The After School and YMCA Programs at Magellan operate independently of The Magellan Charter School.  The classes and YMCA program are designed to offer after school childcare and complement instruction given during the school day. They offer a selection of enrichment and arts programs to Magellan students at a moderate cost.

Tennis Classes
Tennis Time is back!  Fall Classes for Grades 3 – 5 will meet Tuesdays, September 5th – October 24th.  Coaches provide all equipment and students will learn forehands, backhands, serves, tennis coordination, footwork, and so much more!  Cost of the class is $149 for the 8 weeks.  Students should wear sneakers and bring a water bottle. Click for registration information. Contact ttcoachrobin@gmail.com.

Art
A fun processed based art class for artists of all levels and abilities.  Learn about and explore new and familiar materials and techniques such as painting, drawing, collage, plaster, clay, and more!  Art Club is led by Magellan parent and art instructor, Cyndi Harris.  First six week session is for 4th-5th graders and runs Sept. 7-Oct. 12; Second six week session is for 6th-8th graders and runs Oct. 26-Dec. 14 (excludes 11/2 and 11/23).  Cost is $120 per session.  Space is limited. Meeting day and time is TBD. For more information, please email Cyndi Harris at cyndiaharris@gmail.com  

Chess Mates
Fall 2023: Magellan’s after-school Chess Club/Team is for all levels (from beginner to advanced players) and open to all grades (3rd through 8th). Monday meetings 2:35-3:30pm (Monday September 11th- December 11th).  Cost $190. Coach Hilbert teaches students everything from basics, strategy, openings, and endgames in accordance with each student’s level. The team attends chess tournaments, and hosts a county tournament at Magellan.  Attendance at tournaments is encouraged, but is not mandatory. Space is limited.  For more information on Chess Mates, please feel free to contact Daniel Hilbert at daniel.hilbert@yahoo.com.

Musical Theatre and Drama
Come spend an exciting year under the sea as we present The Little Mermaid!  Students will experience the Magic of Broadway as we bring the story of Ariel to life on stage.  Emphasis will be on exploring character development, learning proper vocal techniques, honing dance skills, and building self confidence.  This is a year long class.  Open to all grades.  Class meets on Wednesdays 2:35-3:45. Click here for pricing and more info.  To register, click here.  For questions contact Tatiana Guy at tguy253@gmail.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 register or to be added to the interest list.  More information about Odyssey of the Mind can be found at: https://www.odysseyofthemind.com.

Robotics Team
Magellan Robotics hosts beginner and advanced robotic teams that compete in the FIRST LEGO League ChallengeFIRST 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.  Click here to register or to request more information on participation. Magellan holds a robotics summer camp that is typically a prerequisite for participating on the team, and is open for rising 4th graders. More details about the camp can be found here.

Science Olympiad
Science Olympiad is a fun and competitive program where students can learn areas of STEM and apply what they learn at competitions. This program shows the importance of STEM, encourages young scientists to explore their interests, and is a good way to compete against other schools in the Triangle area and beyond.  Offered to all grades.  Click here to learn more about Science Olympiad. For questions, email mcsscienceolympiad@gmail.com.

Interested in offering an after school class? Please complete the proposal forms for instructors below: