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Afterschool Classroom Enrichment (ACE)

Looking for activities to keep your child engaged and leaning 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! Fall registration 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!

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


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. one week after registration opens. The fall session submission period is now closed.

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ACE Scholarships generously supported by:

Important Documents and Frequently Asked Questions

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, Fall 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 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.

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

Currently, only online ACE classes are being offered. 

Are ACE Online classes open to all students?

Students must attend an IUSD school to participate. All academic models are eligible for online classes.

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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