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Tiger Academy


Tiger Academy

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.


Tiger Academy I (K-5)

After School Program:

Tiger Academy I is a daily after school program for students in grades kindergarten through fifth. This fall students will take a trip to unknown worlds and bring the past back to life without ever leaving the community.  NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM  brings to students some of the wildest, most interesting, and highly curious things from all over the world.  It is an adventure that stimulates the mind, challenges what students think they know, and opens up a world of knowledge.  Get ready because the past is about to come to life right before their eyes!

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.

Site Director:  Elizabeth Williamson 


Tiger Academy II (6-8)

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.  Mornings Matter begins after September 8.  There is no charge for this program.

Site Director:  Shamanda Tyler


Tiger Academy III (9-12)

Tiger Academy III is for students in grades ninth through twelfth. Students in this program may participate in student-led and created clubs such as Art Club, Crochet Club, Robotics Club, World Language Club, and Volunteering Club.  Students on the Leadership Team will get the chance to develop their leadership skills through the Live 220 Program.

New to Tiger Academy III this year, students will also have the opportunity to learn about horticulture through a partnership with the HHS Agriculture Department.  In this program, students will get the chance to work in the newly renovated greenhouse alongside Hollister’s Agriculture Teacher, Mr. Hart.  eSports is also a new program this year and will be held at HMS.  

Site Director:  Katie Schiefelbein




Tiger Academy Contact

Melissa Smither

Program Director


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