After School Programs

The HELP Program

The HELP program is designed to aid in your child’s success in homework. Operating out of the Trinity Academy library, the program runs Monday-Thursday from school dismissal until 4:00 p.m. Homework Coaches are present to support your child, working toward homework completion and correctness. Our goal is that when you pick up your child at 4:00 p.m. he/she will be ready to have some family fun time, with the potential burden of homework off of your shoulders. $85.00 per month. For more information contact Chris Freeman or click HERE to register for HELP.

The After-School Academy

The After School Academy is a great way to add some fun to your child’s afternoon. The program operates from school dismissal until 6:00 p.m., including early release days. Your child will spend the afternoon completing homework assignments, being active with friends, and enjoying the amenities on our 40 acre campus. A typical day consists of a snack period, participation in the HELP Program, daily devotion, and multiple activity periods, all led by our trained after school counselors. We maintain a 1:12 adult to student ratio, with both male and female staff members. The cost varies depending on the number of days needed. You can find a complete list of the After School Academy options, located below.

Monthly Fees for the After School Academy
5 Days/Week Option: $209.00/Month
4 Days/Week Option: $183.00/Month
3 Days/Week Option: $155.00/Month
2 Days/Week Option: $115.00/Month
1 Day/Week Option: $75.00/Month

For more information contact Chris Freeman or click HERE to register for the After School Academy.

After-School Art with Mrs. Heimbach

Lower School Art Teacher, Mrs. Anna Heimbach, hosts After School Art classes in her room on Tuesday afternoons from 3:00-4:15 p.m. for all interested 3rd-5th graders. These classes are designed for students who enjoy art, wish to improve their skills, and want to go beyond what is done in the regular school art classes. There are five, six-week sessions offering drawing, painting, printmaking, mixed media, and sculpture. For more information contact Anna Heimbach or click HERE to register for After School Art.

2018-19 Private Music Lessons (During and After-School Option)

Trinity offers private piano, guitar (acoustic, electric, bass), and strings (violin, viola, cello) lessons throughout the school year. Depending upon the grade and length of lesson, lessons can take place during recess, lunch, study periods, ensemble, or after school. Students also have the opportunity to perform each semester on a Fall Recital and Spring Recital. Students will receive a total of twenty-nine lessons throughout the academic school year. Parents may sign their children up for thirty minute, forty-five minute, or sixty minute lessons. For more information please contact the program Coordinator, Vivian Adams or sign up HERE.

Strings Ensemble

The string ensemble program at Trinity is broken into two levels: beginner string class/ensemble and an intermediate ensemble. If your student is just beginning or wants to learn how to play a string instrument, the beginner string class is perfect for your child. There will be a combination of beginner pedagogy instruction and repertoire that will culminate in an end of the year performance. The intermediate ensemble will work occasionally on some technique and pedagogy but will primarily focus on orchestra repertoire, levels 2-3 for the end of the year concert. The beginner ensemble will meet Mondays and Thursdays 2:30-3:15pm and the advanced ensemble will meet Tuesdays, 2:30-3:15pm. Contact Sara Blanton for more information or sign up HERE.

Group Guitar

This course is designed to teach guitar to students at the beginning to intermediate levels to play in an ensemble. The class will perform as an ensemble in a Winter and Spring Recital. Supplemental individual instruction is limited. Students are urged to seek individual instruction independent of the class. Instructor approval is required of students that are not currently studying with a teacher. Each student will be expected to provide his or her own instrument.  Classes will meet Wednesdays from 3:00-3:45pm.

Learn more HERE.

 

Strings – Summer Camp Intensive

This is a one-week string intensive focused at students who have never played a string instrument before and are hoping to learn the basics of string playing. This is also for 1st or 2nd year players who need a review and are hoping to bolster foundational skills. Students will learn proper playing position, bowing technique, repertoire in both major and minor keys, and improvisation. The week will culminate in a concert featuring full ensemble playing as well as trio and duo performances. Each musician has the opportunity to have at least one private lesson over the course of the week. There will be a limited amount of instruments available for students to borrow. Students will arrive at 9am, there will be a snack break half way through the morning, and each day will conclude by 12pm. To register, click HERE. For more information, please email Sara Maria Blanton at saramariablanton@gmail.com

There are 4 assistantship spots for experienced string players who will act as peer mentors and receive chamber music coaching. Students interested in applying for these spots are expected to have 2+ years of string playing, know a minimum of 1 octave G, D, A, and C major scales and be able to play music at a Suzuki book 3 level or higher. They will spend their time assisting in the beginner group class, working on chamber music as a small group, and will receive one private lesson over the course of the week from Mrs. Blanton. At the end of the week they will perform the chamber music pieces they worked on throughout the camp period.

Summer 2018 Music Lessons

Trinity offers private piano, guitar (acoustic, electric, bass), and strings (violin, viola, cello) lessons throughout the summer. One session of summer lessons consists of eight private lessons. Lessons are thirty, forty-five, or sixty minutes in duration and can easily be scheduled around summer vacations and camps. For those students participating in Camp Trinity, lessons may be scheduled during the camp day. This is also a great time to try out an instrument! Register NOW!

Tutoring Support Services

Tutoring Specialists partner with the classroom teacher by working within the school curriculum to provide intensive support in specific subjects with the purpose of bridging learning gaps and strengthening comprehension. The following tutors are Trinity Academy approved. Please contact them directly via the email listed.

Tutor Specialization Email
Sarah Auxier Upper School Math, SAT/ACT Prep sarmelch@me.com
Robin Bambrick Learning Disabilities, US Writing and Academic Support, Reading Specialist robinbambrick@gmail.com
Jessica Crawford Lower and Upper School Reading and Writing jessicapcrawford@gmail.com
Mia Lyons Lower School Reading & Writing lyonsgary@bellsouth.net
Cheryl McComish Learning Disabilities, US Writing and Academic Support cherylmccomish@hotmail.com
Elaine Newton Lower School Academic Support rnewton5@nc.rr.com
Kristen Votta Lower and Upper School Reading, Writing, Spelling, Vocabulary, Comprehension, and English Literature krvotta@ncsu.edu