Please note: Availability in most programs is limited and enrollment is based on a first-come, first-served basis. We reserve the right to cancel a program at any time due to low student enrollment.


Academic Tutoring is no longer part of the ASE offerings since it may be utilized by any student at any time throughout the year; there is no need to sign up through ASE for tutoring.


Art Studio 

  • 1/29/19 – 5/2/18
  • Tuesdays, 1:30-2:30 p.m.
  • Leader: Ms. Glaze.

In this class, students of all artistic skill levels will explore using art as a way to express themselves and their unique ideas. Students will be given the opportunity to practice new techniques, learn a wide range of art media, and show off their own artistic styles. Through exposure to a diverse range of artists and methods, students will enrich personal identity and evoke deep critical thinking about art and life. Art history, terminology, aesthetics, and discussion methods will be studied throughout this course. Please note that the class will begin in Room 362 but will meet elsewhere beginning 2/5/19, TBD.

Photography with the Museum of Photographic Arts

  • 9/24/19-12/17/19
  • Tuesdays, 1:30-3:45 p.m.
  • Leaders: MOPA staff

This program is generously funded, organized, and taught by the San Diego Museum of Photographic Arts and includes a visit to MOPA! Explore image-making with the Museum of Photographic Arts and experiment with various photographic techniques and learn to express your ideas visually. Cameras are provided. Priority given to students who have not taken Photography with MOPA before. Fall offering only, 20 seats.

Roosevelt Theatre Company 

  • Spring Semester Only
  • 9/25/18-12/20/18
  • Tuesdays, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.& Thursdays, 2:30 – 4:00 p.m.
  • Auditorium
  • Leader: Parent Volunteers.

This program is organized and taught by experienced parent volunteers. Expand your theater skills by participating in rehearsing and performing a play (title TBA). At the end of each term, the program will culminate in two performances on the final day. Students will be expected to do research, develop their characters, memorize lines, and perform for fellow Roosevelt students, friends, and family.

Due to the nature of the rehearsal process, a commitment to attending the entire term’s program and the final performances is required. Final performances will include one school day show and one evening show during the week of 5/31/2019.

Class size will ultimately depend on the number of parent volunteers available. Parent volunteers must fill out a volunteer form with the office and have a TB test on file. Students who have parents committed to weekly volunteering with Roosevelt Theatre Company may be given priority in placement.

Hip-Hop Dance 

  • 1/29/19 – 5/2/18
  • Thursdays
  • 2:30-3:30 p.m.
  • Leader: Evolve instructor.

This exciting and fast paced dance class will leave you feeling fresh!  Don’t be intimidated…great for boys and girls in this high-energy dance class that will definitely have you movin’ to the beats! Let loose while developing musicality, confidence, coordination, and creativity. This class is great for those who want to enhance their hip hop groove. All music and moves are age appropriate.  No experience necessary..


Classic Movie Reviews

  • TBD Fall 2019
  • Wednesdays, 2:30-4:00pm
  • Leader: Ms. Kuncz

This club will focus on exposing students to classic American films based on the American Film Institute’s Top 100. Students will watch, reflect, and analyze films that have left a huge impact on American society and are beneficial to know to to be more culturally aware. Students will learn the basics of film and film history, followed by watching and discussing a variety of classics including Star Wars Episode IV, E.T., and Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Students will also write film reviews, which will have the opportunity to be included in the Roughrider News.

Gender & Sexuality Alliance (GSA) 

  • TBD Fall 2019
  • Mondays, 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.,
  • Leaders: Mr. Barrios, Ms. Williams, Mrs. Vinnard

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. GSA club also gets involved in our school activities, and 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, no limit on seats.


Now included in Roosevelt elective curriculum, no longer offered by ASE.

Junior Model United Nations (JMUN)

  • TBD Fall 2019 – Full-Year Program
  • Thursdays, 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.,
  • Second Hour TBD in April and May 2020
  • Leader: Mr. Cortes

In Junior Model United Nations, students will assume the roles of ambassadors of specific countries and research issues and write proposals for those countries throughout the year. In May, they will represent their countries in various committees with real-world problems and issues at a two-day end of year conference with other schools. At this conference, students will make speeches, debate, create and vote on proposals and counter-proposals; they will have to make quick decisions as they negotiate with other ambassadors. Classes will be once a week until mid-spring, adding a mandatory second hour for the last 8 weeks of the program; students will be expected to attend and participate in the two-day JMUN conference in the spring, typically late May. Year round offering, 36 seats.  


Now included in Roosevelt elective curriculum, no longer offered by ASE.


Garden Club

  • 9/23/19 – 12/16/19 and Spring TBD, full-year program
  • Mondays 2:30 – 4:00 p.m
  • Leader: Ms. Mindy

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 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. Year round offering, 20 seats.

Girls in Science with the San Diego Zoo

  • TBD Fall 2019, full-year program
  • Wednesdays, 2:30 – 4:00 p.m.
  • Leaders: Ms. Sponsler and Zoo Staff.

The Girls in Science program is a partnership with the San Diego Zoo and participants will make regular trips to the zoo. While at the San Diego Zoo and here at Roosevelt, members learn about topics such as habitat conservation, ecosystems, and animal life cycles from women working in various capacities at the zoo. Year round offering. All potential applicants must attend a Mandatory meeting TBD. Students will receive a separate Girls in Science application to complete in addition to the After-School Enrichment Activities online form. Places in the class will be awarded to students who have completed the online application and completed the separate Girls in Science application.

Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement (MESA)

  • 9/24/19 – 12/18/19, Spring TBD, full-year program
  • Wednesdays & Thursdays, 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
  • Leader: Mr. Zeunges. 

Attendance on both Wednesdays and Thursdays required for enrollment. Come to MESA and build engineering and/or science projects for competitions at SDSU. Roosevelt International Middle School has consistently won regional and state awards. Sample projects include mouse trap cars, model of the eye, popsicle stick bridges, and others. Students can advance to the state and national level. Students must attend both Wednesdays and Thursdays. Enrollment priority may be given to previous students, but a number of new student spaces are guaranteed. New students encouraged to apply; previous enrollment does not guarantee placement. Year-round offering, 25 seats.


Cesar Chavez Service Club  

  • TBD Fall 2019
  • Tuesdays, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
  • Leader: Cesar Chavez staff 

Service Clubs ( provide leadership development programs in schools across San Diego County, building confidence, competence, and a sense of community within young people. Club members, called “Chavistas,” meet weekly at their school and plan and carry out service projects to benefit the communities where they live. Through teaching the ten values Cesar Chavez embodied, the Clubs work to inspire students to believe in themselves and to learn through the Club experiences that they can make a lasting difference in our world. Each club votes on service projects they would like to work on. Any student is welcome to join. Year-round offering, no limit on seats.

No Place for Hate

  • TBD Fall 2019, full-year program
  • Thursdays, 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
  • Leader: Ms. Leach 

The No Place for Hate group is a group of students who work together to create a more inclusive school. How do we do this? By exploring the needs of the school and create opportunities for discussion and working together. Our club will design at least 4 different all school activities that will work to prevent bullying and create a better school culture. Students will have the opportunity to attend ADL’s anti-bias student training in La Jolla in October, dates TBD. This is a great opportunity for all students. Additionally, 8th grade students can use this as their 8th-grade community project; some priority seats may be given to 8th graders. Year round offering, 36 seats.


Strategic Games

  • 9/26/19-12/19/19, plus Spring TBD
  • Thursdays, 2:30 – 3:30 p.m., Room 350
  • Leader: Mr. Runyan.

Strategic games are beneficial for the development of critical thinking, interpersonal, and problem solving skills. The students will be given the opportunity to learn GO, chess, Life, backgammon, cribbage, checkers, Sorry, Battleship, Monopoly etc. In addition, the students will have the special opportunity to learn the ancient Chinese strategy game Go from a local expert. Students may bring their own strategic games in order to teach other students and compete in tournaments. Year-round offering, 25 seats.

Middle School Sports (MSPAL)

  • Dates:TBA
  • Multiple days, 2:30 – 5:00 p.m. (Includes Snack and Homework Time), On Game Days the end time will vary.
  • Leader: PrimeTime Coach.

The YMCA’s Middle School P.L.A.Y. Athletic League (MSPAL) is provided by PrimeTime. Co-ed Flag Football and Girls Volleyball in the Fall, Boys and Girls Basketball in the Winter, and Boys and Girls Soccer in the Spring. Middle schools participating in MSPAL include other PrimeTime programs, and various charter and private schools throughout the county. Practices and games will vary on league transportation needs. Contact PrimeTime to find out how to join these activities.


These programs are made possible through the collaboration of:


MISSION STATEMENT: Educating internationally minded students who live and promote peace one day, peace every day.
VISION STATEMENT: At Roosevelt International Middle School, we envision a quality neighborhood school where all students enthusiastically and innovatively solve problems and take responsibility for their own learning. Students learn in an engaging and collaborative environment with rigorous instruction rooted in the IB learner profile traits. Our students will be prepared to participate in the global society of tomorrow. Peace one day, peace every day.

INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE® MISSION: The International Baccalaureate® Organization aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable, and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. To this end, the IBO works with school, governments, and international
organizations to develop challenging programmes of international education and rigorous assessment. These programmes encourage students across the world to work to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people with their differences can also be right.


“Expanding educational opportunities for Roosevelt IB Middle School’s diverse student body.”

The Friends of Roosevelt Foundation, or RooFriends, is committed to raising the funds and providing the people power to help our students succeed in school and in their lives by providing support for:

  • After-school enrichment activities
  • IB teacher training, recertification, and school support
  • 6th grade camp
  • 8th grade promotion activities
  • and much more…

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