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Tiger Academy II Update Summer 2022

Tiger Academy II will be held in the middle school after daytime summer school in June.  The hours are from after school until 6:00 p.m.  This is for students moving up to 6th, 7th, and 8th grades only.  Attendance fees will remain the same and are due on Wednesday, June 1st.   There will be no Tiger Academy II program in July.


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Tiger Academy at Hollister Schools is a 21st Century Community Learning Center that serves over 350 students each year.  Through a focus on creative college and career readiness programming, Tiger Academy empowers early childhood and elementary students to “discover their future stories” and middle and high school students to “create their future stories.”

The goal of the Tiger Academy program is to provide students in grades K-12 with an awareness of the variety of careers available to them and the skills needed to achieve them.



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Melissa Smither

Program Director
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Traci Critser

Tiger Academy I Site Director
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Shamanda Tyler

Tiger Academy II Site Director
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Katie Schiefelbein

Tiger Academy III Site Director

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After School Program:

Tiger Academy I is a daily after-school program for students in grades kindergarten through fifth. The 2021-2022 theme is CREATURE FEATURES.  From glass frogs to fainting goats, tiny pygmy seahorses to the giant albatross, the world is filled with extraordinary creatures!  This exploration of the most mysterious the earth has to offer will bring the weird and wonderful creatures of the earth to life.  Whether traversing strange and unusual natural terrains, taking an in-depth look at bizarre ecosystems, examining the senses and life processes of obscure creatures, or exploring cryptic animal communication… Creature Features is scientific imagination and creativity running wild.

Tiger Academy I is open every day school is in session from after school until 6:00 p.m.  Knowing that many of our families have been hit hard financially due to COVID-19, we are offering special pricing this year.  Tuition for students who qualify for free or reduced lunch is $50 per month.  Tuition for students who do not qualify for free or reduced lunch will only be $75 per month this year.  Tuition includes a light meal/snack after school.

Tiger Academy II (6-8) Facebook

Tiger Academy II is for students in grades sixth through eighth. In addition to a daily afterschool program, students may also participate in a twice-weekly program called “Mornings Matter.” 

Students learn life skills, are able to finish homework, and enjoying service-learning projects in the after-school program.  Afterschool programming tuition is $50.00 per month.

Mornings Matter is a before school program which takes place in the HMS Library and offers a variety of activities for HMS students on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 6:40 to 7:35 AM.  Students can engage in Oculus Rift, chess, Flight Simulator, tutoring, academic pursuits, and other activities.  In the 2021-2022 school year, Mornings Matter begins after September 8.  There is no charge for this program.

Tiger Academy III (9-12)

Tiger Academy III is for students in grades ninth through twelfth. Students in this program may participate in Esports and Leadership 220.  Students on the Leadership Team will get the chance to develop their leadership skills through the Live 220 Program.

Tiger Academy II & III Sponsored Activities

Tiger Academy I Summer 2022 Resources

Tiger Academy II & III Summer 2022 Resources