B Sharp After School is based at the Leadership Academy at Como Elementary and is open to all 2nd-5th grade students in FWISD. Enrollment in the B Sharp After School program is free. Students receive music instruction after school each day (following the FWISD calendar) in the form of the following: full orchestra, wind ensemble, string ensemble, instrument sectionals, music theory, and choir. These classes are organized by ability based learning groups. Additionally, students receive social skills classes (life skills in 3-5 steps taught using the Boys Town Education Model), feelings classes (instructional classes that help students learn how to handle their emotions), and academic assistance. The students receive a meal each afternoon provided by the Tarrant Area Food Bank.
2017-2018 DAILY PROGRAM SCHEDULE INFORMATION
Monday–Friday: 3:30pm meal / 4:00-5:30 instruction time
Interested students may enroll in B Sharp After School during one of our enrollment windows.
Fall Enrollment Window: May 16, 2017 – September 1, 2017
First Day of B Sharp After School for RETURNING musicians: 8/21/17 (First Day of School)
First Day of B Sharp After School for NEW students: 8/28/17 (after paperwork is processed)
Spring Enrollment Window: January 9, 2018 – January 12, 2018
First Day of B Sharp After School for NEW students: 1/16/18 (after paperwork is processed)
The requirements for joining are as follows:
1. Parent/Guardian must complete the B Sharp Enrollment Form & Parental Consent Form (available below or from a B Sharp Admin Team staff member).
2. Parent/Guardian must attend the B Sharp Policies & Procedures meeting (If the parent is unavailable on the meeting date, they must schedule an individual meeting with a B Sharp Admin Team staff member to review the necessary information).
3. Parent/Guardian must agree to accept responsibility for following the stated policies in the B Sharp Parent Handbook by signing the B Sharp Handbook Rules and Regulations Acknowledgement Form in addition to completing the Parental Consent Form.