Demand excellence from your kid's after-school program!

Our innovative after school program is designed to give students the opportunity to explore various STEM and Arts content areas. The daily power-hour of learning fosters curiosity and iterative learning. Our goal is to help our students explore their potential and make them better critical thinkers.

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"The best after-school programs understand that schools alone can’t prepare our children for success and work closely with schools and teachers to produce activities that enhance and complement, but do not replicate, the school day."
After-school Alliance
Starting this school year, we have limited the after-school student intake to 40 students only. Priority will be given to our current students. We currently have 7 spots left. Register now!

FAQs


We have compiled a list of frequently asked questions about our after-school program below.

After-School Program

Music (Piano lessons that’s included in the tuition, Art (New Media Art, Painting, Film Making, Pixel Art, etc.), Technology (Robotics, Programming, 3D-Printing, Skype-A-Scientist, etc.), and inside/outside play (team building activities, board games, Minecraft Education, Keva Planks, Legos, Role play, etc.)

Yes, we do pickup from middles schools (Blue Ridge MS and Harmony MS) have programs for middle school students that’s coupled with enrichment programs: Math and Reading+Writing). If the student chooses to be part of the regular after-school, we can accommodate that as well.

Every child is unique and gifted. We try our best to tailor to student needs whether it’s addressing areas of weakness or embracing areas of strength.

The low teacher to student ratio facilitates us to pay invidual attention. Though it is not one-on-one instruction, we try our best to go around and help. You can always sign-up for our Reading+ Writing or Math enrichment options that can help your child if he or she needs further help.

We are not huge advocates of testing. That said, we are also realists and understand that students eventually need to take a scholastic test or two when applying for college. We have partnered with ACT Aspire and once every year, most of our 3rd grade and above students take a series of 5 tests viz. Reading, Writing, Science, Math and English. The college readiness index from the results give the students, parents and our teachers an insight into strengths and weaknesses so that we can address them accordingly. This helps them prepares them for the actual ACT test that they take in their high school years.

Elementary School:
$100 (4 weeks) – Math or Reading+Writing
$175 (4 weeks) – Math & Reading+Writing

Program runs from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Students are welcome to stay at Nextide until 6 pm with full access to the computer lab to continue working or to do homework.
If you need pickup from school at 2:35 pm, it will be considered as after-school care and regular after-school rates will apply. Please consider the 1 or 2 day after-school option + Enrichment upgrade.

Middle School:
$100 (4 weeks) – Math or Reading+Writing
$175 (4 weeks) – Math & Reading+Writing

Program runs from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Students are welcome to stay at Nextide until 6 pm with full access to the computer lab to continue working or do your homework.  If you need pickup from your child’s middle school at 3:35 pm, it will be considered as after-school care and regular after-school rates will apply. Please consider the 1 or 2 day after-school option + Enrichment upgrade.

We take pride in saying that we are one of the most flexible programs. We are huge advocates of our students getting exposed to many activities. If we do not offer those activities, by keeping our program and number of days flexible, we encourage them to enroll through outside providers . There are many of our students who either play a sport or do an outside activity while attending Nextide Academy.

Please click on the “Register Online” button at the top of this page to reserve a spot. We will use the email address give to send you the registration forms. Since we are a licensed facility, we are mandated to collect and maintain student records as guided by VDSS.

We use an app called BrightWheel and we use it for tracking attendance, check-in/check-out, medication administration, learning, incidents, pictures/videos, announcements, etc. Parents can download the app on their smart phones to start receiving push notifications.

We have nice playground and as long as it’s not too hot or cold, we get at least 30-45 minutes of outside play.

Our program strives at being a well-rounded program. We have extended the Finnish Early Childhood Education and Care model into our after-school. Through our activities we cover the following areas: Rich world of languages, Diverse forms of expression, Me and our community, Exploring and interacting with my environment, and I grow, move and develop

Students arrive at around 2:55 pm every day (Middle Schoolers at 3:45 pm). We let our students unwind from a long day at school as they socialize while having a snack. Followed by 30 minutes of home work time, 45 minutes of power hour of learning / Project Based Learning, 30 minutes of outside play (depending on the weather), 30 minutes of Education City and then end the day with free play (or any of the station based activity of choice). We have other programs that rotate throughout the week/month depending on the activity. Examples of activities: 15 minutes of one-on-one music instruction on Mon or Tue, Skype-A-Scientist once every month, Technology (Robotics/TinkerCad), Art (Pixel Art, Decoupage, Film making, Painting/Sketching)

Our teacher to student ratios are one of the best for any after-school in the county. We not exceed more than 10-12 students per teacher and under 10 on most occasions.

We have designed our after-school based on the Early Childhood Education & Care model from Finland giving an opportunity for every student to explore multiple areas from arts to academics to technology. Students will have an opportunity to pick their stations as they develop skills and also an affinity towards that area.

We are an accredited online school first. All our after-school students are enrolled into our K-5 online curriculum. We use the same to either help them improve in struggling areas or to add depth to their areas of strength.

After-School Program

Music (Piano lessons that’s included in the tuition, Art (New Media Art, Painting, Film Making, Pixel Art, etc.), Technology (Robotics, Programming, 3D-Printing, Skype-A-Scientist, etc.), and inside/outside play (team building activities, board games, Minecraft Education, Keva Planks, Legos, Role play, etc.)

Yes, we do pickup from middles schools (Blue Ridge MS and Harmony MS) have programs for middle school students that’s coupled with enrichment programs: Math and Reading+Writing). If the student chooses to be part of the regular after-school, we can accommodate that as well.

Every child is unique and gifted. We try our best to tailor to student needs whether it’s addressing areas of weakness or embracing areas of strength.

The low teacher to student ratio facilitates us to pay invidual attention. Though it is not one-on-one instruction, we try our best to go around and help. You can always sign-up for our Reading+ Writing or Math enrichment options that can help your child if he or she needs further help.

We are not huge advocates of testing. That said, we are also realists and understand that students eventually need to take a scholastic test or two when applying for college. We have partnered with ACT Aspire and once every year, most of our 3rd grade and above students take a series of 5 tests viz. Reading, Writing, Science, Math and English. The college readiness index from the results give the students, parents and our teachers an insight into strengths and weaknesses so that we can address them accordingly. This helps them prepares them for the actual ACT test that they take in their high school years.

Elementary School:
$100 (4 weeks) – Math or Reading+Writing
$175 (4 weeks) – Math & Reading+Writing

Program runs from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Students are welcome to stay at Nextide until 6 pm with full access to the computer lab to continue working or to do homework.
If you need pickup from school at 2:35 pm, it will be considered as after-school care and regular after-school rates will apply. Please consider the 1 or 2 day after-school option + Enrichment upgrade.

Middle School:
$100 (4 weeks) – Math or Reading+Writing
$175 (4 weeks) – Math & Reading+Writing

Program runs from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Students are welcome to stay at Nextide until 6 pm with full access to the computer lab to continue working or do your homework.  If you need pickup from your child’s middle school at 3:35 pm, it will be considered as after-school care and regular after-school rates will apply. Please consider the 1 or 2 day after-school option + Enrichment upgrade.

We take pride in saying that we are one of the most flexible programs. We are huge advocates of our students getting exposed to many activities. If we do not offer those activities, by keeping our program and number of days flexible, we encourage them to enroll through outside providers . There are many of our students who either play a sport or do an outside activity while attending Nextide Academy.

Please click on the “Register Online” button at the top of this page to reserve a spot. We will use the email address give to send you the registration forms. Since we are a licensed facility, we are mandated to collect and maintain student records as guided by VDSS.

We use an app called BrightWheel and we use it for tracking attendance, check-in/check-out, medication administration, learning, incidents, pictures/videos, announcements, etc. Parents can download the app on their smart phones to start receiving push notifications.

We have nice playground and as long as it’s not too hot or cold, we get at least 30-45 minutes of outside play.

Our program strives at being a well-rounded program. We have extended the Finnish Early Childhood Education and Care model into our after-school. Through our activities we cover the following areas: Rich world of languages, Diverse forms of expression, Me and our community, Exploring and interacting with my environment, and I grow, move and develop

Students arrive at around 2:55 pm every day (Middle Schoolers at 3:45 pm). We let our students unwind from a long day at school as they socialize while having a snack. Followed by 30 minutes of home work time, 45 minutes of power hour of learning / Project Based Learning, 30 minutes of outside play (depending on the weather), 30 minutes of Education City and then end the day with free play (or any of the station based activity of choice). We have other programs that rotate throughout the week/month depending on the activity. Examples of activities: 15 minutes of one-on-one music instruction on Mon or Tue, Skype-A-Scientist once every month, Technology (Robotics/TinkerCad), Art (Pixel Art, Decoupage, Film making, Painting/Sketching)

Our teacher to student ratios are one of the best for any after-school in the county. We not exceed more than 10-12 students per teacher and under 10 on most occasions.

We have designed our after-school based on the Early Childhood Education & Care model from Finland giving an opportunity for every student to explore multiple areas from arts to academics to technology. Students will have an opportunity to pick their stations as they develop skills and also an affinity towards that area.

We are an accredited online school first. All our after-school students are enrolled into our K-5 online curriculum. We use the same to either help them improve in struggling areas or to add depth to their areas of strength.

Why STEM?

Nearly 80% of future careers will require awareness of and facility with STEM
Only 43% of graduating seniors are ready for college math and 27% are ready for college science
Just 32% of U.S. college undergraduates are graduating with a bachelor’s degree in science or engineering
  • STEM Curriculum

    STEM Curriculum with serious substance sparks kids’ imaginationPassionate, Dynamic Staff provide campers with a steady stream of knowledge and inspiration.

  • Innovation & Entrepreneurship

    Our Innovation & Entrepreneurship approach teaches kids to embrace challenges, learn from mistakes, solve problems and create without fear.

  • Creativity & Critical Thinking

    In our conducive environment, kids will love making their wildest ideas come to life.

  • Flexible Scheduling

    Pick your days based on your schedule and needs.

Reach Your Potential

Every day experience from our program is an integral part of the educational experience, providing opportunities for students to explore new areas, develop their talents and become acquainted with our educational ecosystem. We listened to the needs of our primary stakeholders,parents and students, and have designed our after-school program with the flexibility to tailor the same for each of our students.
Our sample of Power-Hour Programs include but not limited to:

  • 3D Printing
  • Creative Writing
  • Debate
  • Decoupage
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Experimental Science
  • Fun Electronics
  • Film Making
  • New Media Art
  • Math Masters
  • Product Design
  • Public Speaking
  • Robotics.

Once our students get an introduction of these activities and find an increased interest level in a specific activity, students are given the opportunity to add depth by enrolling in the enrichment programs that we offer.

Science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) literacy and skills are vital to the professional success of our children and the economic health of our nation. STEM learning during the school day is necessary but not sufficient for life-long STEM literacy. Make every hour count!
Schedule an appointment to learn about our scholarship programs and current promotions!
Transportation is provided from all local elementary and middle schools and is included in the tuition

Tuition


Freedom of scheduling with no long term contracts

*In order to level the playing field for students with the ability, drive and passion, Nextide Academy offers merit and financial need-based scholarships. Please schedule an appointment to discuss.

Grades 1 – 5



4 days / week

$105

Per Week

3 days / week

$90

Per Week

2 days / week

$65

Per Week

1 day / week

$35

Per Week

Grades 6 & above



4 days / week

$85

Per Week

3 days / week

$75

Per Week

2 days / week

$60

Per Week

1 day / week

$30

Per Week