edison students and we encourage all learners to join our classes, whether a program is beginning subject matter for your student, or continuing. In all of our thematic programs, your child will be engaged in daily project-based curriculum and activities with a focus on learning and having fun while doing it! 

Please explore the tabs below for program descriptions at Edison. If you need a scholarship for programs or care please visit our scholarship page by following the “About” tab.

We always provide a space for students to eat nut free a snack before and after class. Please send a snack with you child if you believe they will be hungry during after-school! Most are!

WHO: K-5th grade
WHERE: Cafeteria
WHEN: Mondays 2:45-4:00pm, October 2nd – December 11th
PROGRAM: Horticulture, Botany, & Plant Science

 

Each 10-week term of the Edison Science class will have a different theme and content matter. Our Science classes are project based, hands on, and student-centered with opportunities for students to explore, theorize, and apply the principles using the scientific method. Classes will mostly be weekly projects/experimentation, but occasionally we will offer a 10-week class focusing on a single project. Treetop Academics believes in offering science classes for elementary students that are academically challenging, entirely thought provoking, unique and fun!

 Fall Term 2017: Horticulture, Botany, & Plant Science

In our Monday Science class students will be outside working in the Edison garden for the majority of each day. Students will learn to become stewards of the Edison garden by being involved in composting, plant propagation, and landscape/garden design. Botany and other areas of plant science, biology, biochemistry, and agriculture will be introduced with corresponding hands-on activities and projects. We will be getting our hands dirty and working to upkeep with the many tasks associated with the Fall/Winter season including planting and harvesting. We will make every attempt possible in working with the weather and the conditions the season presents as we transition from Summer to Fall and prepare the garden for the Winter & beyond.

$125 per term

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WHO: K-5th grade
WHERE: Cafeteria
WHEN: Wednesdays 1:10-2:30pm, October 4th  – December 13th
PROGRAM: Art

 

In this Art class, students will create their own art projects, study the artwork of others, and be encouraged to share their ideas about Art. Students will learn about artists from other time-periods/cultures, including modern and contemporary, with some weekly lessons drawn from their work. Weekly Art projects involve both a wide array of mediums and subject matter.

This class will focus primarily on creativity more than ability, with tolerance and understanding different points of view as necessary building blocks for artistry and inclusiveness. No experience is necessary as this is a class to develop a love for art and expand the student experience.

Term-to-term and year-to-year we have new projects for students with a wide variety of possibilities. We often modify our projects to include the individualism of the Student-Artist and encourage them to create from their heart and imagination.

$125 per term

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WHO: K-5th grade
WHERE: Cafeteria
WHEN: Thursdays 2:45-4:00pm, October 5th – December 14th
PROGRAM: Robotics

 

Treetop Academics is happy to introduce a new multi-disciplinary class in robotics, programming, electronics, and computer science! We wanted to make this a class for all grades and therefore no prior experience is necessary. Robotics will be ongoing term-to-term opportunity and returning students will be able to continue their practice and projects throughout the year with guidance and facilitation.
This class will introduce the fundamentals in several areas, but not limited to circuitry, electronics, Scratch programming, and integrating these concepts with Robotics and hands-on applications. Students will be given differentiated challenges, tasks, and opportunities to increase their own individual abilities while working with others in groups.
The aim of this class is to offer opportunities for each student based on the student’s prior knowledge and provide and ongoing experience/education that will build a foundation in these areas. Students will be using computers, programs, wires, circuits, etc. in building individual projects and working as part of teams throughout the year. This will be a comprehensive class with a focus on supporting the student to explore, create, and learn in the world of computer science, technology, robotics and programming.

$125 per term

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WHO: 3rd-5th grade
WHERE: Cafeteria
WHEN: Fridays 2:45 – 4:00pm, September 29th  – December 15th
PROGRAM: “Edison Publishing”

 

Treetop Academics’ Edison Publishing class is home to the Edison student-run newspaper, The Edison Examiner. This is not the only way to contribute to the Examiner, but students in this class are the writers, editors, and the creative force behind every part of this ongoing publication. As a team, students will interview, write, cover stories, edit, submit original work, and be a part of the decision making processes associated with this ‘fit to print’ newspaper. Outside (at home) writing work is encouraged depending on the scope of the article, required research, and the interest of the student. This is an Edison Community Newspaper that is not limited to just the happenings of Edison, but a platform for students to think, investigate, write about, and communicate their interests to add value to their community through thoughtful journalism. We will publish a new newspaper approximately every six weeks with an opportunity to expand depending on Examiner staff interest and collective decision making. This is an exciting, faster-paced ‘newsroom’ opportunity for students who love would like to be a part of the ongoing creative process associated with running a school newspaper. You can check out the 2016/2017 editions on our website Here.

$125 per term

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WHO: K-5th grade
WHERE: Cafeteria
WHEN: Fridays 2:45 – 4:00pm, October 6th  – December 15th
PROGRAM: “Mini Makers-Space”

 

Our Maker-Space class is an open-ended platform for students to create, design, and build their own ideas in a guided and inclusive environment. Students can intersect Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math, Writing or any other subject to help accomplish their own creative ideas, which may include a continuation of their Robotics/Programming projects or something completely new and unrelated! This is an opportunity for them to test their ambitions and theories about what they would like to see in the world.
The Mini Maker-Space is a place where we hope students will be inspired to engage with others to solve challenges, collaborate, create new things, or learn at their own pace to accomplish a task they find important. This is a hands-on class, where teachers will be facilitating in design, feasibility, tool use, and overall construction of all student projects. Come build something cool!

 

$125 per term

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WHO: 1st-5th grade
WHERE: Cafeteria
WHEN: Tuesdays 2:45-4:00pm, October 3rd  – December 12th
PROGRAM: Spanish

 

This one-day per week Spanish class is a project-based, hands-on program for K-5th graders where no prior experience is needed. This is a fun, immersive opportunity to learn about different cultures while collaborating and creating projects, crafts, and activities. This will not be ‘seat-work’ or ‘worksheet’ type of instruction. Rather, we want to provide a Spanish learning experience where students can learn through a participatory role, engaged in hands-on collaborative activities. Our Spanish class is not solely focused of language acquisition as much as it explores culture, people, and perspective through play-based activities.

$125 per term

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WHO: K-5th grade
WHERE: Library
WHEN: Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays 2:45-4:00pm or Wednesdays 1:10-2:30, October 3 – December 14th
PROGRAM: Homework Club/Independent Study

 

The Edison Homework Club is designed to help 1st-­5th grade students in multiple core curriculum subjects. We can provide help with homework, additional enrichment material based on individual needs, or facilitate independent study time.

Our program will work directly with classroom teachers to support individual student achievement developed around the student’s in-­class curriculum. This program is designed to support both the classroom teacher and student.

Teachers will facilitate a combination of one-­to-­one pairing, small group, and individual instruction based on student need and best teaching practices. This program is student-­centered and does not require the student to have homework available to learn. Teachers will supply other academically structured activities based on student’s strengths, weaknesses, and interest in order to further the individual scholastic achievement.

The intended goal of the program is to provide assistance for students who need additional time/support in Math, Reading, Writing, and for learners who desire to move beyond what they are learning in the classroom. Computers and other resources will be available.

All K-­5th grade learners are encouraged to join! There is no additional homework given, and class will be held in a stress-­free and comfortable academic learning environment.

 

$125/day per term

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WHO: K-5th grade
WHERE: Cafeteria
WHEN: Monday-Friday until 6pm
PROGRAM: Extended Care

 

Treetop Academics does offer extended care for students who are enrolled in after-school programs. Extended care begins at 4pm M/T/TH/F Wednesdays at 2:30, (after our academic classes) and directly after school on days when Treetop Academics’ regular programs are not in session. (As in April 4th-6th, for example) This allows us to provide programs until 6pm, all days when school is in session, from the 1st day of school until the last. If your child will be staying with us after school, after reviewing the choice of academic classes, please choose one of the programs offered on the day that you need care.  You may either register online for these classes or send in the last page of the downloadable flier as registration (These enrichment programs start April 7th.) If no program is chosen students will be placed in our Homework Club until the extended care option is available.

For care beyond the academic classes, you will need to our “Extended Care Registration Form,” which can be found by clicking the button below.  We will need to receive this registration form before we can provide care in our Extended-care Program. During extended care, students will meet in room 7 for free-play, activities, space to read, & outside play. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach Administrative Director Jason Aulicino

On the registration form, please indicate which days you will be needing care, and what time you expect pick-up.

$7.50 per hour

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WHO: K-5th grade
WHERE: Cafeteria
WHEN: Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays 2:45-6pm, and Wednesdays 1:10-6pm
PROGRAM: Drop-In Care

 

If you need drop-in care, we do offer a “drop-in” program. Parent contact information must be on file, and you may fill out a “drop-in registration form” found on our website, or submit one at the time you need care. (Forms will be available in office.) We must receive a completed form prior to drop-in care. If you know you may need drop in care throughout the year, feel free to fill out one of our forms so we have it on file.

Drop-in students will be placed in our Homework Club program Monday through Thursday and our Mini Maker-Space Class on Fridays.

$12.50 per hour for drop-in academic classtime and $10 per hour for drop-in extended-care

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