Holiday Program

Afterschool Holiday Program
Monday, Dec. 17

5:30 pm

All Are Welcome


(Afterschool Winter Break Starts      Tuesday, Dec. 18)

Afterschool Photos 

Music & Tutoring Afterschool

Enrollment is now open for the 2018-19 FBC-W Music & Tutoring Afterschool with first priority for students attending Oaklawn Language Academy and other Title I schools. We offer a NC 21st Century Community Learning Center funded by the NC Department of Public Instruction. Now in its 14th year, our program provides academic and fine arts instruction for grades K-8th through small group homework assistance and weekly fine arts lessons. 

Anita Stroud Afterschool
Our sister program, the Anita Stroud Afterschool Program, offers many of the same features but has a STEM focus. It is located at the Ivory Baker Recreation Center at The Park @ Oaklawn. Click Here for application.

Program Highlights

  • Teacher-student ratio of 1:15 with licensed teachers and/or college graduates.
  • New monthly charge of only $30 per month September thru May with BOGO Special for second sibling for students attending Title I schools. (Non Title I students must show proof of income or pay $200 per month) 
  • Weekly violin, piano, chorus and art/STEM classes at no extra cost.
  • New this year are classes for Brass--trumpet, tuba, saxaphone--courtesy of Community School of the Arts.
  • Before School services available for Oaklawn Language Academy students.
  • Online application CLICK HERE.
  • Annual Student Action Plans in Consultation with Parents
  • Christmas and Spring Program
  • Reading Buddies
  • Nutritious Suppers
  • State-of-the-art facility, including wireless laptops, library and gym.
  • Fun Friday games and activities such as organized P.E., STEM, Character Development, etc.

We also offer a special SMART Tutoring Program primarily for students who are below grade level in language arts and/or have failed their literacy EOG tests.

Laptop computers and internet service available.

Online Registration & Payments.

We follow the open/close schedule of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, as well as CMS' inclement weather schedule.

Operating hours are 7:15am-8:45am for before school and 3-6:30pm for afterschool. We check in students and authorized family/friends must sign out students. 

$25 registration fee required to hold child's spot.

**Note that this year we will charge $30 a month with a BOGO discount for sibling. No payments due in August and June and no extra fee for months with five weeks, but no pro-rating. Due the 1st of the month. If payment not received by the 5th of month. (Non Title I students must show proof of income or pay $200 per month)**


$2 per minute after 6:30 p.m. Payment made by money order made out to "Charlotte CSA" or online at —sorry, no checks!

A nutritious supper provided 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 within 10-mile radius.

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 or call the office at 704.372.3742.


For the third 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 2016 at Johnson C. Smith University's Biddle Hall.


AMEX Giving Program

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Members Give allows you to use any American Express® Card to donate to the afterschool program. Donations can be made in dollars or, if you are enrolled in the Membership Rewards® program, you can redeem your points to donate.

Your donation is completely tax deductible. You also can set up recurring donations or spread out donations over time. If you are enrolled in an American Express Loyalty program, you can earn valuable rewards with every dollar you donate.

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Microsoft Field Trip

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.

Afterschool Video


awardThe 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.


Christmas Program