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S.O.A.R. - Before and After Care

For the 2023-2024 school year Envision Science Academy will be running an in-house before and after program.
If you have any questions regarding the before and after care S.O.A.R. program please email


Program Details

Click HERE to view our SOAR information sheet which includes pricing and other policies.

Click HERE for our SOAR Parent's Guide.

Program Schedule

Before School Care
  • Arrival/Greeting/Attendance
  • Manipulatives, reading, drawing, breakfast from home
  • Transition for dismissal to classes
After School Care
  • Arrival/Greeting/Attendance
  • Snack time
  • Academic Support/DreamBox/Educational Games
  • Health and wellness (structured games, yoga, etc.)
  • Free play
  • Supervised enrichment activities (arts & culture, adventure education, innovation Fridays, etc.)
  • Student choice of manipulatives/Tinker time
  • Clean up

Please Note:

** On Early Release Days, only BEFORE CARE will be available, and there will be no AFTER CARE. Additionally, there will be NO BEFORE AND AFTER CARE on Teacher Workdays. Our program follows the same closures, delays, and holidays as the school, including teacher workdays, weather-related closings/delays, and other school holidays.

Meet our Director

A photo of Lawrence Thames.

Lawrence Thames is a proud native of Raleigh, NC and excited to join the ESA family as the Before and After School Care Coordinator. Lawrence received an athletic scholarship to Elizabeth City State University where he attended and played football for 3 years. He later earned a Bachelor's degree in Sports Management from Southern New Hampshire University.  After college, he played professional arena football in Texas and Mississippi. Once being an athlete came to an end, he transitioned to coaching. Lawrence served as an ISS Coordinator with Wake County Public Schools System where he also coached high school football and basketball for 8 years. He then entered collegiate coaching and spent time at St. Augustine’s University and North Carolina Central University. Wanting to spend more time with family, Lawrence left coaching to serve as the Director of Sylvan Learning Center. Before coming to ESA, Lawrence served as General Manager at Big Air Trampoline Park. Lawrence believes through all of these experiences, he has gained skills and knowledge that he is eager to nurture in ESA students. In his leisure time he loves to fish, travel, and spend time with his family. (wife Tamara and their 2 children Tarence and Ava)