ACE Registration Packet/Policies 2017-18
Nationally Recognized After Class Enrichment Program
Character development, physical activity, and nutrition education are important components of our nationally recognized After Class Enrichment (ACE). We also provide a nutritious snack and supervised homework time each day. You can read more about out program in the other links on this page. The program operates Monday-Friday 2:30-5:30 pm and is open all day on teacher work days and most school holidays.
Click here for 2017-18 brochure.
By providing safe, quality, and affordable child care, we will strive to give all participants an opportunity to create meaningful memories by:
• Promoting healthy lifestyle choices through character, nutrition, fitness, and environmental education
• Establishing tools for success in both academics and life
• Providing fun, recreational activities that allow kids to be kids
ACE Purpose Statement
ACE strives to promote healthy lifestyle choices in youth that will continue into adulthood; create a desire to be successful in academics; develop a love for nature; create productive citizens through civic outreach programs; build professional credibility and public trust; and create a quality workplace for its employees.
The Spartanburg County Parks Department (SCPD) carefully selects and screens every ACE staff member prior to them being hired. Each candidate must undergo a background check, Sex Offenders Registry check, drug screening, and an interview process that requires each candidate to provide personal references, and school and work history information. SCPD recruits heavily from local colleges and universities in order to hire the most educated and competent staff to work in the program. Once an individual has been hired, they must undergo an initial training period where they shadow lead counselors and are trained under direct supervision. Each staff member must also complete Safe Schools Training online. There are several Red Cross classes that staff must take in order to stay current in Red Cross First Aid and CPR certification. Throughout the year, SCPD provides several mandatory staff training sessions that include safety training, behavior modification of children, program development, and fun ideas for new games and crafts.