Afterschool Classroom Enrichment (ACE)
Looking for activities to keep your child engaged and learning while having fun after the school day? IPSF’s ACE program is offered in cooperation with the Irvine Unified School District to provide opportunities for students to pursue their passions and discover new interests through hands-on learning. Whether your child wants to be a scientist, engineer, chef, or artist, ACE classes provide the guidance and tools to get there!
IPSF’s ACE program is excited to be offering engaging new enrichment classes right after school on campus at select schools for a nominal fee. Support from generous corporate funders including Google.org helps to offset afterschool class fees, making enrichment accessible to as many students as possible.
Classes will be kept small to ensure optimal engagement and safety for all students. See site-specific information below for registration and session dates.
Winter 2023-24 Locations
Registration for the Winter session is open now through January 9.
Please note, students may only register for ACE classes at their home school. Classes are not available at all school sites. If you are interested in starting an ACE program at your school, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Financial support is available to families demonstrating financial need. The scholarship form with more information on requirements and how to apply can be found below.
Important Documents and Frequently Asked Questions
How do I create an account, sign in, and enroll?
To continue to improve the user experience for our families, we are excited to share that IPSF has launched a new online enrollment system. For a tour of all the new features, check out our Quick Start Guide. We encourage you to take a moment to complete these three easy steps to ensure that you are ready to register when classes open:
- Create Account or Sign In to our new online enrollment system
- Manage Students to add a student to your profile (required for registration)
- Browse and click orange Add Class button to enroll in eligible classes.
Note: If Add Class button is gray, you cannot add the class because either enrollment is not yet open, you are not signed in, or you don’t have an eligible student added to your account. Your child is only eligible for ACE classes at their home school.
All users will need to create a parent/guardian account and student profile, even if you have taken classes with us in the past. Data from any accounts on our old system (prior to April 1, 2022) has not been carried over.
Are ACE classes open to all students?
Do you offer scholarships?
Financial support is available to families demonstrating financial need. The scholarship form with more information on requirements and how to apply can be found under “Important Documents”.
ACE Scholarships generously supported by:
How long and what time are the ACE classes?
All classes offered will run for 1 hour (60 minutes) afterschool unless otherwise noted. ACE classes will begin 5-10 minutes after their specific grade dismissal time.
What is the capacity of your classes?
ACE class capacities depend on grade level and class subject, they can vary from 12-16 students per class.
What are the behavior expectations of students in the program?
In order to maintain a safe, fun, and enriching environment, all students, parents/guardians, and IPSF staff are expected to behave in a respectful manner that promotes the safety and well-being of themselves and others. Inappropriate behavior includes, but is not limited to: foul language, hurting, teasing, threatening, tattling, name-calling, discussing mature subject matter, negative attitude, back talking to staff, not cooperating or participating, not listening or following directions, fighting, littering, stealing, and being in possession of weapons, alcohol, and/or drugs.
In cases when this is not followed, the child (or children) may be removed from the program and will not be entitled to a class refund of any kind.
Do you provide childcare after your program?
No, but all of our locations have a separate, fee-based on-site childcare center open to IUSD students. Please contact them directly to inquire about availability and arrange care after our program.
My student is enrolled in the childcare program after school. Does my student go to the childcare center before the ACE classes?
If your student is enrolled after school in the onsite childcare program please have your student meet at the centralized meeting location for the ACE classes instead of going directly to the childcare center. IPSF works directly with the onsite childcare centers to notify them of any students enrolled in ACE classes. Once your students’ ACE class has finished an IPSF volunteer coordinator or monitor will walk the students enrolled in the childcare program to the center.