MASH (Middle School Activities, Sports and Homework)


Hours of Operation

Regular School Days: 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
School Holidays and In-Service Days: Closed
Minimum Tuesdays: 12:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Homework Center: Monday through Thursday only

Philosophy and Activities

MASH offers students the opportunity to do homework, socialize, play on the blacktop and take part in various activities appropriate to this age. Students can participate in ACDS after-school clubs and sports, and then rejoin the MASH program when those activities are done. The program is supervised and administered by an ACDS staff member. Students should bring their own snack to MASH.

Homework Center

Homework Center (HWC) is offered in conjunction with MASH, serving 5th-8th grade students on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. HWC is supervised by a staff member and is a quiet, structured time for students to get started on homework, set up a time to work with a teacher, collaborate with a group, or make up a test. The hourly fee for MASH applies to Homework Center. Students in HWC must be picked up by 4:20 p.m. or join the MASH program at that time.

Who Can Attend

MASH is for students in grades 5th-8th. To reserve a spot, students may enroll in MASH for a minimum of three days per week or attend on a drop-in basis (first-come, first-served) as space allows.