Enrichment Programs at Whittier

At Whittier, our students have many opportunities to learn and grow before, during, and after the school day. For additional information about Whittier's enrichment programs and to learn about current program offerings, please click on the links to the right.

After School

Community Ed offers a wide variety of extracurricular, enrichment classes for Whittier students on a fee basis. Students who receive free-and-reduced-price lunch pay half-price for Community Ed after-school classes. Whittier's Afer School Activities Program (ASAP) runs Mon-Thur from school dismissal (4:10pm) until 5:45pm when buses depart. Sessions run in the Fall, Winter, and Spring. Brochures come home in students' backpacks or are available online here. Jeff "Nacho" Carlson is Whittier's Community Ed Coordinator. You can reach him by email at jeff.carlson01@mpls.k12.mn.us or by phone at 612-668-4181. Jeff is frequently out of the office, so please leave a message. He is very good at returning calls! Or visit him in the Community Ed office in room 136.

GEMS and GISE: GEMS is Girls in Engineering Math and Science. GISE is Guys in Science and Engineering. Whittier offers both GEMS and GISE in its Community Ed after-school program, ASAP. For more information on GEMS/GISE at Whittier, click here. Or contact Jeff Carlson.

ALC offers FREE extended-day academic learning in small group settings with licensed teachers. Kristin Bennett is Whittier's ALC Coordinator. You can reach her by email at kristin.bennett@mpls.k12.mn.us.

(Jeff Carlson manages transportation for both Community Ed and ALC.)

Before School

JumpStartWhittier's before-school enrichment program, is a fun way for students to start their school day. JumpStart runs from 8:00am until school starts (9:40am) Mon-Thurs. The JumpStart schedule coincides with ASAP. The annual cost for JumpStart is $160. Ms. Bennett coordinates the JumpStart program. Registration forms come home in students' backpacks or available in the Community Ed office (612-668-4181, room 136).

In Whittier's Spanish Club, students learn Spanish in a theme-based, successive language program. Spanish Club is an extracurricular, fee-based program. Needs-based scholarships are available upon request. Spanish Club meets every Tues/Thurs morning 8:25-9:25am that school is in session from the Tuesday after Labor Day to the Thursday before Memorial Day. Whittier's Spanish Club is facilitated by our community partner, Language Sprout. You can contact Language Sprout by email at hello@languagesprout.com or by phone at 651-323-9523.


(Page updated 8/15)