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After-school

AMOS offers students meaningful, student designed, STEM oriented curriculum and facilitate activities based on what the students would like to learn about! Students build their own curriculum by brainstorming topics that they would like to learn more about or to investigate. Student curriculum building helps to give students ownership over their learning and also helps to keep them more interested! We pull from our lesson bank and design new curriculum when a new idea pops up!

AMOS would love to offer YOUR students meaningful STEM oriented curriculum! We believe in hands-on learning, making most of our activities challenge-based, such as the marble run challenge where teams of student’s design and build a marble run to see who can get the longest time. We love to trick students into learning by making the activities seem like games or challenges!

Previous activities: Code making and code breaking, rocket design and launching, ice cream making and states of matter, volcano making and eruptions, leaf chromatography, and slime and chemistry lessons.

How do we decide what lessons to bring to each organization?

Most of our programming is based on student chosen curriculum! We facilitate activities based on what the students would like to learn about. Students build their own curriculum by brainstorming topics that they would like to learn more about or to investigate. Student curriculum building helps to give students ownership over their learning and also helps to keep them more interested. We pull from our lesson bank and design new curriculum when a new idea pops up!

Are after-school programs NC Essential Standard-aligned?

AMOS After-school programming is based on NC Essential Science standard aligned STEM career focused activities

How long or how often to programs run?

Scheduling is flexible but most programming is run on a 10-15 week schedule. Each session runs for an hour. Programming coincides with the Buncombe County Schools and Asheville City Schools calendar and excludes holidays and early release days.

What age ranges does AMOS serve with its after-school programming?

AMOS proudly serves preschool to 8th grade.

Who runs the programming?

AMOS has an experienced education team that works together to provide after-school programming. AMOS educators allow site staff to focus on classroom management while AMOS educators facilitate each lesson and supply all of the necessary materials.

How much would it cost to provide my students with after-school programming?

The cost per session is $100 which includes supplies and educator time.

Who does AMOS currently serve with after-school programming?

YMCA of Western North Carolina (BCS)

In Real Life (ACS)

Claxton Afterschool Arts (ACS)

Christine W. Avery Learning Center (ACS)

Rainbow Community School

AMOS would love to bring our engaging after-school program out to your school or organization! Send us an email to edu@ashevillescience.org for more information. We look forward to hearing how we can work together to further STEM education in WNC.