Elementary School Electives

Opportunity Summary

We are looking for community volunteers who are interested in being part of our elective type school program. There are 5 sessions which run 5-6 weeks each. Past classes have included cooking, Quidditch, coding, stop motion animation, etc. We are looking for volunteers to help out or lead a class!  (More Details...)


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Each Friday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., Exploris parents and community volunteers come teach our kids about their own passions. If you love the outdoors, come help our students experience the outdoors. If you love photography, come help our kids discover that passion. You have a blank slate to teach our kids about something you love.

Do I have to be an expert? Nope, just confident and excited enough to share your joy and knowledge with our students.

How many students will I have? The average class will have about 12 students.

Will I teach Kindergarten through 5th grade? Nope, you can choose if you would rather teach K-1 or 2-5 students.

Do I have to teach the whole year? Nope, just commit to one or more full sessions.

Where do the classes take place? We will assign you a suitable teaching location at the elementary school, or you might decide to take your class off-campus (though we would need to know before so we can line up enough drivers or add more volunteers for walking).

What if I don't have a student at the elementary school? We're one big family. Get on over here and enlighten our little ones!

When is it? The schedule is as follows:
Session 1:
September 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
October 14

Session 2:
October 21, 28
November 4, 18
December 2, 9

Session 3:
January 6, 13, 20
February 3, 10, 17

Session 4:
February 24
March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

Session 5:
April 21, 28
May 5, 12, 19

What do I get out of this? You, my friend, get the satisfaction of knowing you helped a bunch of kids become more well-rounded citizens and learners. You get the warm fuzzies from knowing you helped every teacher at Exploris Elementary get two hours of uninterrupted team planning. You also get a higher weighted chance to get an Explorations class of your choice for your student. We are also working to get you some additional perks so stay tuned!

Who do I contact for more information? Eugene Wheeler (ewheeler@exploris.org) or Cornelius Gloria (cgloria@exploris.org)

Rain Plan

Please have a backup if your class does not take place indoors