Magellan offers a variety of after school enrichment courses and arts programs that complement instruction given during the school day.
Please note that some of the courses have fees associated with them.
Immersive and engaging art classes hosted by Paint Paper Paste. In each session, students will work on a cumulative project, exploring new skills along the way. Students will learn a multitude of techniques and experiment with all types of art media. These classes are great for any artistic abilities and all grade levels. Classes meet Tuesdays and Thursdays 2:35-3:40. Click here to see a full schedule of classes and to register.
Magellan’s Chess Club/Team is for all levels beginner to advanced and open to all grades 3rd-8th. The club prepares students for participation in competitive chess at the local, county and state tournaments. While participation in these tournaments in not required, it is strongly encouraged! Coach Hilbert will teach students everything from basics, strategy, openings, and endgames in accordance with their level. Participation fee is $180. For more information, contact Daniel Hilbert at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Musical Theatre and Drama
Students will experience the magic of Broadway through song, movement, and scene work. Emphasis is on developing proper vocal techniques and dance skills, exploring character development, increasing memorization skills, and building self confidence. Students will also take a look behind the scenes to see what it takes to bring a production to life on stage. A great class for students interested in taking part in the spring musical! Cost for fall is $250 and classes meet Wednesdays 2:35-3:45. For more information contact Tatiana Guy at email@example.com.
Odyssey of the Mind
A team-based program that teaches students how to develop and use their natural creativity to become problem-solvers. Participants combine this learning with their interests and passions to solve unique open-ended problems, which can range from writing and acting out an original performance to designing a balsa wood structure that can withstand weights placed on it. OM also emphasizes teamwork, budgeting, time management, public speaking, and so much more. Magellan’s OM program is open to students in grades 3 – 8 and runs September through March. Teams typically meet 1-2 times a week after school or on the weekends. Participation fee is $150 and registration will open later this fall. Click here to be added to the interest list. More information about Odyssey of the Mind can be found at: https://www.odysseyofthemind.
Magellan Robotics hosts beginner and advanced robotic teams that compete in the FIRST LEGO League Challenge. FIRST LEGO League is a team-based challenge that teaches robotic design, programming and scientific research. Each season the team builds and programs a self-guided Lego Mindstorms robot; creates, researches and presents an innovative solution to a real-world problem; and learns and demonstrates core values and team work. Robotics is open to students in 4th – 8th grade and the season runs from August – December (or later for teams advancing to tournaments). Participation fee is $300. The robotics summer camp is a prerequisite for participating on the team, and is open for rising 4th graders. To learn more, please visit MagellanScience.org.
STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math)
Students will use the Engineering Design Process (EDP) to help solve hands-on problems while making real-world connections, integrating grade level standards, using 21st-century skills and learning a financial budget. Students will create blueprints and prototypes while building their self-confidence and using a growth mindset to achieve their goals. The registration form provides more detailed information. The STEAM Labs afterschool program is full for the fall semester and will open again in the spring. If you have any questions please email Meghan Sollars at firstname.lastname@example.org.