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
3. Direct supervision
4. Community partners and resources
5. Northside excellence
Registration, Fee and Payment Information
Registration for 2021-2022 School Year:
Is your child coming back to in-person learning for the 2021-2022 school year? Need after school care? Be sure to register for the Learning Tree After-school Enrichment Program beginning June 1, 2021 .
Parents and families with children returning to in-person instruction can register for Learning Tree by clicking on the Kids Care Center Parent Portal listed below. Tuition is $250 a month for elementary and $175 for middle school students. There is a $30 non refundable registration fee per child. Space is limited. The hours of operation are from school release to 6:30 pm. Reduced tuition available for families meeting the criteria. Registration for the 2021-2022 ends in mid April 2022. For reduced rate inquiries, please contact Carrie Rios at firstname.lastname@example.org.
21st Century Community Learning Centers-Texas After School 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.
Northside ISD currently has 10 Learning Tree/Club LT sites funded through the Texas Education Agency (TEA) through 2021-2022. The sites are:
- Adams Hill Elementary
- Colonies North Elementary
- Jones Middle School
- Glenoaks Elementary
- Martin Elementary
- McDermott Elementary
- Mead Elementary
- Rayburn Middle School
- Ross Middle School
- Rudder Middle School
Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) funded sites:
- Allen Elementary
- Cable Elementary
- Passmore Elementary
- Powell Elementary
- Westwood Terrace Elementary
Northside ISD Learning Tree Tuition Based Sites:
- Bernal MS
- Braun Station
- Briscoe MS
- Carlos Coon
- Connally MS
- Folks MS
- Garcia MS
- Hobby MS
- Jefferson MS
- Jordan MS
- Leon Springs
- Leon Valley
- Locke Hill
- Los Reyes
- Luna MS
- Mary Hull
- Meadow Village
- Monroe May
- Neff MS
- Northwest Crossing
- Oak Hills Terrace
- Pease MS
- Rawlinson MS
- Stevenson MS
- Stinson MS
- Straus MS
- Vale MS
- Valley Hi
- Zachry MS
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Learning Tree?
Who can I talk to if I have questions about Learning Tree?
What kinds of things will my child do in Learning Tree?
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?
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?
What documentation is necessary to verify parents are employed or going to school?
Why are there rules about attendance and early/late pickup times at ACE Learning Tree Sites?
What about times when my child is sick and did not attend school, or my child has an appointment?
As a parent, am I expected to participate in the ACE Learning Tree?
Is bus transportation available for my child at ACE Learning Tree sites?
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