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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!

Look for information on our spring session coming in February.

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!

We are committed to ensuring that all students have access to online learning. Thanks to the generous support of Google Fiber, access to devices and WiFi hotspots are available to all students who have a need.

ACE Online generously supported by:

“As students in Irvine and all across the country transition to distance learning, they continue to depend on a reliable internet connection. Cox remains committed to serving our customers and ensuring they have the tools necessary to work and learn from home. Now more than ever, we are working hard to support our customers and the communities we serve. This is why Cox is proud to support IPSF’s Afterschool Classroom Enrichment (ACE) Online which provides students live virtual enrichment classes with topics ranging from STEM, coding, digital animation and filmmaking.”  — Jodi Duva | Vice President, Cox Business

Preview Classes

Click the + to expand list and preview classes. View complete class descriptions and register at www.ipsfacademy.org.

ACE ONLINE - Winter Session Begins Week of Nov. 30

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 11/30, 12/7, 12/14, 1/11, 1/25, 2/1

 STEAM and Creativity Virtual Workshop Grades 1-2 2:30pm-3:30pm
 Beginners Chess Grades 1-3 2:30pm-3:30pm
 Break Dancing for Beginners Grades 1-3 2:30pm-3:30pm
 Hip Hop Grades 1-3 2:30pm-3:30pm
 I’m Cooking 4 My Family Grades 1-3 2:30pm-3:30pm
 Life on Earth Grades 1-3 2:30pm-3:30pm
 Little Orators Communication Fundamentals Grades 1-3 2:30pm-3:30pm
 Sculpture with Polymer Clay Grades 1-3 2:30pm-3:30pm
 Virtual Magic and Illusions Grades 1-3 2:30pm-3:30pm
 Yoga Mindfulness Grades 1-3 2:30pm-3:30pm
 Paper Builders: Awesome Amusement Parks Grades 2-3* 2:30pm-4:15pm
 GAMEMAKER: Roblox Game Designer Grades 2-5 2:45pm-4:00pm
 MINECRAFT UNIVERSITY: Game Designer Grade 2-5 2:45pm-4:00pm
 Crazy Carnival Science Grades 1-3 3:45pm-4:45pm
 STEAM and Creativity Virtual Workshop Grades 3-4 3:45pm-4:45pm
 Model United Nations for KIDZ Grades 3-5 3:45pm-4:45pm

*Class has 5 meeting, ends 1/25


Tuesday

Classes meet 12/1, 12/8, 12/15, 1/12, 1/26, 2/2

 Math Challenge Grade 1 2:30pm-3:30pm
 Art of Communication Grade 1-2 2:30pm-3:30pm
 Arts Enrichment Grades 1-3 2:30pm-3:30pm
 Beginners Chess Grades 1-3 2:30pm-3:30pm
 Broadway Playhouse Grades 1-3 2:30pm-3:30pm
 Chemistry Lab Grades 1-3 2:30pm-3:30pm
 Cooking: Comfort Food Grades 1-3 2:30pm-3:30pm
 Drawing Grades 1-3 2:30pm-3:30pm
 Funny Pictures: Cartooning for Kids Grades 1-3 2:30pm-3:30pm
 Physical Fitness and Challenge Games Grades 1-3 2:30pm-3:30pm
 Creative Constructors: Carnival Games Grade 1* 2:30pm-3:50pm
Toy Makers: Brilliant Board Games Grades 2-3* 2:30pm-4:15pm
 CODE ACADEMY: Star Wars & Superhero Programming  Grade 2-5 2:45pm-4:00pm
 MINECRAFT UNIVERSITY: Redstone Engineers Grade 3-6 2:45pm-4:00pm
 STEAM and Creativity Virtual Workshop Grades 1-2 3:45pm-4:45pm
 Funny Pictures: Cartooning for Kids Grades 1-3 3:45pm-4:45pm
 Physical Fitness and Challenge Games Grades 1-3 3:45pm-4:45pm
 Math Challenge Grade 2-3 3:45pm-4:45pm
 Creative Writing Grades 3-5 3:45pm-4:45pm
 GAMEMAKER: Roblox Design & Coding Grades 3-6 4:15pm-5:30pm

*Class has 5 meeting, ends 1/26

Wednesday

Classes meet 12/2, 12/9, 12/16, 1/13, 1/20, 1/27

 Art of Communication Grade 1-2 2:30pm-3:30pm
 STEAM and Creativity Virtual Workshop Grades 1-2 2:30pm-3:30pm
 Cooking: Crazy for Cookies Part 2 Grades 1-3 2:30pm-3:30pm
 Intermediate/Advanced Chess Grades 1-3 2:30pm-3:30pm
 Jo Jo Siwa Pop Star Grades 1-3 2:30pm-3:30pm
 Light Benders Grades 1-3 2:30pm-3:30pm
 Little Orators Communication Fundamentals Grades 1-3 2:30pm-3:30pm
 Musical Theater Revue Grades 1-3 2:30pm-3:30pm
 Paper Builders: Awesome Amusement Parks Grades 2-3 2:30pm-4:15pm
 GAMEMAKER: Roblox Game Designer Grades 2-5 2:45pm-4:00pm
 MINECRAFT UNIVERSITY: Adventures through Time Grades 3-6 2:45pm-4:00pm
 Virtual Magic and Illusions Grades 1-3 3:45pm-4:45pm
 Model United Nations for KIDZ Grades 3-5 3:45pm-4:45pm
 GAMEMAKER: Roblox Adventure Game Grades 3-6 4:15pm-5:30pm

Thursday

Classes meet 12/3, 12/10, 12/17, 1/14, 1/21, 1/28

 Creative Constructors: Carnival Games Grade 1 2:30pm-3:50pm
 All-In-One Dance Grades 1-3 2:30pm-3:30pm
 Intermediate/Advanced Chess Grades 1-3 2:30pm-3:30pm
 Junior Animators Grades 1-3 2:30pm-3:30pm
 Just Dance Grades 1-3 2:30pm-3:30pm
 Wow That’s Science Grades 1-3 2:30pm-3:30pm
 Math Challenge Grade 2-3 2:30pm-3:30pm
Toy Makers: Brilliant Board Games Grades 2-3 2:30pm-4:15pm
 MINECRAFT UNIVERSITY: Game Designer Grade 2-5 2:45pm-4:00pm
 CODE ACADEMY: VEX Virtual Robotics Grades 3-6 2:45pm-4:00pm
 STEAM and Creativity Virtual Workshop Grades 3-4 3:45pm-4:45pm
 Creative Writing Grades 3-5 3:45pm-4:45pm
 GAMEMAKER: Roblox Adventure Game Grades 3-6 4:15pm-5:30pm
 MINECRAFT UNIVERSITY: Redstone Engineers Grade 3-6 4:15pm-5:30pm

Friday

Classes meet 12/4, 12/11, 12/18, 1/15, 1/22, 1/29

 Math Challenge Grade 1 2:30pm-3:30pm
 Art of Communication Grade 1-2 2:30pm-3:30pm
 Beginners Chess Grades 1-3 2:30pm-3:30pm
 Break Dancing for Beginners Grades 1-3 2:30pm-3:30pm
 Hip Hop Dance Grades 1-3 2:30pm-3:30pm
 STEM Specialists Grades 1-3 2:30pm-3:30pm
 Virtual Magic and Illusions Grades 1-3 2:30pm-3:30pm
 Yoga Mindfulness Grades 1-3 2:30pm-3:30pm
 GAMEMAKER: Roblox Design & Coding Grades 3-6 2:45pm-4:00pm
 Beginners Chess Grades 1-3 3:45pm-4:45pm
 Planet Earth Savers Grades 1-3 3:45pm-4:45pm
 STEAM and Creativity Virtual Workshop Grades 3-4 3:45pm-4:45pm

Various – By Appointment

Ukulele Lessons Grades 1-3

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

 

Monday

 STEAM and Creativity Virtual Workshop Grades 3-4 3:45pm-4:45pm
 Model United Nations for KIDZ Grades 3-5 3:45pm-4:45pm
 Sculpture with Polymer Clay Grades 4-5 3:45pm-4:45pm
 Argumentation and Debate Level 1 Grades 4-6 3:45pm-4:45pm
 Beginners Chess Grades 4-6 3:45pm-4:45pm
 Break Dancing for Beginners Grades 4-6 3:45pm-4:45pm
 I’m Cooking 4 My Family Grades 4-6 3:45pm-4:45pm
 Public Speaking Level 2 Grades 4-6 3:45pm-4:45pm
 Mock Trial Grades 6-8 3:45pm-4:45pm
 MINECRAFT UNIVERSITY: Robotic Revolution Grades 4-6 4:15pm-5:30pm
 STEAM STUDIO: YouTube Masters Grade 4-6 4:15pm-5:30pm

Tuesday

 CODE ACADEMY: Star Wars & Superhero Programming  Grade 2-5 2:45pm-4:00pm
 MINECRAFT UNIVERSITY: Redstone Engineers Grade 3-6 2:45pm-4:00pm
 Creative Writing Grades 3-5 3:45pm-4:45pm
 Argumentation and Debate Level 2 Grades 4-6 3:45pm-4:45pm
 Beginners Chess Grades 4-6 3:45pm-4:45pm
 Cooking: Comfort Food Grades 4-6 3:45pm-4:45pm
 Physics Motion Madness Grades 4-6 3:45pm-4:45pm
 Public Speaking Level 1 Grades 4-6 3:45pm-4:45pm
 Virtual Magic and Illusions Grades 4-6 3:45pm-4:45pm
 Yoga Mindfulness Grades 4-6 3:45pm-4:45pm
 Middle School MUN Grades 6-8 3:45pm-4:45pm
 GAMEMAKER: Roblox Design & Coding Grades 3-6 4:15pm-5:30pm
 MINECRAFT UNIVERSITY: Modding Masters Grades 4-6 4:15pm-5:30pm

Wednesday

 Math Challenge Grade 4-6 2:30pm-3:30pm
 GAMEMAKER: Roblox Game Designer Grades 2-5 2:45pm-4:00pm
 MINECRAFT UNIVERSITY: Adventures through Time Grades 3-6 2:45pm-4:00pm
 Model United Nations for KIDZ Grades 3-5 3:45pm-4:45pm
 Acting and Interpretation Level 2 Grades 4-6 3:45pm-4:45pm
 Argumentation and Debate Level 1 Grades 4-6 3:45pm-4:45pm
 Cooking: Crazy for Cookies Part 2 Grades 4-6 3:45pm-4:45pm
 Intermediate/Advanced Chess Grades 4-6 3:45pm-4:45pm
 Math Challenge Grade 4-6 3:45pm-4:45pm
 Soaring Through the Skies Grades 4-6 3:45pm-4:45pm
 Mock Trial Grades 6-8 3:45pm-4:45pm
 GAMEMAKER: Roblox Adventure Game Grades 3-6 4:15pm-5:30pm
 CODE ACADEMY: Python Programming Grades 4-6 4:15pm-5:30pm

Thursday

 MINECRAFT UNIVERSITY: Game Designer Grade 2-5 2:45pm-4:00pm
 CODE ACADEMY: VEX Virtual Robotics Grades 3-6 2:45pm-4:00pm
 STEAM and Creativity Virtual Workshop Grades 3-4 3:45pm-4:45pm
 Creative Writing Grades 3-5 3:45pm-4:45pm
 Acting and Interpretation Level 1 Grades 4-6 3:45pm-4:45pm
 Argumentation and Debate Level 2 Grades 4-6 3:45pm-4:45pm
 Cartooning Grades 4-6 3:45pm-4:45pm
 Intermediate/Advanced Chess Grades 4-6 3:45pm-4:45pm
 Supersonic Sound Lab Grades 4-6 3:45pm-4:45pm
 Virtual Magic and Illusions Grades 4-6 3:45pm-4:45pm
 Website Design grades 4-6 3:45pm-4:45pm
 Yoga Mindfulness Grades 4-6 3:45pm-4:45pm
 Creative Writing Grades 6-8 3:45pm-4:45pm
 GAMEMAKER: Roblox Adventure Game Grades 3-6 4:15pm-5:30pm
 MINECRAFT UNIVERSITY: Redstone Engineers Grade 3-6 4:15pm-5:30pm

Friday

 GAMEMAKER: Roblox Design & Coding Grades 3-6 2:45pm-4:00pm
 GAMEMAKER: Pokemon Programming Masters Grades 4-6 2:45pm-4:00pm
 STEAM and Creativity Virtual Workshop Grades 3-4 3:45pm-4:45pm
 Argumentation and Debate Level 2 Grades 4-6 3:45pm-4:45pm
 Break Dancing for Beginners Grades 4-6 3:45pm-4:45pm
 Public Speaking Level 1 Grades 4-6 3:45pm-4:45pm
 Creative Writing Grades 6-8 3:45pm-4:45pm
 Middle School MUN Grades 6-8 3:45pm-4:45pm
 MINECRAFT UNIVERSITY: Python Modding Grade 4-6 4:15pm-5:30pm
 STEAM STUDIO: YouTube Masters Grade 4-6 4:15pm-5:30pm

Various – By Appointment

Guitar Lessons Grades 4-6

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

 

Monday

 Mock Trial Grades 6-8 3:45pm-4:45pm
 CODE ACADEMY: Java Programming Grade 7-8 4:15pm-5:30pm

 

Tuesday

 Virtual Poets Grades 7-8 3:00pm-4:00pm
 Middle School MUN Grades 6-8 3:45pm-4:45pm
 Oratory Competition Grades 7-8 3:45pm-5:00pm
 GAMEMAKER: 3D Game Dev & Programming with Unity Grades 7-8 4:15pm-5:30pm

 

Wednesday

 Arts & Crafts at Home Grades 7-8 3:00pm-4:00pm
 Mock Trial Grades 6-8 3:45pm-4:45pm
 Policy Debate Grades 7-8 3:45pm-4:45pm
 Acting and Interpretation Competition Grades 7-8 3:45pm-5:00pm
 CODE ACADEMY: Advanced Python Programming Grades 7-8 4:15pm-5:30pm

Thursday

 Hello Bloom for Girls Grades 7-8 3:00pm-4:00pm
 Creative Writing Grades 6-8 3:45pm-4:45pm
 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

 Creative Writing Grades 6-8 3:45pm-4:45pm
 Middle School MUN Grades 6-8 3:45pm-4:45pm

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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. on November 18 for the winter session.

Scholarship Application

ACE Scholarships generously supported by:

Important Documents and Frequently Asked Questions

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

In-person classes will be available at a limited number of school sites during the winter session. Please note that only students enrolled in the school where an in-person ACE class is offered may register. 

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, Winter 2020-2021 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?

Students must attend an IUSD school to participate. 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 November 18 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.

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