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Please note: Availability in most programs is limited and enrollment is based on a weighted ranking priority system. We reserve the right to cancel a program at any time due to low student enrollment.


Art Studio

  • January 30 – May 5, 2023.
  • Fridays, 3:25 – 4:25 PM.
  • Leader: Ms. Vinnard.

Enjoy a relaxing afternoon in the calm environment, where we will listen to music as we explore many different artistic media. These will include colored pencils, watercolor pencils, watercolors, markers, Sharpies, pastels, acrylic paints, collage, and others. We will also view art technique instructional videos to learn more about how to create flowers, landscapes, and other types of scenes.

Cosplay Club with Diversionary Theatre 

Cosplaying is all about diving deep into your character while putting your spin on their iconic look. Think outside the box and you’ll find that there are many different tools you can use to create iconic Cosplay looks and characters. Come learn some Cosplay closet tips, how to take your Cosplay to the next level with an element of performance and have a great time!

Creative Photography with MOPA

This program is generously funded, organized, and taught by the San Diego Museum of Photographic Arts and includes a visit to MOPA in Balboa Park! Explore image-making, experiment with various photographic techniques and learn to express your ideas visually. Cameras are provided.

Dance Club: Latin Dance/ Hip Hop

  • CANCELLED. January 30 – May 5, 2023.
  • Wednesdays, 3:25 – 4:25 PM.
  • Leaders: Cybele Peña.

We are proud to provide high quality dance instruction that promotes social emotional growth, mental and physical wellness, and offers an opportunity for students to learn more about the world and themselves through dance. These classes are taught by highly sought after veteran teachers with over twenty years of experience working in public schools. Our vision is that the dance classes and performance opportunities will help to create community within the school and give students something to be proud of.

Flamenco 101 (Dance and Culture)

  • CANCELLED. January 30 – May 5, 2023.
  • Tuesdays, 3:25 – 4:25 PM.
  • Leader: Sonny Burton, Flamenco With Roots.

Flamenco 101 provides a fun and exciting cultural dance class for all ability levels.  This program exposes students to the rich heritage of Andalusia in southern Spain, where a cultural and ethnic melting pot created the famously intense and fiery tradition of music, art, poetry, literature, and dance known as Flamenco.  Students will learn how to isolate movement and alternately rest and move explosively, as they gain an understanding of and appreciation for the complex rhythms of Flamenco.  ¡Olé!

Improv with Diversionary Theatre

Come one, come all, and let’s make some comedy!  In this club, students will learn the core fundamentals and principles of Improv, focusing on various games and exercises that will improve their ability to listen actively, make strong, bold & committed choices, and become a more generous stage partner.

Roosevelt MS Theatre Company (RTC)

  • January 30 – May 13, 2023: RTC Calendar.
  • January 30 – March 24: Mondays and Fridays, 3:30 – 4:45 pm. No rehearsals March 13 and 17.
  • April 3 – April 28: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 3:30 – 4:45 pm.
  • TECH WEEK: May 1 – May 5, Monday – Friday, 3:30 – 4:45 pm, including IB Fest performance May 4.
  • SHOW WEEK: May 8 – May 11, Monday – Thursday, 3:30 – 4:45 pm, including Dress Rehearsals.
  • SHOWS (2). May 12 School Show: 3:30 – 5:00 pm. May 13 (Saturday) Friends & Family Show: 6:00 pm.
  • Leader: Ms. Pauline Treviño (RooFriends Volunteer).

It’s SHOW TIME!!  Roosevelt MS Theatre Company will present a Spring Musical in May 2023.  RTC students audition for character and ensemble roles (Cast: 25-30) and fill crew positions (Stage Crew: 6). Auditions open to students enrolled in RTC: Feb 6 – 13. Stage Crew sign-ups will open in March and positions filled in April.



Gender & Sexuality Alliance (GSA) 

  • January 30 – May 5, 2023.
  • Mondays, 3:25 – 4:25 PM.
  • Leader: Mr. Barrios.

Roosevelt’s GSA is a student-led club that promotes equality and diversity among all students regardless of their gender and sexuality. Our club also provides a safe space for our LGBT+ students. In addition, students are engaged in current issues regarding LGBT+ as well as open and educational discussions among students. In past years, GSA club has also been involved in our school activities, as well as District-approved community events such as the San Diego Pride Parade, Safe-School Summit, GLSEN events, etc. Any student is welcome to join the GSA club at any time.



  • January 30 – May 5, 2023.
  • Mondays and Thursdays, 3:25 – 4:25 PM.
  • Leader: Ms. Mindy, Dig Down Deep.

Come get your hands dirty and gain an appreciation for how to create a sustainable environment. Between our raised beds, the greenhouse and our budding orchard. We are so fortunate to have a living laboratory to demonstrate to our community how, through eco-friendly low input methods to the Roosevelt community for sustainable food production, home energy conservation, reduced global footprint, healthy food for students, and opportunities for participating in the emerging green, local economy. Club will enjoy garden inspired snacks and do monthly (as food is available) farm stands. There will also be opportunities to help do outreach with garden produce at school events. 

Girls in Science with the San Diego Zoo

The Girls in Science program is a partnership with the San Diego Zoo. Participants make regular trips to the San Diego Zoo. Topics include habitat conservation, ecosystems and animal life cycles presented by women working in various capacities at the San Diego Zoo.

At the beginning of the school year, all applicants complete and submit a separate Girls in Science application in addition to the After-School Enrichment Activities online form. Places in the class are only awarded to students who have completed both the online ASE application and the separate Girls in Science application. This is a year-long program, Fall – Spring. Applications are now closed.


Strategic Games

  • January 30 – May 5, 2023.
  • Thursdays, 3:25 – 4:25 pm.
  • Leader: Mr. Runyan.

Strategic games are beneficial for the development of critical thinking, creative thinking, strategic thinking, interpersonal, and problem-solving skills. The students will be given the opportunity to learn chess, checkers, card games, Risk, Dungeons and Dragons, Yu-Gi-Oh, Pokémon, backgammon, cribbage, Battleship, Monopoly etc. In addition, students may bring their own strategic games in order to teach other students and compete in tournaments. Please come prepared to learn strategic games and have fun!

AfterSchool Enrichment (ASE) is made possible with the collaboration of:



4 replies on “ASE Program Descriptions

    1. Hi Cynthia, we are currently recruiting a new ASE committee. They will put together the programming for this year. We have relationships with the instructors and organizations on our site, so we hope to be able to provide the same options.

      If you or someone you know is interested in joining the ASE committee please email us at info@roofriends.org.


  1. Hello. I am a 5th-grade student that would like to know if you have to apply for the GSA at the start or closer to January 10th.


    1. Hello, Jack! Roosevelt’s GSA is a year-round, student-led club. Any student is welcome to join the GSA Club at any time.


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