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Careers Friendship Volunteers program

FAA Middle School Little Rock
Extended Learning Program

Start date: September 7, 2021

End Date: May 25, 2022

Begins at 7:00-7:45

The Programs Are Divided Between Electives and Athletics


Academic Essentials: Scholars get homework help and learn academic strategies that support learning in the classroom.

Instrumental Music: Musicians will learn to play songs with musical instruments. This is an opportunity for artists to play as part of a group, ensemble and/or group in front of an audience. Musicians work individually and collectively with the instructor on pieces that will be part of a culminating performance each semester.

Pep Band: This small energetic band will travel to the school sports games to jazz the crowd and keep our team spirit alive! This band will travel with sports teams throughout the year. *uniform fees may apply*

Visual Art: This club is designed for scholars to explore and develop their creative and artistic skills while exploring different mediums/aspects of art and design. Finished works of art will be highlighted during the year and part of our larger culminating art gallery exhibition. This class is more advanced than the elementary class and will delve deeper into art concepts.

Digital Video Design and Production: Students in this club learn to design, record and publish digital content to be competitive, informative, expressive and entertaining.

Robotics / Programming: Scholars will develop and program robots that can compete against opponents in a series of specific challenges. Robots encourage problem-solving, creative thinking, and a healthy sense of competition that drives innovation from students. As students improve with robotics and programming, they learn determination, perseverance, and how to plan and process with technology. These are critical learning skills needed to push students to be globally competitive and entrepreneurial. Robotics showcases will happen each semester.

Money and Investment Club: to introduce students to stocks, bonds, mutual funds, cyber currency, branding, and various other ways you can invest your money. The students will participate in the nationwide Stock Market Game where they can compete against students all over the country through their investment decisions. This real world experience will help students understand investment opportunities so that their money will work for them!.

Spanish Club: This club is for scholars with an interest in both learning to speak Spanish in an informal setting and who want to learn about Hispanic Heritage. This club fosters a sense of belonging for those Spanish-speaking students and those who want to learn Spanish. This club provides opportunities for all students to get to know each other and expand social connections and sends a strong message to all that bilingualism will be a very valuable asset as they grow older. Explore food, culture, places and people!

YMIC (Youth Voices Impact Change): Is a program offered through Brandon House Cultural and Performing Arts Center where Middle School scholars can engage with creative professionals to lend their voices and creative expressions to social concerns through the development of youth-produced multi-digital media and mixed artworks that address community issues. This project will be a filmed culminating talk show that will capture interviews with local artists and special guests, footage of teens' involvement with the "Let Your Art Speak".

Anime Club: students of diverse backgrounds and diverse interests come together in fellowship to share their love of Japanese animation. The club has planned activities that explore themes and topics that explore how Japanese culture influences anime. Members assist in selecting anime and live action Asian Cinema selections.

Garland Elementary extended learning program
Garland Elementary extended learning program


Boys and Girls Basketball: Tryouts for the school basketball teams are held in September. Those who make the team will then practice and play from November to March. Teams play competitively against other league teams. *uniform fees may apply*

Girls Volleyball: Tryouts for the school volleyball team and generally held at the end of August. Girls who make the team will practice and play until December. Team plays competitively against other league teams. *uniform fees may apply*

Boys and Girls Soccer: This spring sport has both a girls’ and boys’ team. Tryouts are generally held in February and athletes will play until May. Teams play competitively against other league teams.
*uniform fees may apply

Boys and Girls Track: This spring sport has both a girls’ and boys’ team. Tryouts are generally held in January and athletes will play until May. Teams play competitively against other league teams.
*uniform fees may apply

Cheer: This co-ed team combines elements of dance and gymnastics with shouting slogans to encourage our teams and elevate our crowd! Team tryouts occur in the fall each year.
*uniform fees may apply

Esports: Year round organized video gaming tournaments! ! Teams and individual competitive tournaments compete in league play. Friendship Aspire will be participating in the official Middle and High School Esports Leagues for the 2021-22 season. Tournaments will be centered around 13 of the most popular team-based and single player games. Scholarships, prizes, and perks are up for grabs!