PIVOTING TO VIRTUAL PROGRAMMING FOR FALL 2020
Due to risks of COVID-19, we have made the incredibly difficult decision to cancel all in-person after school programming for the 2020 Fall semester. This was not a decision we made lightly, but the health and safety of the families we serve and our staff are—and always will be—our highest priority.
Yet, the creativity, confidence, compassion, and critical thinking skills we foster in youth are more essential now than ever, which is why we’re excited to launch CREATIVE ACTION TOGETHER—a virtual arts enrichment program for ages 5-11 that engages, educates, and connects youth through high-quality programming.
Our high-quality, onsite, licensed after school program engages students in visual art, filmmaking, music, puppetry, creative writing, acting, and more to deepen connections to lessons learned in the classroom, all while expanding the development of social and emotional skills. Students participate in hands-on activities led by professional teaching artists to create projects that improve the community and the world around them.
- After school runs every day of the AISD calendar from the end of the school day until 6 p.m.
- The cost for the 2020-21 school year is $260/month/child but we do offer financial aid for those that qualify
- Go here to learn more about our financial aid policies and process
At Cunningham Elementary, we also offer Storybook Adventures for Pre-K 4 students 2:12 – 2:57 p.m. Students explore reading, creative drama, movement, and art around a daily storybook. Program cost is $75/month/child from August – May.
Enrollment for the 2020-21 school year
2:50 – 3:00 Teaching Artists pick up students. Our TAs will be stationed outside of the classrooms and school day teachers will release your kids into our care.
3:05 – 3:30 Students have outdoor time. We use the gated playground that is located behind the school’s annex (our home base).
3:35 – 4:00 Hand washing and snack. We are located in the annex/cobra island. Remember, we do not provide snack so be sure there is a snack labeled for Creative Action in your child’s backpack.
4:00 – 5:15/5:30 Creativity Classes in the annex
5:30 – 6:00 Homework / Pick up time from the annex
Carl Gonzales, Site Coordinator
Carl Gonzales is an actor, singer, and director in Austin and surrounding areas. He has appeared on The Daily Show with John Stewart, and has appeared on stage in productions such as “Into The Woods”, “Honk!” and “Doper than Dope” (Austin’s own “In Living Color”).