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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 engineer with LEGO®, paint their next masterpiece, cook like a pro, or get ready for the SAT, ACE classes provide the guidance and tools to get there!

Registration for the Spring session of ACE Online is now closed.

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ACE Online

Extend learning beyond the school day, even from home! ACE Online offers enrichment classes that allow students in grades 1-12 to connect with instructors and classmates in a virtual classroom. Online classes are kept small to provide individualized instruction and a positive online experience for all students. Classes will begin this fall featuring some our most popular ACE program classes from coding to cartooning!

Special thank you to the City of Irvine for their support of the ACE Program. We are committed to ensuring that all students have access to educational enrichment opportunities, no matter where their learning takes place. With the generous support of Google Fiber, we are proud to help close the digital divide by providing additional devices and WiFi hotspot access for students in need. Special thank you to the City of Irvine for their support of the ACE Program.

ACE Online generously supported by:

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”. Applications must be received by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 26 for the spring session.

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ACE Scholarships generously supported by:

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ACE ONLINE - Session Begins Week of April 12

Each class is held once a week, for a total of six meetings. For class descriptions and to register, please visit www.ipsfacademy.org

 

Monday

Classes meet 4/12, 4/19, 4/26, 5/3, 5/10, 5/17

 STEAM and Creativity Virtual Workshop Grades 1-2 2:45pm-4:00pm
 Hip Hop Grades 1-3 2:45pm-3:45pm
 I’m Cooking 4 My Family Grades 1-3 2:45pm-3:45pm
 Intermediate/Advanced Chess Grades 1-3 2:45pm-3:45pm
 Junior Magicians Grades 1-3 2:45pm-3:45pm
 Jurassic Explorers Grades 1-3 2:45pm-3:45pm
 Little Orators Communication Fundamentals Grades 1-3 2:45pm-3:45pm
 GAMEMAKER: Roblox Game Designer Grades 2-5 2:45pm-4:00pm
 MINECRAFT UNIVERSITY: Game Designer Grade 2-5 2:45pm-4:00pm
 Argumentative Writing Grades 3-5 4:00pm-5:00pm
 Creative Writing Level 2 Grades 3-5 4:00pm-5:00pm
 Impromptu Speaking Grades 3-5 4:00pm-5:00pm
 GAMEMAKER: Roblox Adopt Me Game Dev. Grades 3-6 4:15pm-5:30pm

 

Tuesday

Classes meet 4/13, 4/20, 4/27, 5/4, 5/11, 5/18
 Math Challenge Grade 1 2:45pm-3:45pm
 Beginners Chess Grades 1-3 2:45pm-3:45pm
 Broadway Playhouse Grades 1-3 2:45pm-3:45pm
 Drawing Grades 1-3 2:45pm-3:45pm
 Funny Pictures: Cartooning for Kids Grades 1-3 2:45pm-3:45pm
 Learn Writing with Fun Grades 1-3 2:45pm-3:45pm
 Yoga Mindfulness Grades 1-3 2:45pm-3:45pm
 YOUNG EINSTEINS: Mystery Science Gr. 1-3 2:45pm-4:00pm
 Sculpting with Polymer Clay Grades 1-5 2:45pm-3:45pm
 Sculpting with Polymer Clay Grades 1-5 4:00pm-5:00pm
 CODE ACADEMY: Star Wars & Superhero Programming  Grade 2-5 2:45pm-4:00pm
 MINECRAFT UNIVERSITY: Rocketry  Grade 2-5 2:45pm-4:00pm
 Creative Writing Grades 3-5 4:00pm-5:00pm
 GAMEMAKER: Roblox Design & Coding Grades 3-6 4:15pm-5:30pm

 

Wednesday

Classes meet 4/14, 4/21, 4/28, 5/5, 5/12, 5/19
 Little Orators Communication Fundamentals Grades 1-3 2:45pm-3:45pm
 Wow That’s Science Grades 1-3 2:45pm-3:45pm
 YOUNG EINSTEINS: Mystery Science Gr. 1-3 2:45pm-4:00pm
 Beginners Chess Grades 1-3 4:00pm-5:00pm
 Spring Cooking Grades 1-6 2:45pm-3:45pm
 Spring Cooking Grades 1-6 4:00pm-5:00pm
 Beginning Coding Program Grades 2-4 2:45pm-3:45pm
 Beginning Coding Program Grades 2-4 4:00pm-5:00pm
 GAMEMAKER: Roblox Game Designer Grades 2-5 2:45pm-4:00pm
 Humorous Acting! Grades 3-5 4:00pm-5:00pm
 STEAM and Creativity Virtual Workshop Grades 3-5 4:00pm-5:00pm
 MINECRAFT UNIVERSITY: Adventures through Time Grades 3-6 2:45pm-4:00pm
 GAMEMAKER: Roblox Adventure Game Grades 3-6 4:15pm-5:30pm

 

Thursday

Classes meet 4/15, 4/22, 4/29, 5/6, 5/13, 5/20
 STEAM and Creativity Virtual Workshop Grades 1-2 2:45pm-4:00pm
 Beginners Chess Grades 1-3 2:45pm-3:45pm
 Broadway Playhouse Grades 1-3 2:45pm-3:45pm
 I’m Cooking 4 My Family Grades 1-3 2:45pm-3:45pm
 Junior Animators Grades 1-3 2:45pm-3:45pm
 STEM Specialists Grades 1-3 2:45pm-3:45pm
 Website Design Grades 1-3 2:45pm-3:45pm
 YOUNG EINSTEINS: Mystery Science Gr. 1-3 2:45pm-4:00pm
 Math Challenge Grade 2-3 2:45pm-3:45pm
 Billionaires Club Grades 3-5 4:00pm-5:00pm
 Model United Nations for KIDS Level 2 Grades 3-5 4:00pm-5:00pm
 CODE ACADEMY: VEX Virtual Robotics Grades 3-6 2:45pm-4:00pm
 GAMEMAKER: Roblox Adopt Me Game Dev. Grades 3-6 4:15pm-5:30pm
 MINECRAFT UNIVERSITY: Redstone Engineers Grade 3-6 4:15pm-5:30pm

 

Friday

Classes meet 4/16, 4/23, 4/30, 5/7, 5/14, 5/21
 Crazy Carnival Science Grades 1-3 2:45pm-3:45pm
 Intermediate/Advanced Chess Grades 1-3 2:45pm-3:45pm
 Junior Magicians Grades 1-3 2:45pm-3:45pm
 Learn Writing with Fun Grades 1-3 2:45pm-3:45pm
 Little Orators Communication Fundamentals Grades 1-3 2:45pm-3:45pm
 Intermediate/Advanced Chess Grades 1-3 4:00pm-5:00pm
 Junior Magicians Grades 1-3 4:00pm-5:00pm
 Math Challenge Grade 2-3 2:45pm-3:45pm
 Model United Nations for KIDZ Grades 3-5 4:00pm-5:00pm
 GAMEMAKER: Roblox Adventure Game Grades 3-6 4:15pm-5:30pm

Each class is held once a week, for a total of six meetings. For class descriptions and to register, please visit www.ipsfacademy.org

 

Monday

Classes meet 4/12, 4/19, 4/26, 5/3, 5/10, 5/17
 GAMEMAKER: Roblox Game Designer Grades 2-5 2:45pm-4:00pm
 MINECRAFT UNIVERSITY: Game Designer Grade 2-5 2:45pm-4:00pm
 Argumentative Writing Grades 3-5 4:00pm-5:00pm
 Creative Writing Level 2 Grades 3-5 4:00pm-5:00pm
 Impromptu Speaking Grades 3-5 4:00pm-5:00pm
 GAMEMAKER: Roblox Adopt Me Game Dev. Grades 3-6 4:15pm-5:30pm
 Argumentation and Debate Level 2 Grades 4-6 4:00pm-5:00pm
 I’m Cooking 4 My Family Grades 4-6 4:00pm-5:00pm
 Intermediate/Advanced Chess Grades 4-6 4:00pm-5:00pm
 Public Speaking Level 2 Grades 4-6 4:00pm-5:00pm
 Supersonic Sound Lab Grades 4-6 4:00pm-5:00pm
 STEAM STUDIO: YouTube Masters Grade 4-6 4:15pm-5:30pm
 Argumentative Writing Grades 6-8 4:00pm-5:00pm
 Humorous Acting! Grades 6-8 4:00pm-5:00pm
 Middle School MUN Grades 6-8 4:00pm-5:00pm


Tuesday

Classes meet 4/13, 4/20, 4/27, 5/4, 5/11, 5/18
 Sculpting with Polymer Clay Grades 1-5 2:45pm-3:45pm
 Sculpting with Polymer Clay Grades 1-5 4:00pm-5:00pm
 CODE ACADEMY: Star Wars & Superhero Programming  Grade 2-5 2:45pm-4:00pm
 MINECRAFT UNIVERSITY: Rocketry  Grade 2-5 2:45pm-4:00pm
 Creative Writing Grades 3-5 4:00pm-5:00pm
 GAMEMAKER: Roblox Design & Coding Grades 3-6 4:15pm-5:30pm
 Argumentation and Debate Level 1 Grades 4-6 4:00pm-5:00pm
 Argumentation and Debate Level 2 Grades 4-6 4:00pm-5:00pm
 Artist Academy Grades 4-6 4:00pm-5:00pm
 Beginners Chess Grades 4-6 4:00pm-5:00pm
 Funny Pictures: Cartooning for Kids Grades 4-6 4:00pm-5:00pm
 Yoga Mindfulness Grades 4-6 4:00pm-5:00pm
MINECRAFT UNIVERSITY: Modding Masters Grades 4-6 4:15pm-5:30pm
 Entrepreneurship, Economics and Leadership Grades 6-8 4:00pm-5:00pm
 Mock Trial Level 2 Grades 6-8 4:00pm-5:00pm

 

Wednesday

Classes meet 4/14, 4/21, 4/28, 5/5, 5/12, 5/19
 Spring Cooking Grades 1-6 2:45pm-3:45pm
 Spring Cooking Grades 1-6 4:00pm-5:00pm
 Beginning Coding Program Grades 2-4 2:45pm-3:45pm
 Beginning Coding Program Grades 2-4 4:00pm-5:00pm
 GAMEMAKER: Roblox Game Designer Grades 2-5 2:45pm-4:00pm
 Humorous Acting! Grades 3-5 4:00pm-5:00pm
 STEAM and Creativity Virtual Workshop Grades 3-5 4:00pm-5:00pm
 MINECRAFT UNIVERSITY: Adventures through Time Grades 3-6 2:45pm-4:00pm
 GAMEMAKER: Roblox Adventure Game Grades 3-6 4:15pm-5:30pm
 Intermediate/Advanced Chess Grades 4-6 2:45pm-3:45pm
 Math Challenge Grades 4-6 2:45pm-3:45pm
 Strategic Magic: The Science of Magic Grades 4-6 2:45pm-3:45pm
 Acting and Interpretation Level 1 Grades 4-6 4:00pm-5:00pm
 Learn Writing with Fun Grades 4-6 4:00pm-5:00pm
 Public Speaking Level 3 Grades 4-6 4:00pm-5:00pm
 Strategic Magic: Performance Art of Magic Grades 4-6 4:00pm-5:00pm
 CODE ACADEMY: Python Programming Grades 4-6 4:15pm-5:30pm
 Creative Writing Grades 6-8 4:00pm-5:00pm
 Mock Trial Grades 6-8 4:00pm-5:00pm

 

Thursday

Classes meet 4/15, 4/22, 4/29, 5/6, 5/13, 5/20
 Billionaires Club Grades 3-5 4:00pm-5:00pm
 Model United Nations for KIDS Level 2 Grades 3-5 4:00pm-5:00pm
 CODE ACADEMY: VEX Virtual Robotics Grades 3-6 2:45pm-4:00pm
 GAMEMAKER: Roblox Adopt Me Game Dev. Grades 3-6 4:15pm-5:30pm
 MINECRAFT UNIVERSITY: Redstone Engineers Grade 3-6 4:15pm-5:30pm
 Argumentation and Debate Level 3 Grades 4-6 4:00pm-5:00pm
 Beginners Chess Grades 4-6 4:00pm-5:00pm
 Cartooning Grades 4-6 4:00pm-5:00pm
 Computer Animation 4 Kids Grades 4-6 4:00pm-5:00pm
 Forensic Science Grades 4-6 4:00pm-5:00pm
 I’m Cooking 4 My Family Grades 4-6 4:00pm-5:00pm
 Public Speaking Level 3 Grades 4-6 4:00pm-5:00pm
 Creative Writing Level 2 Grades 6-8 4:00pm-5:00pm

 

Friday

Classes meet 4/16, 4/23, 4/30, 5/7, 5/14, 5/21
 Model United Nations for KIDZ Grades 3-5 4:00pm-5:00pm
 GAMEMAKER: Roblox Adventure Game Grades 3-6 4:15pm-5:30pm
 GAMEMAKER: Nintendo Edition with Take-Home Arduino Handheld Grades 4-6 2:45pm-4:00pm
 Argumentation and Debate Level 1 Grades 4-6 4:00pm-5:00pm
 Argumentation and Debate Level 4 Grades 4-6 4:00pm-5:00pm
 Math Challenge Grades 4-6 4:00pm-5:00pm
 Public Speaking Level 1 Grades 4-6 4:00pm-5:00pm
 MINECRAFT UNIVERSITY: Python Modding Grade 4-6 4:15pm-5:30pm
 STEAM STUDIO: YouTube Masters Grade 4-6 4:15pm-5:30pm
 Entrepreneurship, Economics and Leadership Grades 6-8 4:00pm-5:00pm
 Impromptu Speaking Grades 6-8 4:00pm-5:00pm
 Middle School Level 2 MUN Grades 6-8 4:00pm-5:00pm
Each class is held once a week, for a total of six meetings. For class descriptions and to register, please visit www.ipsfacademy.org

 

Monday

Classes meet 4/12, 4/19, 4/26, 5/3, 5/10, 5/17

 Argumentative Writing Grades 6-8 4:00pm-5:00pm
 Humorous Acting! Grades 6-8 4:00pm-5:00pm
 Middle School MUN Grades 6-8 4:00pm-5:00pm
 CODE ACADEMY: Java Programming Grade 7-8 4:15pm-5:30pm

 

Tuesday

Classes meet 4/13, 4/20, 4/27, 5/4, 5/11, 5/18
 Entrepreneurship, Economics and Leadership Grades 6-8 4:00pm-5:00pm
 Mock Trial Level 2 Grades 6-8 4:00pm-5:00pm
 Film Appreciation Grades 7-8 3:00pm-4:00pm
 Oratory Competition Grades 7-8 3:45pm-5:00pm
 GAMEMAKER: 3D Game Dev & Programming with Unity Grades 7-8 4:15pm-5:30pm


Wednesday

Classes meet 4/14, 4/21, 4/28, 5/5, 5/12, 5/19
 Creative Writing Grades 6-8 4:00pm-5:00pm
 Mock Trial Grades 6-8 4:00pm-5:00pm
 Memory Snapshot: Creative Writing Grades 7-8 3:00pm-4:00pm
 CODE ACADEMY: Advanced Python Programming Grades 7-8 4:15pm-5:30pm

 

Thursday

Classes meet 4/15, 4/22, 4/29, 5/6, 5/13, 5/20
 Creative Writing Level 2 Grades 6-8 4:00pm-5:00pm
 Bloom Social-Emotional Learning for Girls Grades 7-8 3:00pm-4:00pm
 Argumentation and Debate Competition Grades 7-8 3:45pm-5:00pm
 CODE ACADEMY: Intro to Web Development Grades 7-8 4:15pm-5:30pm

 

Friday

Classes meet 4/16, 4/23, 4/30, 5/7, 5/14, 5/21
 Entrepreneurship, Economics and Leadership Grades 6-8 4:00pm-5:00pm
 Impromptu Speaking Grades 6-8 4:00pm-5:00pm
 Middle School Level 2 MUN Grades 6-8 4:00pm-5:00pm

High School Session: April 6 – June 3

Each class is held three times per week, for a total of 27 meetings. For class descriptions and to register, please visit www.ipsfacademy.org

Tue, Wed, Thu  ACT Prep Grades 9-12 3:45pm-5:45pm
Tue, Wed, Thu  SAT Prep Grades 9-12 3:45pm-5:45pm

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How do I create an account, log in and register?

  1. Log in or create an account by selecting “CREATE AN ACCOUNT” located in the top right corner of the page. For existing users, the email address used to create the account is your login.
  2. Update your student’s profile information. Don’t forget to update your student’s grade level to ensure that the appropriate classes display.
  3. Once registration is open, select ACE Afterschool Classroom Enrichment, Spring 2021 session, and ACE Online to see a list of available classes.
  4. Click “Add to Cart” to select a class and proceed to payment page.
  5. You will receive a confirmation email once payment has been processed.
If you have any trouble logging in or updating your student’s profile, please email ipsfacademy@ipsf.net or call 949.812.7225 for assistance. Please do not create a new parent or student profile if you have used this system to register in the past.

Are ACE Online classes open to all students?

ACE Online classes are open to students from any school district. All academic models are eligible for online classes.

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”. Applications for any session must be received by 5:00 p.m. om March 26 for the winter session.


Scholarship Application

ACE Scholarships generously supported by:

Are internet access or devices provided?

IPSF is committed to making afterschool programs available to all students. If you child does not have access to internet service and/or a device to participate in classes, please contact us at ipsfacademy@ipsf.net for assistance.

Can my child participate in virtual ACE classes from their child care program?

Please confirm with your child care provider both of the following before enrolling your child in an ACE class:

1) Your child will have the equipment and connectivity necessary to be able to access the virtual class at the child care location and;

2) The child care program would allow your child to participate in the class while attending the child care program.

Due to current State Licensing requirements for the prevention of COVID, which includes small groups of children and caregivers that remain stable each day (and throughout the week to the greatest extent possible) your child will not be able to participate in ACE classes while attending an Irvine Child Care Project program. All ICCP programs are located on an Irvine Unified School District elementary campus and operated by Child Development Incorporated, Creekers’ Club, Dolphin Club, Kids Club or Rainbow Rising.

What system requirements are necessary to take an online class with IPSF?

Please ensure these requirements can be met prior to enrollment. Refunds will not be granted for inability to meet system requirements. ACE Online classes are conducted online, live using Zoom video conferencing or Google Classroom.

Specific classes have additional hardware and software system requirements. Any additional requirements will be noted in the class description.

Minimum system requirements

Internet Connectivity        DSL or Cable internet service

1.5Mbps download/upload speed (per user)

Hardware                             Computer, laptop, or tablet

Monitor/display, keyboard, mouse, speaker, microphone, webcam, and printer. Headphones with a microphone are encouraged

Software                              Internet browser with current updates applied

Specific classes have additional hardware and software system requirements. Any additional requirements will be noted in the class description.

Are classes live or prerecorded?

All classes are live during scheduled class hours.

Will materials be provided? If not, what materials will I need?

  • Some classes will either have materials provided for pickup or a list of supplies you must provide.
  • Any materials requirements will be noted in the class description.
  • Materials not provided will be minimal and oftentimes can already be found in your home. Some classes will have worksheets or documents to be printed at home and will be communicated by the teacher.
  • Classes with provided materials will be noted in the class description and distributed from the IPSF office the week before classes begin. Pickup instructions will be emailed after enrollment.

What if I have technical issues?

Your student’s teacher should be able to troubleshoot common technical issues. Limited support is also available.

How will IPSF ensure cyber security?

Access to live classes will only be given to enrolled students and will be actively monitored by teachers.

Will you be offering any in-person classes this winter?

Currently, due to COVID-19 all ACE classes are offered online only. In-person classes will be available at a limited number of school sites when possible. Please note that only students enrolled in the school where an in-person ACE class is offered may register. 

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