Cost: FREE!

Hours: 6:30am- First Bell; Last Bell – 6:00pm

We are very excited to announce that this year we are able to offer a free before and after school program, which will be available to all AAK students. This program will serve as a safe and enriching environment for our students beyond the school day. It will have a planned structure and schedule that includes opportunities for homework help and academic support. We will continue to offer the same robust after-school activities that we always have–drama, dance, Mad Science, music programs, etc.

With the implementation of this program, we hope to make it easier for families to attend our school, and to extend our reach and the unique opportunities we offer to families who otherwise are unable to access our school due to transportation or care obstacles. Please click here for instructions on how to register your AAK student.

Some highlights of the program:

  • Free to all enrolled students
  • Free breakfast for qualifying families
  • 6:30am-8:10am and 3:20pm-6:00pm
  • Homework help & academic support
  • Structured and safe environment
  • Additional enrichment opportunities


Would you like to be part of an After School Drama Club?

Auditions are open to 2nd-5th Grade for the Fall performance and K-5 for the Spring performance.

Rehearsals are Tuesday/Thursday from 3:30-5:00PM

Drama Club: $90 per semester! (Scholarships offered, please inquire at the front office)


Anyone can dance!
This program is open to all skill levels, but will focus on beginning dancers. Boys and girls who are currently enrolled at The Academy of Arts & Knowledge are eligible to enroll. Please complete the attached enrollment form and submit with your tuition payment to the school’s front desk. Class size is limited to the first 20 students per session.


  • $60 per trimester (or $160 for all 3 trimesters)
  • Scholarships available

Practice Schedule: Starts Monday, August 28th

  • Grades K-2 = Mondays; 3:30-4:30PM
  • Grades 3-5 = Mondays; 4:30-5:30PM

Trimester Schedule

  • 1st trimester (Aug. 28th – Nov. 26th) = BALLET
  • 2nd trimester (Nov. 27th – Mar. 18th) = JAZZ
  • 3rd trimester (Mar. 19th – end of school) = LYRICAL

Attire & Performances

  • Ballet shoes are required for all dance styles & all 3 trimesters. Details about shoes and where to order will be provided on the first day of class. Shoe pricing will be under $40.
  • Attire for practice should be form-fitting, such as leotard & leggings or tights.
  • Costumes for performances will be kept under $60
  • Performance dates and times will be finalized at a later date. Opportunities may include Respect Assemblies, Parades, Paragon Nights, the Arts Gala, and more!

About the Instructor

Bonnie Brown has been teaching dance for over 20 years. Her program emphasizes techniques such as Jazz, Ballet, Tap, Lyrical, and Contemporary. In addition to her passion for sharing the love of dance with her students, Ms. Bonnie has performed with some of Northern Colorado’s premiere dance troupes, including the Colorado Dance Collective, Six Degrees Dance Collaboration, the UNC Sugar Bears, and the Edge Dance Team. As the owner of Essence Dance, Ms. Bonnie’s choreography was chosen to be a part of “New Visions” dance showcase. As an Academy of Arts & Knowledge parent herself, Ms. Bonnie’s vision of bringing the excitement and creativity of dance to out community merges with the goals of our school.


Kids are already naturally gifted creators. They dive into our massive collections of LEGO. And while they build elaborate objects they explore fundamentals principles of engineering and physics. They also learn to collaborate and create without fear of mistakes. The experience is joyful, the impact long lasting.

Intro to STEM with LEGO® 

  • Fridays from 3:30-5:00pm
  • Jan 11, 2019 – Mar 15, 2019 (Fridays)
  • For students in grades K-2
  • $162 for  9 meetings

Sign up at Play-Well.


Mad Science Enrichment Programs Spark Imaginative Learning

Children watch spectacular demonstrations, engage in exciting hands-on activities, participate in inquiry-based discussions and work on interesting take-home projects.Mad Science Presents: Secret Agent Lab!

Hands-on and inquiry-based curriculum held right at the school, no transportation needed!

  • Day: Thursdays
  • Time: 3:25-4:25 PM
  • Dates: 9/7/2017 – 10/12/2017
  • Grades: K-5

Have you ever wondered how magicians pull rabbits from their hats? Or how some of your favorite movies were made? This innovative after school program from Mad Science will help students uncover the inner workings of some of their favorite things — including toys, optical illusions, magic tricks, and more! Discover why a compass always points North and learn how prisms refract white light to create rainbows — without rain! Create your own Curious Cube and master the Chinese yo-yo. Students will be encouraged to make thoughtful connections between the scientific concepts presented in-class and their everyday lives.

Remember, it isn’t magic – it’s science!!

Please Register Online at www.colorado.madscience.org

Scholarship Information:

There are a limited number of scholarships available for families.  To apply for a scholarship, please contact Jada Kankel at jkankel@aak.org.  Scholarships will be awarded September 16th via a lottery depending on number of applicants.”


AAK offers after school group and private lessons for the following instruments:

  • Woodwinds: flute, clarinet, saxophone
  • Brass: trumpet, trombone
  • Strings: guitar, ukulele, violin, viola, cello, bass
  • Percussion: drum set, drum circle
  • Piano, voice

A limited number of loaner instruments are available at no cost. A limited number of need-based scholarships are available for every instrument. Please contact us for details.

Our Instructors

Lorna Floyd

My name is Lorna Floyd, I am the Music Director for AAK and absolutely love working with your children. I have been here since 2010. I’m also the after school woodwind instructor for our school. I have a degree in Music from Fort Lewis College in Durango. I’ve also studied at Berklee College of Music in Boston.

I offer group and private instruction on flute, clarinet and saxophone to our students every day after school. Contact me for rates and availability. I promise to make it affordable for you; I really want to see our band grow! Let’s get started, shall we?

Ron Forte

I hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education from Berklee College of Music in Boston and a Master’s Degree in Jazz Studies from the University of Northern Colorado. I’ve been playing trumpet professionally since 1967. In my earlier days, I was fortunate to have played in bands that opened for Ike & Tina Turner, Tommy James & the Shondells and Bobby Rydell. I also played trumpet on five different cruise lines in their show bands. These cruise lines included, Holland America Costa, Chandris Fantasy Cruise Line, Commodore Cruise Line and Sea Escape.

Lydia Oates



Ruth Meyers