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The Zone Academy

TheZone is NOT 'school' after school, but rather hands-on recreation & fun that will enhance school time learning. Students participate daily in Academic Enrichment or Academic Choice offerings including but not limited to: 

  • Radio broadcasting
  • Sports and recreation
  • Video/Filmmaking
  • Field trips
  • Music
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Cooking
  • Community gardening
  • App Development
  • Robotics
  • Computer Coding
two zone students working with technology to create and build

What makes The Zone unique is the foundation of Voice & Choice. The students help form Zone programming. They have a voice in what is offered & they choose their path of learning through surveys. We take THEIR choices & we create an environment where they learn, grow, relax, and have fun at the same time.

All Zone programming is strategically designed for academic & social development. The staff is trained in design & delivery of project-based learning that offers real world, relevant, & engaging problems. Unlike the day school that has time limits, TheZone has the flexibility for students to participate in project-based learning activities that extend into multiple sessions and days. Participating in these project-based activities allows students to learn abilities such as effective decision-making, leadership, & interpersonal skills. Students not only create solutions to "problems" but they ultimately obtain larger goals of positive relationships & critical-thinking skills while building language, math and scientific understanding.

The Zone received a five (5) year community learning grant to do this programming at Wayman Tisdale Fine Arts Academy. The Zone operates from 2:30-5:30 each day after school. For more information, please call 1-888-370-5444!