CARE Academy

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CARE Academy is an out-of-school time program available to elementary school-age children (grades K-5) who are currently enrolled as students in schools where the program is offered. The program provides a safe and stimulating place for school-age children before and after school with the goal to be more like than home than school. Children spend many hours at school and need a place to relax, rest and stretch their bodies as well as their minds when they're not in the classroom. CARE Academy provides a variety of educational and recreational activities for the children to enjoy.

CARE Information

  • Homework help/academic assistance and educational games
  • Physical activity, including a variety of sports and age-appropriate games
  • Enrichment activities ranging from arts & crafts to music
  • Free time for children to pursue their favorite interests 
  • 6:45 am to the start of school
  • Class dismissal to 6:00 pm


  • Arrowhead, Big Sky, Boulder, Highland, Meadowlark


  • West

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Limited busing is available for K-3 students from the following satellite schools to Highland Elementary for after school only:

  • Broadwater
  • Miles Avenue
  • Rose Park
  • Washington

Central Heights students attend CARE at their home school in the morning, and are bussed to Meadowlark for After School CARE.

Discover Zone is our after school program housed at Lewis & Clark Middle School.

If you have any questions regarding enrollment, tuition fees, payment, or the waiting list, please contact the CARE Academy Office at:
Phone: 406-794-1468
Fax: 406-252-3830

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