Students may go home when the academic day ends at 2:35 PM, but most choose to stay at school. During this time the school offers a variety of organized co-curricular activities, or students may use the time as they like, studying or just hanging out. The two most popular after-school activities are sports and drama. Athletes practice and play games after school while actors rehearse their roles for the play and “techies” work on the technical side of the production. Once a week there is an after school photography workshop and four days a week there are music lessons.
Students not involved in these supervised activities may walk to one of the local shops for some refreshments (if they have their parents’ permission!) or they may stay at school. The Computer Lab and the Library are open after school, so many students gather there to get a jump on their homework. This is also a good time to meet with teachers for some extra review.
Typically, afterschool activities end in time for bus riders to catch the 4:45 departure (exceptions include game days and tech rehearsal). If students are required to stay late for an activity, parents are notified ahead of time. All students are expected to leave school by 5:00 PM on regular days.