A 509J and Boys & Girls Club of Corvallis
Afterschool Academic Program
To extend the learning that takes place during the school day in afterschool- to ultimately increase student academic performance, test scores and engagement during the school day.
GECKO Club works closely with the district, school teachers and staff to meet the learning and behavioral needs of every child in the program.
GECKO Club activities and learning goals are structured around Common Core State Standards. Some of our activities include the use of technology, building and crafting to problem solve, reading and writing workshop exercises and explorations in music and art. We work hard to provide a wide variety of activities to accommodate the learning styles of each student. We maintain a ratio of 10-12 students per instructor.
In addition to our partnership with 509J, we also partner with a variety of community organizations including OSU/4H STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math), Linn Benton Community College and more. These partnerships expose students and their families to opportunities within Corvallis they may not otherwise get to enjoy.
*Based on recent data from the school, students who are currently enrolled in the GECKO Club have shown academic improvement over the last few months!
GECKO Club runs from 2:40-6pm Monday through Thursday and 1:40-6pm on Fridays. The office phone number is 541-243-3072.
We follow the 509J School District calendar and are closed when the school is closed.
Typical Daily Schedule
3:15-3:30/3:45 Dinner (Hot Meal)
3:30/3:45-4:30 Academic/Homework Time
4:30-5:30 Enrichment Time
5:30-6pm Recess/Free Choice Activities
In addition to the above programming, GECKO Club also provides bus service at the end of each day, parent education resources and scholarships.
Click the link below to see the Household Income Scholarship Chart. Families are charged based on their monthly income, typically from $25/child/month to the full cost of $275 per child/month. Proof of income is required for scholarship.
|Sept, Oct, Nov, Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May||Dec, June|
|Full Time||5 Days/week||$275/month||$160|
|Part Time**||3 Days/week||$20/day||same|
|Part Time**||2 Days/week||$22/day||same|
** Part time can be any combination for the month.
Parents need to make sure their child is enrolled by the 1st of each month.
Online - Registration available on-line for families who don’t request a scholarship.
- Click on the blue Register button to select the program options you want to register your child for.
- Download the Registration & Transportation Form (English version or Spanish version), fill it out and email to firstname.lastname@example.org, drop it off at Garfield, or bring it to BGCC main office
For scholarship requests, registration at the BGCC front office or Garfield is required.
- Download the Registration packet (English version or Spanish version), fill it out, including proof of income, and drop it off at Garfield, or bring it to BGCC main office
Completed scholarship form and proof of household income required at time of registration.
Register » Registration is open.