Middle school

HiTech Online Classes: Vector Art, Digital Illustration

Vector Art

September 27 - October 25, 4:30pm - 5:30pm

Get hands-on experience working in Vectr (vectr.com), a web-based computer illustration application!  Gain an understanding of vector illustrations and how they are used in digital media in this HiTech class. Sessions are Monday afternoon for five weeks. Register once for all five sessions. 

Digital Illustration

September 23 - October 21, 4:30pm - 5:30pm

Girls Basketball Tryouts


Spartan Sports Basketball is holding tryouts for the fall season for girls ages 11-16 on Tuesday, September 21, 2021 from 7-8 pm at Maryland Junior Sports Complex. 

Get yourself into shape and ready to play for your middle or high school team this winter by joining our basketball team!

We will be holding tryouts this Tuesday, September 21st from 7:00pm-8:30pm at Maryland Junior Sports Complex for the upcoming fall season 2021.

Come out & be ready to play! Bring your water, your shoes and your ball.

AV Lab

Drop-in to use the equipment in the A/V Studio! Record and mix music or create and edit movies with the help of a HiTech instructor.

No registration required. Grades 6-12.  

Starts Thursday, September 16th, 2021 

4-6 pm

Digital Illustration (In-Person)

Discover how to create illustrations using an iPad Pro and the drawing app, Sketchbook!  Use the various tools in this free app to design, draw, and color your own dynamic illustration. Taught by a HiTech instructor. 

This class is an IN-PERSON class at the Central Branch! 

September 21 - October 19th, 4:30pm - 5:30pm.  Sessions are Tuesday afternoons for five weeks.

Register once for all five sessions. Registration required. Grades 6-12. 


Teen Time After-School Program

A free after-school program for neighborhood students ages 10-14 (grades 5-8) at HCLS East Columbia Branch, Teen Time runs Monday through Thursday from 3:15-5:30 pm during the school year.

The daily schedule includes a transition period, homework support, snack break, and enrichment activities. While centering on academic enrichment, Teen Time focuses on a variety of additional components, which involve guest speakers, life skills training, art contests, and field trips to local attractions.

BridgeWhiz - acblef.org/bridgewhiz

As a parent, you’d do anything to give your child a happy, successful life. Now you have a wonderful opportunity to do just that – through the mind-building challenge, great fun, and competitive excitement of contract bridge.

BridgeWhiz, a FREE online course designed to teach children in grades 4 through 12 the mind-building challenge, great fun, and competitive excitement of contract bridge, a fascinating game whose benefits, intellectual stimulation, and adventure will last a lifetime.