Hello New Castle and Silt!

Riverside Middle School

We're still looking for instructors!

Join us this semester:

Spring 2020 Course List:

Registration for Spring 2020 (February 3 - April 17) is open!

Courses will continue to be added to this list as they are confirmed.


This course will introduce students to basic programming and problem solving strategies. Participants will develop, build, and program of robots! Participants will work hands-on in teams to design, build, program and document their progress. Topics may include motor control, gear ratios, torque, friction, sensors, timing, program loops, logic gates, decision-making, timing sequences, propulsion systems and binary number systems. This course will set participants up to continue in computer science and engineering courses.
Dates: February 5 - April 15

Day: Wednesday

Intro to Unicycling

The Unicycle class will explore all the different ways to enjoy the art of riding a unicycle. Beginners will learn how to mount and ride with wall assist and a granny stroller while experienced riders will learn how to idle and turn circles and do other tricks. At the end of the session we will go on a group ride around the school and possibly the neighborhood. We can even ride in the end-of-the-year talent show and throw candy to the crowd.

Dates: February 5 - April 15

Day: Wednesday

Running Club 

Are you fast? Are you slow? Doesn't matter as long as you go! We run and run and run and run. We build mental perseverance and get great conditioning for other sports!

Dates: February 3 - April 16

Days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday

Wilderness Survival

What would you do if you got lost in the woods? Come join Ben from Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers to find out! Learn how to build a shelter, start a fire, collect water, forage for food, navigate in the wilderness and more. Lots of hands-on lessons, videos, and outdoor exploration make this a great opportunity to have fund with your friends and learn the real world skills you could use in a back county or survival situation.

Dates: February 4 - April 14

Day: Tuesday

Math Academy  

Students will get help with homework while being challenged with math games, art and creative opportunities. Students will have the opportunity to be tutored as well as to be challenged in middle school math concepts.

Dates: February 3 - April 14

Days: Monday or Tuesday

Art Lettering

In this course, participants will experiment with writing in cursive, using calligraphy, creating grafitti, and exploring other types of letting. In addition to learning these styles, we will use them to create signs, posters, cards, and anything else participants can think of!

Dates: February 3 - April 13

Day: Monday

Access AfterSchool is proud to offer after school enrichment classes for students in New Castle and Silt, Colorado.

Classes are held at: 

Riverside School

215 Alder Ave. 

New Castle, CO 81647

Classes are open to all middle school aged students.​

For questions or class suggestions please email:  Hailey Bird at hailey@accessafterschool.org 

Access AfterSchool provides high-quality enrichment programming to

approximately 1,300 students annually throughout Garfield, Pitkin and Eagle Counties.

Call us:

(970) 281-KIDS (5437)

Mailing Address: 

PO Box 819 Carbondale, CO 81623