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, drum circle, 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) and feelings classes (instructional classes that help students learn how to handle their emotions). The students receive a meal each afternoon provided by the Tarrant Area Food Bank.
2018-2019 DAILY PROGRAM SCHEDULE INFORMATION
Monday–Friday: 4:00pm meal / 4:20-5:30 instruction time
Interested students may enroll in B Sharp After School during one of our enrollment windows.
Fall Enrollment Window: August 16, 2018 – August 31, 2018
First Day of B Sharp After School for RETURNING musicians: 8/20/18 (First Day of School)
First Day of B Sharp After School for NEW students: 8/27/18 (or after paperwork is processed through 8/31/18)
Spring Enrollment Window: January 9, 2019 – January 11, 2019
First Day of B Sharp After School for students: 1/14/19 (after paperwork is processed)
The requirements for enrolling 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 member on campus at the Leadership Academy at Como Elementary).
2. Parent/Guardian must agree to accept responsibility for following the stated policies in the B Sharp Parent Handbook – available HERE. Acknowledgement signified by signature on the B Sharp After School Enrollment Form.