Austin Discovery School

Austin Family Reader's Poll Favorite 2018

Arts & Movement Enrichment Classes

Registration for Fall 2019 is happening now!  Click here to signup.

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Arts & Movement Enrichment Instructions:

Late Enrollment - June 16-August 23:
  1. Late Registration ($18 Classes*): Fill out the "Arts & Movement Registration Form Fall 2019"
  2. First come, first served enrollment. August 23rd deadline to register (if classes still available).
  3. Late Registration: Look for an e-mailed invoice from Brightwheel for your Enrichment Class after you register.
  4. Late Enrollment: Pay your full invoice by invoice due date (no later than due date to attend first class on August 21). (Cash, check, PayPal or bank transfers through Brightwheel)
  5. Late Enrollment: Ask your student about their great first Arts & Movement Enrichment on Wednesday, August 21st when you pick them up!

*Financial aid is available. Please see "Arts & Movement Registration Form Fall 2019" for more details.  Enrollment form includes a financial aid application. 


QUESTIONS?  Email: or call Jennette at 806-433-3091.

We're proud to have the following partners returning for another semester of fun in the Fall of 2019:
We're also excited to have AfterSchool Enrichment Services as a new partner in the Fall of 2019.   We will have 4 classes offered through AES.
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Chess Scholars (Brought to ADS by AES)
Class Length: 75 minutes (2:15pm-3:30pm)
RESTRICTED: Grades K-8 Only Minimum of 14 kids to make class.
Develop your child's intellect through the royal game of chess! Current research has shown a strong link between chess and academic performance in a variety of areas, including mathematics and language arts. Also, chess has been proven to enhance children's motivation, concentration, focus, social skills and creativity. NO PREVIOUS KNOWLEDGE OF CHESS IS NECESSARY. Each class will consist of a fun, interactive teaching period and guided practice time. Both beginner and experienced players are welcome and will get to the next level under the guidance of an experienced Chess Scholars Coach. There will also be a chess competition with prizes at the end of the session!
Capoeira (Brought to ADS by Capoeira Luanda)
Class Length: 60 minutes (2:15pm-3:15pm)
RESTRICTED: Grades K-3 Only - Minimum of 12 kids to make class.

Capoeira is an exciting combination of martial arts, dance, acrobatics and music that is known for its uniquely playful energetic appearance. It is a great way for children to build confidence, stay physically active and develop respect for each other in a fun and safe environment. One hour classes will include: Warm-up and stretching exercises, Capoeira movements, Acrobatics, Music and Portuguese Phrases.


Digital Media & Filmmaking (Brought to ADS by Creative Action)
Class Length: 90 minutes (2:15pm-3:45pm)
RESTRICTED: Grades 4-8 Only

Students explore themes like empathy, leadership, and problem-solving as they work from concept to screen to bring their imaginations to life. Projects often include original movies, music videos, animations or other digital media creations.


Let's Build It - Engineering (Brought to ADS by AES)
Class Length: 75 minutes (2:15pm-3:30pm)
RESTRICTED: Grades 1-5 Only (Minimum of 14 kids)
This class takes a hands-on approach to engineering, allowing students to directly engage with basic engineering concepts through a variety of fun and educational activities. Students will improve their problem solving, math, and physics skills - all while engaging in exciting building projects. Each unit will focus on a specific area of engineering. The unit will culminate in a testing of students' final projects and each student will receive an award for their progress during the unit.
In the first 8 weeks of this STEAM program, students will be building Rube Goldberg "Mouse Trap" chain reaction machines featuring levers, pulleys and other simple machines. Engineering and physics concepts will be introduced and reinforced through hands-on, innovative lessons and creative play time. Problem solving skills and teamwork will be put to the test as the complexity of the projects increases from week to week. This will culminate with a building competition - How many contraptions can you connect in chain reaction?
In the remaining 9 weeks, students will enter into the fascinating world of robotics, where they will design, build and test their very own robots under the guidance of an experienced AES instructor. Prokects include remote control cars, claws, cranes, crawlers and battle bots. Educational components include gear ratios, mechanical design, electronics and robotics engineering.
No previous experience is necessary, just a desire to have fun, build and learn. Each student will receive an award on the last day of the session and have the opportunity to earn Energy Belts to demonstrate their learned skills!
Soccer (Brought to ADS by Soccer Shots)
Class Length: 60 minutes (2:15pm-3:15pm)

RESTRICTED: Grades K-5 Only (Classes will be divided by age group)

Soccer Shots has been positively impacting children in the Austin and San Antonio areas for almost ten years. We have strong partnerships with over 150 preschools and daycares throughout Central Texas. We also maintain partnerships with the City of Austin, the City of Lakeway, the City of Round Rock, and many other communities, HOA’s and school districts. We have been voted Best of Austin: Best Kids’ Sports & Rec Program in the Austin Chronicle Readers Poll for 2014, 2015 and 2016, and we were recognized by Entrepreneur magazine as the #1 Children’s Fitness Franchise in the U.S. Soccer Shots has a strong brand awareness and a full understanding of running a remarkable enrichment program.


Soccer Shots - The Children's Soccer Experience - is a high energy, developmentally appropriate and FUN introduction to the world’s greatest game with a focus on skill, confidence and character building over competition. A leader in youth soccer development, our expert-approved curriculum is age-appropriate and officially aligned with Texas Early Learning Standards. The foundation of Soccer Shots is our relentless commitment to providing best-in-class coaching, communication and curriculum. As the premier Children’s Soccer Experience, our mission is simple and clear – we aim to positively impact children’s lives.


Materials Needed: Comfortable clothes, comfortable shoes (tennis shoes work fine), access to water (personal water bottle).


Stage Stars (Brought to ADS by AES)
Class Length: 75 minutes (2:15pm-3:30pm)
RESTRICTED: Grades K-6 Only. (Minimum of 14 students)
Our drama class introduces K-6th grade students to the craft of stage acting with a professional theater instructor. During the one-hour class, students will learn theater terms, learn about performance etiquette and good stage voice, participate in interactive theater games, and act in a short skit. This is an opportunity for students to have fun, express themselves, and interact with others within the context of a theater game or skit. To learn more, please contact us.
Spanish Lessons (Brought to ADS by Mariposas)
Class Length: 60 minutes (2:15pm-3:15pm)

Class Cost: $18-20/class (higher rate than other classes)

RESTRICTED: Grades K-2 Only

Teachers are one of the most important part of a child’s learning process. Mariposas is a small collective of teachers that love working with children and understand the importance of learning a language at a young age. Through different backgrounds, each instructor brings their own creativity and uniqueness to Mariposas in order to continue offering the best to Austin’s children. Mariposas staff share a common goal- for students to be excited about speaking another language. Their classes emphasize fun learning without any pressure. Their instructors have all worked with children extensively. They are fluent speakers, nurturing, compassionate, and well rounded. They strive for a true Spanish experience and encourage students to practice with one another in and out of the classroom. Their hands-on program is thematically organized and allows children to learn Spanish through music, song, literature, reading/writing, games, visual aids, sign language, art and beyond. Mariposas custom make all of the posters, flashcards and worksheets used in the classroom.

An overview with the weekly theme, vocabulary and homework suggestions are posted online each month so that you can reinforce your child's Spanish acquisition at home.

This class is slightly more expensive ($18-20/per class). It includes all classroom supplies as well as a Monthly e-newsletter to parents with information on classes & bilingual events. Parents also get online access to Mariposas monthly lessons and ability to download the song of the month to continue the lessons at home. ADS Families enrolled in this program will also get early registration for summer camps and day camps that Mariposas offers when AISD is on holiday.

The main teacher for this class will be Laura Gonzalez-de Leon. You can read more about her here:


Ukulele (Brought to ADS by Groundwork Music)
Class Length: 60 minutes (2:15pm-3:15pm)

ALL AGES. Classes will be divided into 2 age appropriate groups (most likely K-2 and 3-8). Minimum of 12 students per class. Maximum of 16 per class.


Groundwork Music Project will providing ukulele lessons at Austin Discovery school that broaden a child’s musical skill set across a wide spectrum of singing and playing. Ukulele is a great instrument for learning to play melodies, strum chords, develop singing skills and more. This is a great program for students who are looking toward the ukulele choir in older grades, and for those who want to broaden their skills in general. Arrangements are created so that students can play a variety of parts suited to their skill level. Singer/song writer and composer, Neal Kassanoff, provides much of the content used in the program, and students have opportunities to perform in high profile events(alongside professional musicians) throughout the year. Mr. Kassanoff has written music for film soundtracks, and for artists like Guy Forsyth and Carolyn Wonderland, as well as co-writes with Ben Kweller.


Materials Needed: Ukulele. If you need one, you can get one through Groundwork on the first day. Ukuleles are available for purchase for $42 plus tax. This extra cost is not included in the cost of the class.