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Extracurricular Activities

After-school programs and extracurricular activities provide a richer environment to help students learn and grow. At Rockdale Academy, students have access to a variety of programs and activities to explore their interests.

After School Program

Images of Excellence The after-School Program provides tutoring and enrichment activities for students at Rockdale Academy. Registration packets are in the Main Office.

Meeting Time: The program operates daily from 2:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Contact: Mrs. Shaw at (513) 363-4717.

Summer Enrichment Program

Images of Excellence Summer Enrichment Program provides after-care services for Summer School students at Rockdale Academy from 12 - 5:30 p.m.There is also a daily Summer Enrichment Program for students not attending Summer School at Rockdale and children of families who live or work in the neighboring community.

Meeting Time: After Care 12 - 5:30 p.m. Daily program 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

UMMA Strength Fitness

Healthy living is very important and widely supported at Rockdale Academy as it is part of our 2020 Vision. We have partnered with personal trainer, Tyran Marshall of UMMA Strength. Every Monday and Thursday from 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. a FREE fitness class is offered to school and community adults. Every Friday, Mr. Marshall hosts Fitness Friday for kids from 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Saturday Tutoring

Meeting Time: Saturday from 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Staff Sponsor: Beverly Davis

Community Partner: Duke Energy



Rockdale Academy is proud to announce our first school choir, known as the Rock Star Choir. Students in grades 4-6 may join this group. Rock Star Choir members will learn songs from all genres of music along with some of the history of music.

The Rock Star Choir's first public appearance was at the Ever Green and Wells Nursing Home before we commenced for the Holiday Break in December.

Meeting Time: Choir members meet once a week on Mondays 2:30 - 3:30 p.m.

Art Club

Meeting Time: Friday 2:30 - 3:30 p.m.

Staff Sponsor: Mr. Neville


Meeting Time: Tuesday 3:15 - 4:15 p.m.

Staff Sponsor: Ashley Garland

Instructor: Kenya Simmons

Community Partner: City Gospel Mission

Boy Scouts

Meeting Time: Wednesday 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Instructor/Community Partner: Celeste Moss

Dance Team

Meeting Time: Tuesday/Thursday  2:45 - 4:30 p.m.

Staff Sponsor: Ms. Chambers

Defeat the Streets

Meeting Time: Wednesday 2:30 - 3:30 p.m.

Instructor: Mr. Sean Curly and Mr. Sean Ross

Do Right

Meeting Time: Wednesday 2:30 - 3:30 p.m.

Staff Sponsor: Eugenie Woods

Community Partner: Center for Closing the Health Gap

Girl Scouts

Meeting Time: Wednesday 2:30 - 3:30 p.m.

Sponsor: Khiara Smith, Parent Volunteer

Girls with Pearls

Meeting Time: Bi-Weekly Wednesdays 2:30 - 4:30 p.m.

Staff Sponsor: Mrs. Curry and Mrs. Thomas

Community Partner: Tami Sullivan and Sherri Friedman (Most Valuable Kids)

Photography Club

Meeting Time: Tuesday 2:45 - 3:45 p.m.

Instructor: Mrs. Garland

Safety Patrol

Meeting Time: Every morning and dismissal time

Staff Sponsor: Beverly Davis


Meeting Time: Tuesday 2:45 - 3:45 p.m.

Staff Sponsor: Mrs. Garland


Boy's Basketball

The basketball team is for male students grades 4-6 who attend Rockdale Academy. Let's Go Blue, Let's Go Gold!

Season/Dates: Games are usually played on Friday evenings. Practice every week on Wednesdays from 2:30 - 4:00 p.m.
Coach: Mr. Aric Douglas

Tumbling and Acro-Gymnastics

Rockdale Academy tumbling team is known as the Rockdale Rockets. It is comprised of young ladies from grades 3-6. There is a general gymnastics class and a competition team. The gymnastics group is under the direction of Mrs. Sherrell Kahr, one of Rockdale's very own staff members. The Rockdale Rockets have won numerous 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place medals this competition season. This year the team launched Acro-gymnastics.

Season/Dates: Practice every Tuesday and Thursday in the school's gym from 2:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Coach: Mrs. Sherrell Kahr

Girls on the Run

Meeting Time: Monday and Thursday 2:30 - 4:00  p.m.

Staff Sponsor: Mrs. Nelson and Ms. Sander

Ultimate Frisbee League

Meeting Time: Monday 3:00- 4:00  p.m.

Community Support: CUPA/YUC

Staff Sponsor: Mrs. Garland and Mr. Douglas

Global Conservation Activities

Green Team 

Meeting Time: Tuesday (K-2) and Thursday (3-6)  2:45- 3:45  p.m.

Staff Sponsor: Ms. Pleasant and Dr. Scott

Community Partner: Cincinnati Zoo

Rockdale Academy is proud to partner with the Cincinnati Zoo for the Green Team! Every week K-6 students participate in "green" projects, activities and animal encounters. They learn how important recycling and conservation is for our world. Students participate in hands on learning projects such as caring for gardens, recycling projects, and trips to the zoo!

Recycling Team

Meeting Time: Weekly

Staff Sponsor: Mr. Douglas

Community Partner: Hamilton County Recycling

Delta Dental Water is Cool at School 

This is our school wide initiative to drink more water and make healthy choices! Every student and staff member have received their own refillable water bottle. Daily, they are able to fill their bottles at our brand new water bottle filling stations! Thank you Delta Dental for this wonderful contribution to Rockdale Academy.

Staff Sponsor: Mrs. Kaye

Community Partner: Delta Dental

Fishing Club

Starting fall 2018

Community Partner: Bass Pro Shops