Athenaeum (Grades K-4)
After-School Athenaeum is focused on the liberal arts and promotes learning by providing students dedicated homework time in addition to a diverse array of culturally enriching, academically oriented activities beyond the classroom. Our activities and lessons are aimed at improving students’ scholastic performance by reinforcing the lessons, virtues and curriculum of the classroom.
But it’s not all academics! Athenaeum scholars also enjoy time for recreation, games, socializing and just plain fun. Athenaeum runs daily from the dismissal bell (even on half-days) until 6:00 p.m. Flexible and affordable options are available to fit any family’s after-school needs.
*The Athenaeum was originally a school in Rome, founded by Emperor Hadrian in 133 A.D. for the promotion of literary and scientific studies.
Homework Club (Grades 5-7)
Homework Club is a place for your student to complete homework, receive peer tutoring and socialize with friends in a structured, supervised environment. The program begins immediately after school and runs until 6:00 p.m. each school day, including early release days.
Tuition assistance is offered for families who qualify. Please contact Co-Curricular Campus Coordinator Sarah Solombrino at Programs@GreatHeartsWesternHills.org for more information.
Q. I already registered my child for Athenaeum or Homework Club. What will happen with my account until we return to in-person instruction?
In response to delayed in-person start dates for academies, the Great Hearts Athenaeum After-School Program and Homework Club will take the following actions on accounts:
*Upon registration for the program, you paid the registration and first month's fees. The next recurring payment will not be processed until the 1st day of the second month of in-person attendance.
*If the first-month fee amount needs to be adjusted for any reason, the Billing Specialist will communicate these adjustments directly with the account holder.
*Prior to a scheduled return to in-person learning, we will notify parents that Athenaeum/ Homework Club services will be resuming and when the next billing is scheduled to occur
Q. I registered for Athenaeum and/or Homework Club but will not be returning to campus for in-person instruction. Who do I contact about my account?
If you enroll your child in Distance Learning, or will not be returning for in-person instruction for the duration of the 2020-21 school year, or have any questions regarding your account, please contact the Billing Specialist at Programs@GreatHeartsTX.org to make any necessary adjustments to your account.
Q. What safety protocols will be in place for After-School Athenaeum and Homework Club?
Just as during the day in the academy, you will see increased safety measures for Athenaeum and Homework Club such as:
• Daily health screenings of Athenaeum and Homework Club teachers
• Smaller group sizes in the classroom and on the playground
• Cohorting of classes, assigned seats, and assigned line-up orders
• Increased sanitization measures after the school day before scholars enter classrooms for After-School Programs.
• Increased hand washing and sanitization
• Increased measures to limit supply sharing between scholars
• Modified check-out procedure to allow for social distancing
Q. Is tutoring provided during After-School Athenaeum or Homework Club?
No. Athenaeum and Homework Club are not tutoring programs. We provide supervised homework time that includes teacher-led Spalding dictation for the applicable grades.
Q. Is a snack provided for After-School Athenaeum or Homework Club?
No. Scholars are given time to eat a snack. However, we are not able to provide the snack. We encourage you to pack a snack specifically for the after-school program daily.