McAuliffe works with trusted partner organizations in running After School Enrichments during the fall, winter and spring. Enrichment classes run one day per week and take place after school, usually starting right after school and ending by about 5:30pm.

Parents need to contact the organization directly to register and pay for the enrichment. Classes with insufficient registrations may be cancelled, and there is a maximum number of students each class can accommodate. For questions about this program or for information about scholarships, please contact Sherry Beardshear at sherry_beardshear@dpsk12.org.

Spring Enrichments

 Yoga for Empowerment
4:05-5:30     Room B12
Minecraft Coding
4:05-5:05 Room 120
 YouthBiz  4:05-5:30 Room 103 3/14-5/2
 Fashion Design & Sewing       4:05-5:30     Room 111
4:05-5:30  Cafeteria

Fashion Design/Sewing Class

Let your inner designer shine! Everyone is welcome to join no experience necessary! Students will begin with hand sewing and move on to using machines as their skills progress. Students will move at their own pace and will have the opportunity to choose their own projects developing self confidence as they go. Advanced students learn how to use patterns and “upcycle” clothes they bring from home. Lots of fun and creativity! All materials provided.

  • Spring Dates: 3/12/18 – 4/30/18 (7 weeks) No Class March 26th
  • Mondays 4:05-5:30pm in room 111
  • Min 5 | Max 15
  • Cost: $90 ($85 for students continuing from the winter session) please ask for sibling discounts & scholarships. Paypal e-mail is jagh8@comcast.net
  • For more information and to register please contact instructor JoAnne Rizzi at  jagh8@comcast.net.  To pay please bring cash or check or paypal email: jagh8@comcast.net by the first class


An Olympic sport that develops quick reflexes, mental acuity, dexterity, and strength, fencing is a wonderful physical activity for people of all ages, shapes, sizes, and abilities.  In addition to its many health benefits, fencing encourages a lifestyle of integrity, good sportsmanship and discipline.  Students will learn about the history of fencing, the terms used, the equipment required, as well as the basic rules.  They will also be taught proper fencing posture, fencing skills and strategies, and how to referee a fencing match.  Finally, students will have many opportunities to bout their peers in informal matches.

  • Spring Dates: 3/13/18 – 5/1/18 (7 weeks) No Class March 27th
  • Tuesdays 4:05 – 5:30pm in the Cafeteria
  • Min 8 | Max 20
  • Cost: $105 Payment is expected in full prior to the first class, however, we can make alternative payment arrangements if necessary.
  • For more information or to sign-up contact 720-838-4225 or click here.

Minecraft Coding

We will learn basic coding syntax as we learn to customize Minecraft. All classes will be hands-on, 1 to 1 computers, and collaborating with classmates as each student learns and applies JavaScript code.

  • Spring Dates: 3/13/18 – 5/1/18 (7 weeks) No Class March 27th
  • Tuesdays 4:05-5:05pm in room 120
  • Min 6 | Max 15
  • Cost: $150
  • For more information contact 303-381-3741 or email CodeSpireInfo@gmail.com.
  • Register online here.

Sticky Fingers Cooking – CANCELLED

Students will prepare and eat healthy, globally-inspired recipes all while learning to cook in a fun, engaging and real-world way! Our Chefs will reinforce kitchen skills associated with our weekly recipes and emphasize each area of cooking–terminology, ingredients and fun nutrition facts (even a few bad jokes!) We will practice measurements, use a wide array of cooking utensils all while preparing the freshest ingredients.  Full recipes will be created each class with our AWESOME master chef Sticky Fingers Cooking instructors.

Your kids can have a blast every week discovering how easy and fun it is to cook (and gobble-up!) tasty, healthy, American classics and globally-inspired Sticky Fingers Cooking recipes! Sticky Fingers Cooking offers young chefs the chance to explore exciting tastes (all seasonal and as local as possible!), master culinary skills (that they can put to use in family kitchens!) and nourish their bodies and minds. We provide all of the tools, ingredients and instruction needed to cook up a fun, delicious and healthy after-school snack each week. Our on-line recipe collection is included as well for future family cooking fun!

Sticky Fingers Cooking is 100% nut free. We CAN and WILL accommodate ANY and ALL food allergies

  • Spring Dates: 3/15/18 – 5/3/18 (7 weeks) No Class March 29th
  • Thursdays 4:05-5:15 pm in room 121
  • Min 8 | Max 12
  • Cost: $122.50
  • Sign up here.

Yoga for Empowerment

This offering will empower participants to navigate challenges of adolescence. Through discussion, pranayama (breathing exercises) and asana (the physical postures of yoga), students will develop tools to understand emotions, manage stress, improve focus, and embrace their unique identity. Together we’ll learn yoga postures and sequences to build strength and flexibility and breathing techniques to promote relaxation. Yoga mats and nutritious snacks are provided. The class is facilitated by Ashleigh Cook, a former McAuliffe teacher and registered Hatha yoga instructor.

  • Spring Dates: 3/12/18 – 4/30/18 (7 weeks) No Class March 26th
  • Mondays 4:05-5:30 pm in room B12
  • Min 10 | Max 20
  • Cost:  $85
  • For more information contact  Ashleigh Cook, Registered Yoga Teacher (and former McAuliffe teacher!) at ashleigh.restad@gmail.com
  • Register online here.  Payment instructions will be sent after registration form completion. Payment accepted via check, PayPal or Venmo

YouthBiz Start Up

Calling all future entrepreneurs! Ever thought you had an idea for the next big thing?  Ever wanted to started your own business and be your own boss?  YouthBiz StartUp is for you!  This camp will show you how to generate a business idea or improve one you already have, find out more about other businesses doing something similar, create an initial prototype, and prepare and present a professional business pitch, just like Shark Tank!  Along the way, campers will learn about their strengths and weaknesses, how to compose a successful business team, personal financial management and budgeting, the business cycle, and design thinking!  On the last day of camp, young business owners will pitch their businesses to a panel of judges, competing for the grand prize of $100!

  • Spring Dates:  3/14/18 – 5/2/18 (7 weeks) No Class March 28th (7 weeks)
  • Wednesdays 4:05-5:30pm in room 103
  • Min 8 | Max 20
  • Cost: $15 (Scholarships available)
  • Information available here.
  • Registration online here.

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