Voyager AfterSchool Program
The Voyager AfterSchool Program takes place between 2:30-6 p.m. on school days and is based in the Multipurpose Room or Cafe. Enrollment is by the month only, not day-to-day. Children may attend fewer days, but the full amount published for each month must be paid. There is no adjustment made for attending fewer days. Fees vary each month depending on how many days school is scheduled for that month. The Fee Schedule is posted on this page under Voyager Downloads. The fees charged pay for the entire program, and no district funds are involved.
This program differs from other after school programs because a portion of each session is devoted to activities based on Voyager instructor-created, learning curriculum. The activities are all discovery-based, covering the major curriculum areas and are designed to increase basic knowledge and promote thinking skills. Strong emphasis is also placed on completion of daily homework assignments under the supervision of the Voyager instructors. Students will be expected to follow the rules established by the school and Voyager.
2:20-4 p.m. - Transition Time, Snack (brought from home), Homework, Recess
4-5 p.m. - Voyager Curriculum
5-6 p.m. - Parent Pick-Up, Completion of Voyager Activities, Homework, Recess
Schedule will vary from school to school. Parents may pick up their children at any time they desire.
The Voyager AfterSchool Program was piloted, and has been in operation, at Normandy Elementary since the beginning of the 1997-98 school year. Because of the success of the pilot program, expansion began in other Centerville Schools in 2000-01 with the addition of Stingley Elementary. In 2004-05 John Hole Elementary and Driscoll Elementary started the program. With the beginning of the 2007-08 school year, the other two remaining elementary schools, Cline and Weller, and the two primary buildings, Primary Village North and Primary Village South, began their Voyager Programs.