After School Education

Northside School District’s After School Program(s) offer opportunities for children to access academic enrichment, social, and recreational experiences in an environment that is safe and supervised.  It is run by the Northside's Community Education Department.  This department aligns itself with The Texas Education Agency’s expectations, as well as NISD’s high standards of all staff, and maintains the rigor and expectations of our students throughout their day.

Enrichment activities are guided by Problem Based Learning principles.  Lessons adhere to the same standards teachers use, The Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS).  Students experience these skills through hands-on, interactive, and multi-sensory activities.  Thus, activities facilitate: problem-solving, creativity, intellectual curiosity, and flexibility.  Curriculum topics include: Science, Math, Language Arts, Social Studies, College/ Workforce, and a special emphasis is placed on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math).  STEM activities also include statistics and data-driven decision  making, differentiated for each grade level.

There are also monthly events to provide engaging learning experiences as a  family unit, and offer information for parents in a variety of topics such as communication, parenting, and nutrition.

Top 5 Reasons to participate in Learning Tree After-School Care

1. Fun learning

2. Enrichment

3. Direct supervision

4. Community partners and resources

5. Northside excellence

Learning Tree Summer Camp 2022

Camp Dates/Schedule

June 6th - August 5th 

7:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Weekly Tuition

$185 weekly per child

*Camp will be closed on Monday, July 4th

Tuition for the week of July 4th will be $148 per child

Learning Tree Summer Camps will be offered at:

  • Beard Elementary, 8725 Sonoma Pkwy, 78023

  • Cole Elementary, 13185 Tillman Ridge, 78253

  • Driggers Elementary, 6901 Shadow Mist, 78238

  • Tomlinson Elementary, 9748 Swayback Ranch, 78254

  • Wanke Elementary, 10419 Old Prue Road, 78249


Pre-K through 8th grade students welcomed.

(Must enroll based on 2021-2022 grade level)


Grade Levels

Grade levels will be combined based on staff availability. 


  • *ECC, *Pre-K, and Kinder
  • First and Second Grade
  • Second and Third Grade
  • Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Seventh, and Eighth

*ECC and Pre-K students must bring a mat for taking naps.



Live Online Registration begins on Tuesday, April 19th

To register, please click on our registration link below:

LT Summer Camp Registration (Kids Care Center System)

(Link will not be live until Tuesday April 19th at 12:01 am)

  • Tuition is due the Monday two weeks prior to the week of enrollment.
  • Discounts may be available to existing Learning Tree/Club LT clients.
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Snack must be provided by the parent each day. (Microwaves will not be available for use)


For more information, please contact our office at 210-397-8108.

Registration, Fee and Payment Information

Registration for 2022-2023 School Year:

Are you seeking on-site after school care for the 2022-2023 school year? Be sure to register for the Learning Tree After-school Enrichment Program beginning June 1, 2022.

After school care is available at all Northside ISD elementary and middle schools. Tuition is $255 per month for elementary, plus a $30 non-refundable registration fee per child. The hours of operation are from school release to 6:30 pm. Space is limited.

Reduced tuition is available for families meeting the criteria. Registration for 2022-2023 ends in mid April 2023. For reduced rate inquiries, please contact Carrie Rios at

Northside ISD Learning Tree Tuition Based Sites:

  • Aue Elementary
  • Beard Elementary
  • Behlau Elementary
  • Blattman Elementary
  • Boldt Elementary
  • Boone Elementary
  • Brauchle Elementary
  • Braun Station Elementary
  • Burke Elementary
  • Carlos Coon Elementary
  • Carnahan Elementary
  • Carson Elementary
  • Cody Elementary
  • Cole Elementary
  • Driggers Elementary
  • Ellison Elementary
  • Elrod Elementary
  • Esparza Elementary
  • Evers Elementary
  • Fernandez Elementary
  • Fields Elementary
  • Fisher Elementary
  • Forester Elementary
  • Franklin Elementary
  • Galm Elementary
  • Glass Elementary
  • Glenn Elementary
  • Hatchett Elementary
  • Helotes Elementary
  • Henderson Elementary
  • Hoffman Elementary
  • Howsman Elementary
  • Kallison Elementary
  • Knowlton Elementary
  • Krueger Elementary
  • Kuentz Elementary
  • Langley Elementary
  • Leon Springs Elementary
  • Leon Valley Elementary
  • Lewis Elementary
  • Lieck Elementary
  • Linton Elementary
  • Locke Hill Elementary
  • Los Reyes Elementary
  • McAndrew Elementary
  • Mary Hull Elementary
  • Meadow Village Elementary
  • Michael Elementary
  • Mireles Elementary
  • Monroe May Elementary
  • Mora Elementary
  • Murnin Elementary
  • Myers Elementary
  • Nichols Elementary
  • Northwest Crossing Elementary
  • Oak Hills Terrace Elementary
  • Ott Elementary
  • Raba Elementary
  • Rhodes Elementary
  • Scarborough Elementary
  • Scobee Elementary
  • Steubing Elementary
  • Thornton Elementary
  • Timberwilde Elementary
  • Tomlinson Elementary
  • Valley Hi Elementary
  • Villarreal Elementary
  • Wanke Elementary
  • Ward Elementary
  • Wernli Elementary



Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) funded sites: 

For the 2022-2023 school year, we have 5 elementary sites and 17 middle school sites offering after school enrichment at no cost.  Space is limited at each of these sites and does require an online registration.

To enroll at one of the sites below, please use the Kids Care Center Parent Portal provided above.   

Elementary School (ESSER) funded sites: 

  • Allen Elementary
  • Cable Elementary
  • Passmore Elementary
  • Powell Elementary
  • Westwood Terrace Elementary

Secondary School (ESSER) funded sites: 

  • Bernal Middle School
  • Briscoe Middle School
  • Connally Middle School
  • Folks Middle School
  • Garcia Middle School
  • Hobby Middle School
  • Jefferson Middle School
  • Jordan Middle School
  • Luna Middle School
  • Neff Middle School
  • Pease Middle School
  • Rawlinson Middle School
  • Stevenson Middle School
  • Stinson Middle School
  • Straus Middle School
  • Vale Middle School
  • Zachry Middle School



21st Century Community Learning Centers-Texas Afterschool Centers on Education (ACE):

The Texas ACE is a grant program administered by the Texas Education Agency (TEA) and funded by the U.S. Department of Education’s 21st Century Community Learning Centers program in an effort to help foster student’s academic success by improving attendance, behavior, and academics. Space is limited.

Northside ISD currently has 10 Learning Tree/Club LT sites funded through the Texas Education Agency (TEA) through 2022-2023. The sites are:

  • Adams Hill Elementary
  • Colonies North Elementary
  • Glenoaks Elementary
  • Martin Elementary
  • McDermott Elementary
  • Mead Elementary
  • Anson Jones Middle School
  • Rayburn Middle School
  • Ross Middle School
  • Rudder Middle School

To enroll at a Texas ACE Grant funded site, please click on the Register at Kids Care Center Parent Portal.


Frequently Asked Questions

What is Learning Tree?

The purpose of the Learning Tree program is to offer opportunities for children to access academic, enrichment, social and recreational experiences in an after-school environment that is safe and supervised.

Who can I talk to if I have questions about Learning Tree?

Each campus has its own After School Program Specialist, a professional who oversees all aspects of the program. Tuition-based programs also have Site Leaders (on-site managers.) 

What kinds of things will my child do in Learning Tree?

Learning Tree uses a curriculum written by MindWorks Resources whose diverse teams of experts specialize in language development, literacy, and learning styles in children. The curriculum focuses on hands-on, interactive, educational material that engages students in multi-sensory learning experiences. Curriculum topics include Science, Math, Language Arts, Social Studies, or College/Workforce Readiness. In addition students participate in curriculums covering college and workforce readiness, entrepreneurship, art, and character development.

Who provides my child their afternoon snack and what snacks are provided?

All of our snacks that fall under our regular school day calendar are provided by the NISD Child Nutrition Department.  We make a strong attempt to provide a healthy snack each day. 

Will Learning Tree staff check my child’s homework to ensure it is correct?

While our staff will ensure a quiet period in which to do homework, and will assist if possible, it is each parent's responsibility to ensure homework is completed and correct when the child arrives at home.

Why is it free at my school?

NISD is the current recipient of a Texas Afterschool Centers on Education™ (ACE) grant, administered by the Texas Education Agency (TEA) and funded by the 21st CCLC Program administered by the US Department of Education. The ACE Learning Tree program provides a structured, safe, and supervised place for learning and social interaction. The program connects the after school hours to the school day by expanding learning and enrichment activities that can improve student achievement. The goals also include: to improve attendance, behavior, promotion rates, graduation rates, and preparation for college or the workforce for students of working parents or full-time students.  The grant provides funding so that working parents are not charged for this program.

Why isn't there a free Learning Tree program at all schools?

This is a very competitive grant, and only certain schools qualify, so not all schools in NISD will have a free ACE Learning Tree program. Sites which are not funded by ACE are still called Learning Tree, but these other sites are regular tuition sites or sites that are sponsored by other grants and funding sources.

What documentation is necessary to verify parents are employed or going to school?

For grant funded sites and possible scholarship applicants, we require two months worth of payroll stubs and/or college class schedule that shows the parents name.

Why are there rules about attendance and early/late pickup times at ACE Learning Tree Sites?

ACE Learning Tree is not a daycare or "drop in" program. To make best use of our grant funds, as well as to meet student attendance and data requirements, we ask that parents allow their child to attend the program consistently and for the entire program time. Parents who accumulate 3 early or late pickup or 3 absences per semester, may have their child withdrawn from Learning Tree.

What about times when my child is sick and did not attend school, or my child has an appointment?

A child, who accumulates 3 unexcused absences per semester in ACE Learning Tree, may be withdrawn from the program. Being absent from school is excused, and will be verified with the attendance secretary. 

As a parent, am I expected to participate in the ACE Learning Tree?

Yes! In order to meet additional grant requirements of parent participation, parents must attend our monthly events. These events will be held once each month and cover various series and topics of interest. All parents will be surveyed at various times during the year to determine interest on learning topics. A monthly newsletter will be sent home letting you know about upcoming events.

Is bus transportation available for my child at ACE Learning Tree sites?

Yes, transportation is provided at all grant sites.  
Contact information

For general information about Learning Tree, please call 210-397-8102.

For questions about tuition and payments, please call 210-397-8108.

Our mailing address is:
NISD Learning Tree
c/o Adult & Community Education
6632 Bandera Rd.
San Antonio, TX 78238