Music & Tutoring Afterschool
We offer a NC 21st Century Community Learning Center at the First Baptist-West Music & Tutoring Afterschool. Now in its 13th year, our program provides academic and fine arts instruction for grades K-8th through small group homework assistance and weekly fine arts lessons. Highlights include:
- Teacher-student ratio of 1:15 or lower with licensed teachers and/or college graduates.
- Weekly violin, piano, chorus and dance classes at no extra cost
- Annual Student Action Plans in Consultation with Parents
- Christmas and Spring Programs
- Parent Advisory Board
- Reading Buddies
- Nutritious Suppers
- State-of-the-art facility, including laptops, library and gym.
- Fun Friday games and activities such as organized P.E., Character Development, etc.
Online tutoring tailored to child's individual needs.
Online Registration & Payments.
OPERATING HOURS & DAYS
We follow the open/close schedule of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, as well as CMS' inclement weather schedule.
Operating hours are 3-6:30 pm. We check in students and authorized family/friends must sign out students.
REGISTRATION & PAY SCHEDULE
$25 registration fee required to hold child's spot.
$2 per minute after 6:30 p.m. Online payments at www.fbcwest.org —sorry, no checks!
A nutritious supper through the NC Child and Adult Care Food Program.
CMS bus drop-off in area transportation zone. Limited afterschool home drop-off on first-come-first-serve basis.
Fine Arts lessons and online tutoring. Fun Fridays include art, free time, organized physical education, character development, art, etc.
Our teachers help students get started on and usually complete their homework. However, parents should still check their child's homework each night and make sure it is complete and turned in to school.
1st Time -- Teacher Warning/Timeout/In-Class Discipline
2nd Time -- Student Sent to Director
3rd Time -- Contact Parent/Guardian
We have a special group of Reading Buddy volunteers who read, play games and provide selected aid throughout the year.
E-mail email@example.com or call the office at 704.372.3742.
BLACK HISTORY BOWL
For the second year in a row, the First Baptist-West Music & Tutoring Afterschool under the leadership of Afterschool Director Patrice Thompson took First Place in the Black History Quiz Bowl. Sponsored by the Greater Enrichment Program, the Black History Bowl featured contestants from First Baptist-West Music & Tutoring Afterschool, Above and Beyond Afterschool, Police Athletic League of Charlotte Afterschool, Bethlehem Centerl and Greater Enrichment. The event was held February 2015 at Johnson C. Smith University's Biddle Hall.
Microsoft Field Trip
STUDENTS DESERVE OUR VERY BEST
The First Baptist Church-West Afterschool Program and Summer Institute are all about excellence. Excellence for our students, our program, our staff. In all we do, we operate on the core belief that all students deserve the very best.
NC PTA AWARD
The NC PTA awarded the Charlotte Community Services Association and First Baptist-West with the Community Partner of the Year Award for the 2013-14 school year for our joint efforts with Oaklawn Language Academy.
The purpose of this award is to recognize a community partner that has collaborated with the PTA to connect students, families, and staff with a shared objective of student success.