School Year 2021/22
School Time to Dinner Time
Explorers will be picked up right after school and dropped off 2 hours later -- with homework done, friendships grown, and learning adventures accomplished.
Board the Bus Straight from School
Harold will be there to pick up little explorers right from school, whisk them away for some learning fun, and then return them to a local drop off -- all before dinner.
Fall Weekly Themes
Synched with the School Year
week-by-week programs designed to compliment the academic calendar
The LAB School Year Adventure Program will follow the school year calendar of any participating partner school. All programs will coincide with scheduled school days (no adventures on holidays or snow days, for example...).
Additionally, all LAB after-school programs will be booked on a week-by-week basis for the duration of one academic quarter -- again coinciding with the released schedule of each LAB partner school.
Since the LAB will first be partnering with the Middleburg Community Charter School (MCCS), all adventure days will coincide with scheduled, Quarter 1, in-school days. You can find the MCCS 2021/2022 Academic Calendar HERE.
T/Th & W/F cohorts for explorers to choose from (or choose both!)
Adventures will be planned around standards-enriching weekly themes -- with two exciting places to visit, two exciting experts to meet, and one exciting, student-centered project each and every week.
Explorers can chose from two different cohorts -- each composed of 12 curious little learners and 2 conductors. One group will depart on adventures every Tuesday and Thursday afternoon, while the other heads out every Wednesday and Friday afternoon. The Tuesday/Thursday cohort will drop off at the Leesburg/Purcellville bus hub locations; the Wednesday/Friday cohort will drop off at the South Riding/Brambleton bus hub locations.
School-time to Dinner-time
pick-up right from school and drop-off right back... 3 exciting hours later
Harold the magic bus will pull through the bus line at the end of the school day to pick little explorers up right from the front door to whisk them away on the day's adventure. En route to the day's planned adventure location, explorers will have time to eat an afternoon snack and work (with the help of a conductor!) on any homework assigned for the day. They will then arrive on site where they will meet someone, make something -- and, eventually, return back to school, with smiles and learning stories to share!
LAB pick-up times will align with the end of each partner school's closing bell. For the upcoming quarter, LAB pick-up time will be 3:15 pm from the MCCS bus loop with a returning drop-off at 5:15 pm to Foxridge Park (T/Th) and the Gum Springs Library (W/F) and 5:30 pm to Loudoun Valley High School (T/Th) and the Fox Movie Theater (W/F).