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After School Activities Calendar 2014-2015 (PDF)

After School Activities Spring Session from April 13 to May 29, 2015 (PDF)

Groves Academy's enduring success stems from more than 40 years' experience working with students with learning disabilities and attention disorders.  We understand that to be successful, we need to address the intellectual, social and emotional aspects of learning in all of our students.  We recognize that while we need to target a student's weaknesses, we must also nurture that student's strengths.

As such, Groves Academy has developed a rich and diverse after school program to help our students discover and develop interest in art, athletics, technology and other activities. Held from 3:15 to 4:15, the After School Activities Program offers new and exciting activities, as well as old favorites, during the fall, winter and spring of the school year.

Extended Day Option

Additionally, students who participate in after school activities have the option to participate in an extended day program from 4:15PM – 5:30PM each school day.  Students will be supervised and will have the opportunity to play games or complete homework assignments.

Below is a sampling of some of our exciting after school activities that are offered throughout the school year. For more information, please contact Curtis Olufson, After School Activities Director, at 952-915-4268 or email at

Come bowl a few games and improve your high score!  After some practice, go for your first strike or get three in a row and get your first turkey!  The fee for bowling includes all games bowled, shoe rental, transportation and instructor fees.  Transportation is included to Texa-Tonka Lanes.

Computer Crazy
Crazy about computers?  Like to play games or create things with your PC?  Or do you want a bit more practice with your keyboarding skills?  If you said yes to any of the above, this is the class for you!  Grab a friend a come enjoy this crazy computer class together!

The granddaddy of them all and a Groves Academy favorite!  Get ready to use your dodging and throwing skills in a game of dodgeball – Groves style! Throw, duck, weave and watch the Medic come to the rescue!  From 1st graders to Upper Schoolers, this is one after school activity you won't want to miss!

Minnesota Twisters
Minnesota Twisters is the premiere, state-of-the-art USAG certified trampoline and tumbling gym in Minnesota.  The Twisters' professional staff is available to facilitate skill development for all levels of recreational and competitive trampoline and tumbling.  Transportation to and from Minnesota Twisters is provided.  A waiver must be completed before participating.

Running Club
Grab your running shoes and hit the Midtown Greenway with us after school for some fun, recreational running.  This is a great class for students who are trying to stay in shape for a sport, who are training for a race or who are just looking for a great after school activity.  At our last class, we will have a timed Fun Run to see how we've done!

Head over to 3rd Lair Skate Park in Golden Valley with your friends for an afternoon and hit the pool, some half-pipes and all sorts of ramps at one of the Midwest's finest skate parks!  Whether you're getting on a skateboard for the first time, or want to perfect your grab above a half-pipe, Groves' skateboarding class is for you!

Study Hall
Lower, Middle and Upper School students can find a quiet, structured setting to work on homework at their own pace while receiving support from Groves Academy teachers.  For an hour each day after school, students can work diligently on their homework and then move on to independent reading or other skill building activity.

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