Extended Day

This year you can sign up for EDP Care or After School Activities through our Campbrain website.  Follow this link in order to register!  Click here!

Through the Extended Day Program (EDP), Highlands serves the needs of our families for after school care and extracurricular activities. All students have the opportunity to stay in the same caring, constructive environment they enjoy during the regular school day. A typical day’s schedule may include outside play time, snack time, supervised homework time, and free time. EDP also offers an exciting variety of activities for enrollment, which may include karate, chess, art, tennis, and private music lessons, like piano and guitar.

An extended 4K program is available from noon until three in the afternoon. Any of the EDP packages can be added for care between three and six. Early arrival care beginning at seven in the morning is also available each day.

Contact Extended Day Program and Summer Camp Director, Ms. Gabe McCool for more information via email or by phone, (205) 956-9731 ext. 105.
 
HIGHLANDS SCHOOL
2016-2017 AFTER SCHOOL ACTIVITIES
 
Mondays
Artscope w/ Jill Marlar  (4K-3rd Grade)  3:00-4:00 p.m.  Cost is $285 per semester.
Artscope offers your child a curriculum rich with a broad range of art activities from painting to three dimensional design. Students will begin with basic techniques, and build upon them throughout the semester using a variety of materials from paint to clay. Sample activities include watercolor resist painting, famous artist studies, 3D buildings and creatures, fabric collage wall hanging, nature mobiles, weaving, wire sculpture and plenty of painting and drawing! Led by local artist and teacher Jill Marlar, this class promises to inspire and capture the creativity of your child.    
Villager Yoga  (4K-8th Grade)  3:00-4:00 p.m.  Cost is $200 per semester. 
Villager Yoga's classes encourage kids to explore and develop mind, body and being as they learn and practice traditional yoga poses, breathing exercises and meditations in creative sequences, group activities and guided relaxation.  Throughout the semester kids strengthen and deepen their self-awareness in the areas noted below. As they demonstrate growth, they will build their own powerful gemstone collection that reflects the rewards they will be experiencing in their everyday lives. Red jasper: honoring spatial awareness, balance, and coordination; Carnelian: honoring creativity and trying new things; Tiger Eye: honoring physical strength and flexibility; Amazonite: honoring their kindness and respect for themselves and for the group; Sodalite: honoring their listening skills and group participation: Amethyst: honoring focus and concentration; Crystal quartz: honoring stillness and calmness in relaxation; Rose Quartz: honoring a willingness to be present. 
Bricks 4 Kidz  (K-5th Grade)  3:00-4:15 p.m.  Cost is $100 per semester.  This class will run in two six-week sessions this year.  
Bricks 4 Kidz after school program based on LEGO® Bricks includes Science, Math, Engineering concepts and FUN!  Students will build a different motorized model each week.  Our models are all new for this school year. Students will participate in a weekly lesson, which will include topics such as gravity, force, energy, gears, and many others. Students will take home a custom made minifigure at the end of the 6 weeks.  Find us online at www.bricks4kidz.com/hoover and Bricks 4 Kidz – Hoover on Facebook.
Golf at Highlands  1st-8th Grade  3:15-4:15 p.m.  Cost is $390 per semester.
Come learn the fundamentals of golf with PGA Master Professional Bill Adams.  Experience learning the basic skills along with the etiquette of the game in the instructor's very own studio as well as outside on the field or quad. This course will be offered for one hour per week for 13 weeks in a small group setting. 
 
Tuesdays
Early Coding (4K-2nd Grade) 3:00-4:30 p.m. Cost is $200 per semester.
Your young student is ready to learn the fundamentals of computer science and programming. Studying computer science builds capacity for problem-solving and logical thinking in students and provides opportunity for perseverance and creativity. We will use a developmentally appropriate, interactive on-line curriculum and unplugged whole group activities to learn the programming concepts students will use to successfully tackle challenges that will increase in complexity and difficulty throughout the year. Taught by Highlands' own Tynley Baker.
Young Rembrandts Drawing Class  (K-6th Grade)  3:00-4:00 p.m.  Cost is $215 per semester. 
Let your child discover the power of drawing. Young Rembrandts views art not merely as a talent, but as a skill that can – and should – be learned by all children. In the process, their classes open children’s eyes to the significance and passion of art, and to the power and potential of their own imaginations. Student will work on a specific drawing each week.  They learn about famous artists and specific skills.   
Karate  Tuesday & Thursday (4K-1st Grade) 3:00-4:00 p.m.; (2nd-8th Grade) 4:00-4:45 p.m.  
Cost is $230 per semester.
Learn basic and advanced karate skills and history from excellent instructors from Japan International Karate Center.  Come learn all the meanings of OSU!  There will be a belt exam each semester.  Belts and karate uniforms will be an additional cost.  Students enrolled must attend both days. 
Golf at Highlands  1st-8th Grade  3:15-4:15 p.m.  Cost is $390 per semester.
Come learn the fundamentals of golf with PGA Master Professional Bill Adams.  Experience learning the basic skills along with the etiquette of the game in the instructor's very own studio as well as outside on the field or quad. This course will be offered for one hour per week for 13 weeks in a small group setting. 
 
 
Wednesdays
4K Play and Clay(4K Only) 2:00-3:00 p.m. Cost is $275 per semester (Note early time). 
Ceramics for 4K only! “Give a child a ball of clay, and hours of creative fun are sure to follow” (Mary Ellis). Love working with clay and using your imagination? Join Ms. Helga Mendoza for this fun activity! For all levels of expertise, this ceramics class is designed to meet each student’s needs and improve motor skills, all while having fun getting messy with clay. Hand-building techniques include pinching, coiling, slab-making, and press molding. Most of the playing will be done using air dry clay and color clay. Students will also work on some projects that will be glazed and fired in a kiln.
Kids Stage w/ Jill Marlar  (K-3rd Grade)  3:00-4:00 p.m.  Cost is $260 per semester. 
“Places, everyone, places!“ Students will take to the stage each week, immersing themselves in creative and dramatic fun! Each class will begin with basic technique instruction through games and simple skits. The purpose of this class is to give students opportunity to be expressive and find confidence in working with others while performing in front of an audience. A short skit or play will be performed at the end of each term during the last class. Props and simple costumes provided by instructor.  
Chess (The Knight School)  (1st-8th Grade) 3:00-4:15 p.m. Cost is $265 per semester.
Chess Coach David Brooks, Ph.D., and his team lead this high-intensity chess program at Highlands. The class will include serious chess instruction, daily puzzlers for candy, a belt system (white, yellow, black-like in Karate) to reward advancement in chess, and of course exciting clock-controlled chess competition.  Coach Brooks’ teams bring an excitement, energy and sense of humor to chess that is truly unique.  
Digital Art (2nd-8th Grade) 3:00-4:30 p.m. Cost is $245 per semester.
This class will teach students how to link the fields of ART and DESIGN with DIGITAL technology. We will be using the new Chromebooks and Google drive apps to edit photographs, videos, and make a Google Slide presentation (like a Power Point). Hands on design and art exercises will help students improve their communication skills that could be applied when making presentations. Students will come out of this class with the skills to upload and download documents, create and organize files and put together a Slide presentation. Some of the class time will be spend outdoors taking photographs, drawing and filming videos. Taught by Helga Mendoza.
Golf at Highlands (1st-8th Grade) 3:15-4:15 p.m.  Cost is $390 per semester.
Come learn the fundamentals of golf with PGA Master Professional Bill Adams.  Experience learning the basic skills along with the etiquette of the game in the instructor's very own studio as well as outside on the field or quad. This course will be offered for one hour per week for 13 weeks in a small group setting. 
 
 
Thursdays
Karate (See Tuesday)
Computer Programming (3rd-8th Grade) 3:00-4:30 p.m. Cost is $200 per semester.
No experience needed. Starting in the fall students will learn the fundamentals of computer science and programming using an interactive on-line curriculum and unplugged whole group activities. After winter break students will apply their knowledge of computer science as they learn a block based programming language developed by MIT and used by millions of children worldwide to program interactive games and animations of their own design. Taught by Highlands' own Tynley Baker.
 
 
Fridays
Tennis  (4K-2nd Grade) 3:00-4:00 p.m.  Cost is $210 per semester.
Come learn the basics of tennis with our kid-friendly approach making tennis fun and interactive. We strive to make tennis a game before it's a sport. Students will learn fun ways to warm-up, skills to develop better hand-eye coordination, and all the basics of tennis in the gym using equipment modified to fit this specific age group. Taught by LETT coaches. 
Little Geniuses Chess (The Knight School)  (3K-1st Grade)  3:00-4:00 p.m. Cost is $265 per semester. 
The Knight School, our long-time chess providers here at Highlands, is excited to announce that the super-fun chess program known as Little Geniuses is here at Highlands!  Little Geniuses' puppet-show/singing/dancing/chess clocks/silicone wristband/mardi-gras-beads-if-you-win approach has exploded in Birmingham largely because we developmentally target our kids with spot-on, age-appropriate intellectual challenges that are achievable, compelling, and extremely gratifying for our little geniuses.  We would love for you and your families to join us! Now open to our 3K class!
Play and Clay - Ceramics  (4K-8th Grade)  3:00-4:15 p.m.  Cost is $275 per semester.
“Give a child a ball of clay, and hours of creative fun are sure to follow” (Mary Ellis)  Love working with clay and using your imagination?  Join Ms. Helga Mendoza for this fun activity!  For all levels of expertise, this ceramics class is designed to meet each student’s needs and improve motor skills, all while having fun getting messy with clay. Hand-building techniques include pinching, coiling, slab-making, and press molding. Most of the playing will be done using air dry clay and color clay. Students will also work on some projects that will be glazed and fired in a kiln. 
 
 
Varied Days
Music Lessons
Individual music have limited availability.
Piano (K-8th Grade) 30 Minute Session: $390 per semester. 45 Minute Session: $495 per semester.
This year students have the option of choosing 30 minute or 45 minute private lessons. Kindergarten and 1st graders, however, must select from the 30 minute time slots. Students must have a piano or keyboard at home to practice. Offered Monday through Friday. Students may participate in a recital at the end of each term.
Voice (1st-8th Grade) $390 per semester.
30-minute private lessons offered Mondays and Tuesdays. Students must be rising 1st through 8th graders. Students may participate in a recital at the end of the second term.
Guitar  (K-8th Grade)  Cost is $375 per semester.
30-minute private lessons. Offered Mondays/Tuesdays. (Minimum number of students required for lessons to make. Another day may be added if enough interest).  Students must have their own guitar (acoustic preferred).  Taught by Craig Butterworth.  In teaching, Mr. Butterworth tries to identify individual patterns of learning and sorting styles.  He begins teaching basic chord shapes and simple chord progression and a simple system of sight reading called Tablature.  He also uses ear training as it applies to musical intervals.  His emphasis is on keeping the lesson time fun and finding music that students enjoy to play.  Mr. Butterworth has played guitar and mandolin in various folk and folk-rock groups as well as jazz, swing and bluegrass bands.  In 2005, he began teaching guitar for Mountain Brook Community Education and also teaches at the Girl Scout House in Crestline.  Students may participate in a recital at the end of the second term. 
 

EDP Forms

EDP Hours

Early Care: 7:00am - 7:45am
Extended 4K: 12:00pm - 3:00pm
After School: 3:00pm - 6:00pm

EDP Calendar 2016-2017

Check email for most updated EDP dates!
Don't forget the EDP Recital on Monday, May 8th at 6:30pm.
Highlands School, 4901 Old Leeds Road, Birmingham, AL 35213, (205) 956-9731
Highlands School's 'whole child' approach to education and commitment to academic excellence, creative expression, and leadership development prepare and motivate students in grades 4k through 8 to make a positive difference in an ever-changing world. Located in Birmingham, Alabama, Highlands School holds dual accrediation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and the Southern Associations of Independent Schools (SAIS).

For more information, visit www.highlandsschool.org.