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Parkland Magnet Middle School

  Partnership Enrichment Program

3pm - 6pm, M-F, featuring 2 hours of

hands-on STEM activities each day!

Join our fabulous instructors for fun, learning & homework help! Brought to you by The Great Adventure Lab, the DC area’s leading provider of STEM enrichment.


Location: Parkland Media Center, after school.


Daily Schedule:

3:00-3:30pm - Snack (not provided)/Brain Break

3:30-5:30pm - Hands-on-Project, Brain Break, Hands-on-Project

5:30-6:00pm - Free Build,  Homework help, or use media center computers


Schedule of activities


Engineering: Catapults, bridges, electronics, space engineers, 3-D design


Robotics: Robo Challenge with Legos, Mindstorms, Makebot


Programming: Video Game Programming, Javascript


3D Design


Science & Invention Lab: Water rockets, Rube Goldberg, Solar vehicles, guest speakers from NASA and more!






Which days should I choose? 

We created this program to be flexible for you! You can choose based on your child's interests and other after school activities. You can change your choice at any time.


Is the price the same each month?

Yes, except for June. The monthly price takes into account the number of days remaining in September as well as the average number of school days in October - May. NOTE: The price for June will be pro-rated based on the number of school days that month. Payments are due on the first of each month. 


Does the tuition cover school holidays?

No. But we may offer one-day camps on some holidays, if we are allowed to rent space on those days.


Do I really have to sign up for the whole school year to get the reduced price? What if my child has lots of sports starting in spring?

We can make adjustments, within reason, for families who need to take one month off. 


Do you offer discounts? 

Yes, we offer a sibling discount of 10% (First child pays full price, second child gets 10% off, third child gets 20% off). We also offer a low-income discount of 15% per child for families who can document FARMS eligibility. Please email for details.


What exactly do you provide?

STEM enrichment, fun, friendship and homework help! We encourage you to pack a snack for your child; we don't provide snacks.


Who are you? 

The Great Adventure Lab is the D.C. area's leading after-school science enrichment program offering our classes in 50+ schools. We’ve taught more than 10,000 kids how to write their first robotics programs or video game programs (or both!). We also teach science, engineering, electronics...and more! We offer programs for both elementary and middle schools. Our Mindstorms robotics program is especially popular! 

Rave reviews here.

Who are your teachers?
Many of our instructors are STEM professionals already working in their fields and some currently work as teachers. They are great with kids! They all have recent background checks, including state and FBI fingerprinting, as well as training in first aid. Check out our instructor bios here.

Do you have a website? 
Yes. You can read more about us on our website:


The Great Adventure Lab

Registration questions:
(240) 442-1855
twitter: @awrobots


September 08, 2015 — 3:00 pm to
October 30, 2015 — 6:00 pm

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Parkland Magnet Middle School for Aerospace Technology
4610 West Frankfort Drive
Rockville, MD
United States