Family Care opens at 7:00am Monday through Friday. The children play with games and toys, talk with friends, or work on homework. Junior High students are excused 15 minutes before their electives begin (8:15am) so they have plenty of time to go to their lockers. Elementary students are dismissed to the courtyard at 8:45am for morning Flag.
Kinderland is our after school enrichment program for K students Monday through Friday offered during the hours of 12:45pm until 3:30pm and it is billed at the same rate as Family Care ($5.60 per hour). In addition to time for children to eat lunch at school and enjoy outdoor play time, each day includes a variety of fun and educational activities. Activities are designed to offer the children both enrichment and enjoyment in areas of language arts and reading, math, science, arts and crafts, physical activities, auditory and visual perception, problem solving, and socialization with individual and teamwork skill building. A calendar is provided monthly detailing each day’s enrichment activities.
Afternoon Family Care begins at 3:45 Monday through Friday.
Depending on the weather, students begin each afternoon with having recess from 3:45 – 4:00pm. At 4:00 they all go inside to Fellowship Hall for homework until 5:00pm. During this time the children are given a snack while they work on their homework. The age/grade of the student determines the length of time the child works on homework. At 5:00 the students clean up and go outside for recess until 6:00pm.
Fridays are a special day where students can enjoy “Movie Day”. They have popcorn and drinks and relax after a busy week.
On half days, children are signed in at 12:30pm and then have lunch. After lunch, the students will go outside for recess. Students also have indoor time to play games, draw and hang out with friends. At 4:00pm they watch a movie and have a snack.
|Morning Family Care||7:30-9:00 am||M-F||TK-8th|
|TKland||12:30-3:30 pm||M, T, Th||TK only|
|Kinderland||12:30-3:30 pm||M, T, Th, F||K only|
|Afternoon Family Care||3:30-6:00 pm|
|M, T, Th, F|
|TK-8th (no TK on F)
To contact Family Child Care, please call Sue Bennet at 925-954-6326.
$5.60/hour billed per 15 minute increments.
NorthCreek Academy belongs to the Bay Area Christian Schools Athletic League (BACSAL). There are four divisions, North, East, West, and South with a total of 21 private Christian schools. Our regular season is played in the East Division along with Contra Costa Christian, San Ramon Christian, Tabernacle, and WCCA. For more information about BACSAL, please visit their website at www.bacsal.org.
NCA offers sports programs for both boys and girls in junior high. Girls softball and boys flag football are played in the fall, boys and girls basketball are played in the winter, boys soccer and girls volleyball are played in the early spring, and boys volleyball and girls soccer are played late spring. The athletes participate in their sport three days a week which includes two games and a practice. The teams will participate in the league tournament at the end of the season depending on their record in league.
For more information about our sports program, download the SPORTS HANDBOOK.
Our coaches are hand selected based on their experience and relatability with the kids. All coaches are professing Christians representing NorthCreek Church or other Bible-believing fellowships. The coaches not only teach the fundamentals of the game but instill important moral values within each child in a team environment.
To contact our coaches, please e-mail Athletic Director, Genevieve Lee.
Students who are referred to the LAP for remediation meet with a learning specialist in individual sessions one to three hours per week. These sessions are based on individual student needs and focus on developing foundational academic skills, strengthening processing skills and improving compensatory skills for classroom success.
For our younger students, NCA offers the Search and Teach program. The purpose of this program is to find and assist students who may have difficulty with skills basic to reading and the language arts. All kindergarten students are assessed with the SEARCH screening tool in September. Those who would benefit from individual instruction in preacademic and beginning academic skills meet with an instructor in individual TEACH sessions thirty to sixty minutes per week.
Below is a brief description of what this program offers students (taken from the Odyssey website):
The Odyssey of the Mind teaches students to learn creative problem-solving methods while having fun in the process. For more than twenty five years, this unique program has helped teachers generate excitement in their students. By tapping into creativity, and through encouraging imaginative paths to problem-solving, students learn skills that will provide them with the ability to solve problems — great and small — for a lifetime. The Odyssey of the Mind teaches students how to think divergently by providing open-ended problems that appeal to a wide range of interests. Students learn how to identify challenges and to think creatively to solve those problems. They are free to express their ideas and suggestions without fear of criticism. The creative problem-solving process rewards thinking “outside of the box.” While conventional thinking has an important place in a well-rounded education, students need to learn how to think creatively and productively.