March - April - May

Science Explorers 
March 16, 23, 30, April 13, 20  (No class April 6)
Preschool/Kindergarten (Ages 4-6)
3:15-4:00 pm, Mondays
FEE: $112.50 (5 sessions)


Put on a lab coat and grab some goggles for each weekly experiment. Mix clever concoctions to create surprising results. Using the scientific method, discover the properties of matter by experimenting with solids, liquids and gases. Experiment with air pressure and learn about this invisible force. Try new activities this session!


Skill Level: Early Beginner- This class is designed for the abilities and attention span of pre and early readers.  Activities adapted to age level.

Minecraft Level Design & Engineering
March 17- April 23
Grades 3-5   4:15 to 5:15 pm; Tuesdays and Thursdays
Grades 6-8   3:15 to 4:15 pm; Tuesdays and Thursdays 
​FEE: $350 (6 weeks/12 sessions) +$40 licensing fee*


CodeREV's most popular class for this age group. Students learn the ins and outs of level design and game design while learning to engineer in Minecraft using Redstone. Students even learn basic code commands too! This class offers thrills AND education alike as students explore their inner Da Vinci in a STEM format perfect for Minecraft lovers! *An additional $40 licensing fee will provide you software access in class and at home for the 2019-2020 school year (Note: the fee does not apply if you attended the Minecraft Level Design class in the fall).

Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate- activities adapted toward the skill level of the participant. Typing experience helpful.


3D Design and Printing
March 16, 23, 30, April 13, 20  (No class April 6)


Grades K-5
4:15-5:15 pm, Mondays 
FEE: $150 (5 sessions)


Design unique characters, mazes and more!  Using the engineering design process— design, create, test, and refine a variety of objects for you to take home. Develop spatial awareness and learn to draw objects using a 3D modeling software, created for students, then use a 3D printer to bring your ideas into reality.

March 16- April 22, 2020


Grades K-3     3:20-4:00 pm, Mondays and/or  Wednesdays
Grades 4-8     3:20-4:20 pm, Mondays and/or  Wednesdays
FEE: $180 Both Mondays AND Wednesdays (12 sessions)
$90 for Mondays (6 sessions)
$90 for Wednesdays (6 sessions)
Drop in Rate:  $25 per class


Learn about the strategy and sport of basketball while you develop your skills.  Practices will be a mix of technique and skills training, learning the rules, playing games and most importantly, FUN!  Everyone will practice foundational skills as a large group from 3:20-4:00 and from 4:00 to 4:20 the older students will focus on advanced skills.


Coach Elizabeth Ferry played collegiate basketball at the University of Maine Farmington for four years. An all-academic, all-conference player, she has made the transition from player to coach. She was selected to attend the Women's Basketball Coaches Association "future coaches" training at the Final Four in 2016. She has coached youth basketball for many years and last year was the assistant coach for a DIII program in Maine. 


PNA Running Club
April 25 through May 20


Grades 1-8    3:15-4:15 pm; Mondays and/or Wednesdays
FEE: $8/ day ($56 total)


All runners are welcome!  We will be running 1-3 mile runs.  Running shoes are a must! Parent volunteers are needed at each practice to make this a fun, affordable and safe program.  

Families may participate in the O'Malley Fun Run 2K or 5K on

May 16, 2020 at O'Malley Elementary.  Additional fees apply.

For more information or to register for the Fun Run click on this link: O'Malley Fun Run.

At PNA we know the value of a positive educational experience. That's why we offer after school enrichment classes sure to engage even the most discerning kids.


Create Academy After Hours enrichment classes are open to all students in  Preschool-8th Grade and are an extension of the style of learning that happens at our popular summer camp.


After Hours Basics

  • After school classes for Preschool- 8th grade

  • Minecraft design, 3D printing, science, and more!

  • Located at PNA, 2511 Sentry Drive Anchorage, AK

  • 15 students maximum; 6 student minimum 

  • Fees vary per class according to days/length

  • CodeREV courses have an additional $40 licensing fee


Email createacademy@pacificnorthern.org

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Create Academy After Hours is excited to offer fun and exciting technology programs from CodeREV, a nationally recognized summer camp and afterschool program based out of California.  To learn more about CodeREV, click on the logo to visit their website.

After School Classes for inspired, imaginative, inquisitive kids


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Monday-Friday 8:30 am to 3:15 pm

Extended Day Program: 7:30 am to 6:00 pm

Front Office 8:00 am to 4:30 pm

Contact information


2511 Sentry Drive, Suite 100

Anchorage, Alaska 99507

Tel: (907) 333-1080 Fax: (907) 333-1652


Pacific northerN academy is a not-for-profit 501c3 organization
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