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SKIES Instructional Programs

The name SKIES is an acronym for "Schools of Knowledge, Inspiration, Exploration, and Skills". Our programs offer unlimited learning possibilities to Army children and youth.

  1. SKIES Instructional Programs provides the framework or umbrella for all instructional programming in the CYS System worldwide.
  2. SKIES Instructional Programs encompass instructional programs for children and youth from infancy to adolescence i.e., four weeks through the end of their senior year in high school.
  3. Through SKIES Instructional Programs, children and youth in CDC, SAC, MS&T Programs have equal access to opportunities that expand their knowledge, inspire them, allow them to explore, and acquire new skills.

Youth people spend as much as 80% of their waking time outside the classroom. When involved in instructional programs during the critical hours of 3-8 PM, they are less likely to engage in undesirable behavior. Children and youth participate in instructional programs for a variety of reasons: to explore new skills, to pursue and nurture personal interests, to interact socially with others, to build a resume, to bolster a college application, or to foster a close relationship with caring, knowledgeable adults outside of the home.

What SKIES Instructional Programs Offers

Instructional programs foster the development of critical life, leadership, and social skills. The latest educational research confirms that a student's involvement in after-school instructional programs is beneficial on all levels. Instructional programs have been shown to promote the intellectual development of children and youth.

Extracurricular instructional classes for children 3 to 18:

  • All participants must be registered with CYS
  • On-going enrollment for most classes (New students may need to wait for open enrollment)
  • Currently enrolled SKIES students will be automatically re-enrolled into the next session for most classes to retain their space. Payment for the session must be made before the first day of class.
  • Classes will be filled on a first paid basis.
  • SKIES Instructional Programs
  • This program is currently not operating due to current COVID related health condition protective measures. The office can still accept inquires by phone Monday - Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. We will be alerting all current CYS patrons via email when operations are safe to resume.
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