STEAM After School | Have Fun While Learning - Winter Program


STEAM After School Winter Program at Dougherty Elementary

STEAM Afterschool Courses at Dougherty Elementary are updated each season.

Courses | Location | Timeline | Tuition

Each class that moves forward will generate contributions of up to $100 (dependent on class size) to the school’s Parent Faculty Club (PFC) and $25 to Student Council.


Dougherty Elementary
5301 Hibernia Dr
Dublin, CA 94568


Courses are offered 1 day per week for up to 10 weeks. 10 hours of tuition.


$175 - $210 per course.  Early Bird pricing available to November 24th.

 Local, Qualified Teachers

Courses organized by local teachers with
California Teaching Credentials.

Dougherty After School Course Offerings

Actors’ Workshop!

Instructor:        Professional Actors from the Kenn Adams’ Adventure Theater Company
Grade Level:     K - 5
Day/Dates:        Thursday - Dec 6, 13, 20 | Jan  10, 17, 24, 31 | Feb 7, 14, 21
Sessions:            10 classes x 1 Hour
Time:                   3:05 - 4:05pm
Room:                 Stage
Tuition:               Early Bird Pricing -  $199 From November 24th - $210

It’s laughter, learning and limelight with the After School Drama Club - The Actor’s Workshop! Through a fun series of theater games, acting exercises and scripted scene work, this introductory acting class teaches the fundamentals of the actor’s craft. Students explore the “three tools of the actor” – voice, body and imagination – as they learn how to create characters, interpret scripts and perform for an audience. The class teaches true theater skills such as stagecraft, emotionally truthful acting, and professional theater etiquette, while encouraging creativity and inspiring the imagination. The class culminates with a workshop presentation of scenes and monologues for an invited audience.

BollyWood Dance Class for Kids

Instructor:           Professional Dance Instructors from BollyNaach Dance Company
Grade Levels:      1 - 5
Day/Dates:           Wednesday - Dec  5, 12, 19 | Jan 9, 16, 23, 30 | Feb  6, 13, 20
Sessions:               10 classes x 1 hour
Time:                       3:05 - 4:05pm  or 2:05 - 3:05pm on Collaboration days
Room:                     Library
Tuition:                  Early Bird Pricing - $199   From November 24th - $210

A fun-filled introduction to beginner & intermediate Bollywood dance for kids. Instruction includes foundational movements, fundamental techniques, hand gestures, rhythmic patterns & communicative expressions.  Students will learn dance routines choreographed to snippets of popular Bollywood songs as well as some Koliwood and Tollywood songs from the South Indian cinema. The classes will also strengthen individual coordination and rhythmic skills through various exercises and drills.

Additionally, students will develop a vocabulary of common Bollywood dance moves that they can string together to create their own unique dance. This class will expose kids to many different dance styles as Bollywood has become a melting pot of many popular traditional and western dance styles.

Chess Academy  For Kids

Instructor:       Pacific Chess Academy (Mr Jeff Pernik Owner - 30 years teaching chess, Ms.  Karen Vallen - 34 years teaching chess and Nenad Zagorac - Tournament Director and 12 years teaching chess.)
Grade Level:    1 - 5
Friday - Dec  7, 14 | Jan 11, 18, 25 | Feb 8, 22 | Mar 1
Sessions:           8 classes x 75 minutes
Time:                   3:05 - 4:20pm
Room:                 Library
Tuition:               Early Bird Pricing - $195    From November 24th -  $205

Learn chess with Pacific Chess Academy!  This program is a great opportunity for kids to learn how to overcome obstacles, think strategically, and stay focused. Specifically designed for young players with various levels (Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced), the course offers video lessons, easy-to-follow instructions, individual recommendations, and preparation for chess tournaments. The use of modern technology (projector, iPad, teaching software) makes the learning process easy, fast, and fun! The class is offered to grades 1-7. All necessary equipment (boards and pieces, clocks, demo tools) provided.  It doesn’t matter if you are a beginner or a Chess Champion, this class is for students at all ability levels.  
6 Reasons Kids Should Learn Chess

  1. Improves concentration, attention span and memory abilities
  2. Enhances reading and math skills
  3. Fosters critical-thinking and creativity in young minds
  4. Encourages and rewards hard work
  5. Develops problem solving skills
  6. Exercises both sides of your brain

Jurassic Brick Land - Construction, Engineering and Architecture

Instructor:          Bricks 4 Kidz
Grade Level:       K - 5
Day/Dates:          Tuesdays - Dec  4, 11, 18 | Jan 8, 15, 22, 29 | Feb  5, 12, 19
Sessions:             10 classes x 1 hour
Time:                      2:05 - 3:05pm
Room:                    Library
Tuition:                 Early Bird Pricing - $199     From November 24th - $210

Are you ready for the Adventure of a lifetime?  Put on your hiking boots and’re about to enter Jurassic BrickLand!  Using Lego Bricks, students will build a world that comes to life with a gentle Brontosaurus, a ferocious Velociraptors, terrifying Tyrannosaurus Rex and more. We’ll learn about amazing dinosaurs that lived during the Jurassic period as well as other prehistoric animals that once roamed the earth and swam the seas millions of years ago. Use your building skills and use the specialized kits to build and learn about these extinct creatures from the Jurassic Park era.

Life Science in the Dougherty Garden

Instructor:            Mr John Price, Dougherty Teacher
Grade Levels:       3 - 5
Day/Dates:            Thursday - Dec  6, 13, 20 | Jan 10, 17, 24, 31 | Feb  7, 14, 21
Sessions:                10 classes x 1 hour
Time:                        3:05 – 4:05pm
Room:                      15
Tuition:                   Early Bird Pricing - $185   From November 24th - $195

Come get your hands dirty while exploring the garden. The garden is a great place to discover what is happening in the natural world around us. We will be exploring science topics such as plants, soil, insect and plant interdependence, ecology, and garden creatures.

Speak to Lead: Build Confidence and Charisma

Instructor:       Gurus Education, East Bay
Grade Level:    2 - 5
Day/Dates:       Friday - Dec  7, 14 | Jan 11, 18, 25 | Feb  8, 22 | Mar 1
Sessions:           8 classes x 75 minutes
Time:                  3:05 - 4:20pm
Room:                TBA
Tuition:              Early Bird Pricing - $199   From November 24th - $210

Have you ever wondered what the #1 fear in this world is? YES, it is Public Speaking and our goal is to build your child’s confidence in public speaking and set them up for SUCCESS!! This course is ideal for all students and it doesn’t matter if they’ve taken public speaking before or if they are new to the program. Kids will learn to present and write effectively in 6 easy steps. This class is a combo course of Advanced Public Speaking, Speech Writing and Debate. Students will learn to write well-structured speeches on thought provoking topics in different styles such as narrative, descriptive, compare and contrast, and persuasive. In the debate portion, students will discover various formats and learn to make strong arguments backed by reasoning and evidence. Learning will be FUN & EXCITING!

Readers Book Club

Instructor:            Ms Lina Barakat, Dougherty Teacher
Grade Levels:      3 - 5
Day/Dates:           Thursday -  Dec 6, 13, 20 | Jan 10, 17, 24, 31 | Feb  7, 14, 21
Sessions:               10 classes x 1 hour
Time:                       3:05 - 4:05pm
Room:                     16
Tuition:                  Early Bird Pricing -  $185 From November 24th - $195

Students will read a chosen novel, using a reader’s workshop model to enhance their reading comprehension abilities to encourage higher level collaborative reading and meta-cognitive strategies via a mini lesson format. Students will rotate through different roles, working together to engage in various texts, to further enrich their vocabulary and literature skills.  Later, students will adapt the novel into a play they can perform as a culminating project. Students will also be given roles in a book club which allow them to practice communication and public speaking skills, participating in interactive group discussions and increase their confidence in performing.

Video Game Design & Coding

Instructor:           Licensed instructor from Code to the Future
Grade Level:        2 - 5
Day/Dates:           Friday - Dec  7, 14 | Jan 11, 18, 25 | Feb  8, 22 | Mar. 1
Sessions:              8 classes x 75 minutes
Time:                       3:05 - 4:20pm
Room:                     5
Tuition:                  Early Bird Pricing - $199   From November 24th - $210

Prepare for the world of technology and learn the secret language of computers! New and returning students are welcome! Continue or begin your coding adventure with the Code To The Future team, and create brand new projects like a multi-level platformer or RPG style video game! The possibilities to create are endless! New students are always welcome to join throughout the year, and every class is differentiated for individual learning. After mastering the processing style of a computer, new coders will learn to use Scratch, a block-based tool developed at MIT. Use Scratch to make engaging projects with endless possibilities, in a mixture of games and stories. Choose your favorite theme, from Luke in Star Wars to the voyager Moana!

Yoga for Kids- The Movement of Imagination

Instructor:         Kavita Patel, owner/operator of Monkey Bear Yoga
Grade Level:      1 - 5
Day/Dates:         Monday -  Dec 3, 10, 17 | Jan  7, 14, 28 | Feb 4, 11, 25
Sessions:             9 classes x 70 minutes
Time:                     2:05 - 3:15pm
Room:                   P6
Tuition:                Early Bird Pricing - $175   From November 24th - $185

This Yoga class for kids will explore the role of the Chakras in our yoga practice. Chakras are the 7 spinning wheels of energy located along the spine. Each Chakra has a color of the rainbow associated with it and a place it resides along the center of the body. Our Chakras are associated with our mental and emotional well-being. When our Chakras are balanced, we feel comfortable, confident and in charge of our own emotions. We will use mindful movement and breath to awaken our awareness of these energy centers. Understanding the superpowers of energy centers gives us the tools to understand ourselves better and empowers us to lead a balanced, peaceful life.

Enrollment now open!

Questions or Comments

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Main Office
(925) 587-5610

Vickie Constantinides
Academy Program Manager
(925) 587-5611

Rich Boschetti
Academy Superintendent
(925) 587-5613