• Kid Science Experiment
    After-school programs geared to extend learning, inspire innovation, and accelerate achievement
  • Boy With Painted Hands
    Hands-on, project-based activities motivate students to inquire, explore and discover
  • Girl Smiling
    Guided and free play allows students to blow off a little s.t.e.a.m – pun intended

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About Us

Afterschool Labs bridges the gap between school and home with inspiration, learning, and fun.

For Parents
Learn more about how to enroll your children in Afterschool Labs’ STEAM-based, hands-on extended learning programs.
Teachers + Students
Discover the benefits of offering Afterschool Labs' award-winning extended learning programs to your students, parents, and school communities.
  • “There has been a noticeable, measurable improvement in our afterschool offerings since we’ve partnered with Appleton. Bringing Appleton in to fully manage our afterschool and summer programs has allowed Huntsville City Schools to be proud of the fact that we now offer a true extended learning program. All of the components of Appleton’s Afterschool Labs program – STEAM curriculum, day-to-day operations, marketing – have been the perfect fit for Huntsville City Schools.”

    – Dr. Cathy Vasile, Director of Elementary Instruction, Huntsville City Schools
  • “The transition for the old extended day to the Afterschool Labs program has gone better than I could have imagined…It’s just been a great transition; the teachers are happy, the parents are happy, the kids are happy. The things that I am hearing from the administration are all good.”

    – Joey Vaughn, Former Director of Child Nutrition, Huntsville City Schools
  • “All of the teachers took time to be caring, compassionate, and understanding with the children. I would tell parents to look into this fun, flexible, and affordable camp. The instructors are some of the best I have come across in terms of their ability to relate to and engage the kids. Appleton’s Summer Labs camps exceeded our expectations, and we will be back next year!”

    – Huntsville City Schools Parent

The Latest News

  • Advances in programs beyond the school day inspire career and college aspirations


  • Huntsville's extended day program launched Afterschool Labs in 2014


  • Afterschool Labs was recently published in an article by the National Afterschool Asssociation (NAA). Check it out to learn more about Maker Days, which are structured engineering challenges that draw upon a variety of skills, including designing, building, presenting and working cooperatively.


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