Top Academic Enrichment Programs in Austin

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Published Nov 3, 2015

Does your child need a bit of extra help with their homework? Or are they looking for more of an academic challenge? Or perhaps you are looking to give a preschooler a head start in developing their learning skills? If so, these are some great service providers that can help:

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Top Academic Enrichment Programs in Austin



Froggin Learning Center

Froggin is a Spanish Immersion Center, and an after school program. From the eyes of a child, Froggin is all fun and games! Those games are much more than just fun; they are a gateway for the children to become fully immersed in Spanish in an organic way. The staff plays and interact in a variety of ways, encouraging kids to speak Spanish. Each game and activity has a specific objective that helps children learn the language, progressing each week from simple to more complex language over time.


Baby Signs® by Tina C.

Six-week play classes for hearing babies and toddlers to learn starter signs to help them “talk” about their worlds. For ages 8 – 36 months. Signs, songs, fun activities to help practice the signs along with helpful parent handouts are included in each class. Signs taught are ASL with a few modifications for small hands. Four-week Tummy Time Class and 45-min. Sibling Class also available.




Sylvan Learning Center

Sylvan tutors use a personal approach and interactive technology to help kids learn math, reading, writing and more—turning B's into A's and frustration into confidence! Several locations are available throughout the Austin area for your convenience.





Kumon

Kumon learning centers for children specializes in nationwide after school math and reading programs for preschool students through 12th grade. You’ll find that Kumon is different from passive learning programs. Instead of taking notes, memorizing facts, and being fed information from teachers or a tutor, your child actively develops critical, self-learning skills. Kumon has several locations in the Austin area.



ACE Academy

ACE Academy is a private, independent school for gifted students in Austin.

ACE offers classes for students from three years old through high school in flexible groupings and combine strong, integrated academic curriculum with a global outlook.




Achievement Learning Center

Whether a student is struggling in school or looking for academic enrichment, Achievement Learning Center can provide a learning program designed to maximize his/her true learning potential. Programs are offered in early reading, reading comprehension, writing, math, science, study skills, homework success, and SAT/ACT prep.




Tutor Time

Tutor Time offers Infant Care, Preschool and other early education programs. They assess each child’s progress in meeting objectives established for every stage of learning and shape lessons accordingly. Enrichment programs include Austin’s School of Rock Little Wings music classes, Mini Kickers soccer and Kinder Dance and Gymnastics.



Bullock Texas State History Museum

Several museum activity guides are available for students at all grade levels. The topics relate to films and exhibitions and support the Texas curriculum. Such activities can be done on a class field trip, or during a family visit to the museum.



Thinkery

The Thinkery offers a variety of academic enrichment programs for families, and kids of all ages.

For school-aged kids, the most notable are the after-school Spark Club (for kids ages 8-12), Family Nights, and of course the spring break and summer camps.




Phoenix Arising Aviation Academy

Phoenix Arising has partnered with the Austin Independent School District to bring programs to economically disadvantaged youth. After school programs engage youth in hands-on learning experiences that challenge them to explore math and science concepts in new ways. Students start with learning the basics of aerodynamics and flight simulation, gradually increasing in complexity throughout the year, resulting in increased comprehension, confidence and commitment.



French Legation Museum

The French Legation Museum's outreach programs bring hands-on history programs to classrooms, after-school programs and community centers. Presented by museum educators, these programs encourage students to think critically while examining the past!





Blanton Museum of Art

The Blanton provides family programs, public programming, and educational programs. The educational programs include guided visits for K–12 students that address different learning modalities through engaging conversation, collaborative investigation, and thoughtfully planned gallery activities. They reinforce classroom objectives and promote arts integration across the curriculum.



Lupine Lane Cottage

Lupine Lane is a school that serves early childhood. They also offer a variety of creative enrichment opportunities to toddlers, school age children, preteens, teens and adults. The knowledge and skills that people gain at Lupine Lane provide personal development and fulfillment for all ages. Lupine Lane is a place to cultivate creative expression as individuals grow, flourish and make the world a more peaceful, beautiful place.






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