Beacon After School Program

2021-2022 Schedule

21/22 A.P. Giannini Beacon After School Program
Mon/Tue/Thu/Fri                    4:00pm - 6:30pm
Wednesdays (early release)        2:15pm - 5:30pm

Daily Schedule
4:00pm - 4:30pm    Snack and Sign-In (Cafeteria)
4:30pm - 5:30pm     Project Club
5:30pm - 6:30pm    Homework Support and Tribe Time
6:30pm        Sign-Out

Wednesday Schedule
2:15pm - 2:45pm    Snack and Sign-In (Cafeteria)
2:45pm - 4:00pm    Wacky Wednesday, new activities to choose from every week
4:00pm - 5:30pm    Homework Support and Tribe Time
5:30pm         Sign-Out

Beacon

Each 12-week Project-Based Club gives the students an opportunity to explore different topics
that may spark their interest. Our project clubs may include and range from Urban Music
Program, Cooking Club, Culture Club, Graphic Designs Club, DIY Club, Study Center, and
more. At the end of every 12-week Project Club cycle, students will showcase their works
through performances, artwork, and displays! This Beacon Fest Celebration event takes place 3
times each school year. Families, APG Faculty, and the community are all invited to attend and
witness the creative projects that our instructors and students have worked on. In addition to
these events, we also host other events such as school-wide dances, cultural potlucks, Lights
on After-School celebration and other community-building extravaganzas!
The Beacon After School Program is not a drop-in program and it is expected that students
attend at least three out of the five days of the week. If your student needs to leave early, it
would be best if your child knows about the appointment ahead of time so that they may sign
themselves out. Students may fill out an Early Release form to be able to sign him/herself out
early. For students in other programs such as sports and music offerings, we will work to
accommodate their schedule as these programs are safe and develop skills similar to those we
hone in Project Based Learning.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

How do I register for after school programs?
Visit https://bacr.force.com/afterschool/s/login/, if you have registered for a BACR program
before, you’ll use the same username and password. If you are new to BACR, you’ll need to
create an account.
Click “New Registration” in the upper right hand corner. Choose A.P. Giannini Middle School
and 21/22 Afterschool Program. Fill out ALL sections completely and submit.

How much does after school program cost?
ASP costs $300 for the full year or $75 if your family qualifies for free and reduced lunch. Check
to see if your family is eligible for free and reduced lunch here. All program fees can be paid in
monthly installments throughout the year.


What is an Early Release Form?
Students whose parents complete the Early Release Form will be allowed to sign themselves
out to leave early or when the program is over. Students who have NOT submitted an early
release form will only be permitted to leave before 6:30pm if a parent/guardian signs them out.


What if my child has a doctor's appointment? Can he/she leave early?
Yes. It would be best if your child knows about the appointment ahead of time so that they may
sign themselves out.


What if I have a scheduled monthly appointment for my child?
You may fill out an Early Release Form to remind your child to sign him/herself out early.


My child is in Band and will miss a lot of the Project Based Learning; can they still be in
the program?

Yes. We trust that other programs such as sports and music offerings are safe and developing
skills similar to those we hone in Project Based Learning. We will work to accommodate.


Can my child only do homework in Beacon?
No. Our program is centered around the science of Youth Development via Project Based
Learning, with an emphasis on the whole child. We recognize that 21st Century skills are going
to be necessary to your children's success as they endeavor to build educational and
professional careers.


What are 21st Century skills?
Learning to collaborate with others and connect through technology are essential skills in a
knowledge-based economy. For more information refer to: 21st-century-skill. ATC21S started
with a group of more than 250 researchers across 60 institutions worldwide who categorized
21st-century skills internationally into four broad categories: ways of thinking, ways of working,
tools for working and skills for living in the world.


Is the Beacon program flexible with varying student schedules?
Yes and no. Innovation is an SNBC core value so we're open to change, but we need to be
consistent and set standards.


What is Tribe Time?
All students are assigned a Tribe, this is like their homeroom and they stay with the same tribe
and leader throughout the school year. During Tribe Time, the first 20 minutes are dedicated to
silent homework or reading. The remaining time is used for community building and other
activities.

How do Project Clubs work?
Project Based Clubs run in 12 week cycles for 3 cycles throughout the school year. At the
beginning of each cycle, students choose a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd choice club and we do our best to
adhere to those choices. Previous club offerings have included Graphic Media, Creative
Expression, Artists United, Sports, Cooking, The Urban Music Program, Theater, and more.