Achievement Academy

After School & Out of School Program

The Achievement Academy at Jane Boyd Community House is an out-of-school program for kids from high-risk communities in the Cedar Rapids School District.



Email for more information or to submit your completed forms. Completed registration forms may also be mailed or delivered to:

Jane Boyd Community House
943 14th Ave. SE.
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401

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Statistics and Outcomes

97% of participants report having a positive relationship with an adult whom they trust outside their family
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121 kids were served by the Jane Boyd Achievement Academy in 2021
44% of participants live at or below the Federal Poverty Line
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41% are from single-parent households
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94% of participants report feeling a positive sense of self
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97% of participants report having a positive relationship with an adult whom they trust outside their family
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55% of participants increased their reading proficiency
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100% participated in summer literacy programming in partnership with the Cedar Rapids Public Library
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34% of participants are African American
30% are Caucasian
36% are multi-racial
6% are Hispanic

Achievement Academy at Jane Boyd Community House Summer Day Camp

During the summer, the Achievement Academy Summer Day Camp offers Monday through Friday programming for children from kindergarten through 5th grade. All Jane Boyd Achievement Academy programming is open to the public.

Breakfast and lunch are served daily at no additional cost, and programming includes academic enrichment, recreational activities, and field trips.

Applications will be available here starting in mid-March, and enrollment is open in stages through the beginning of the program in June. Parent orientation is required, and payment is expected before the program begins.



The summer and after-school programs include a variety of activities including:

Reading Programs

Children use a computer-based activity that is proven to improve reading and comprehension skills.

Science Exploration

Through hands-on experiments, children will grow in their understanding of the natural and man-made worlds.

Field Trips

Field trips to local museums, the pool and more can provide educational and fun experiences for children.

Enrichment Activities

From academics to recreational activities, the Achievement Academy partners with multiple community organizations to enhance children's experiences in the program. The Achievement Academy also partners with the Cedar Rapids Public Library, Girl Scouts, Indian Creek Nature Center, and many others for routine enrichment opportunities.

Social and Recreational Activities

Groups games utilizing the outdoor playground can teach children about exercise, sportsmanship and teamwork. Zones of Regulation and PARRT curriculum is used to develop emotional regulation, conflict resolution and social skills.


The cost of the academic program is assessed on a sliding scale fee based on each individual family’s income. We work to make the program affordable for all families. Childcare Assistance (CCA) is also accepted.

Achievement Academy Summer Day Camp

During the summer, Achievement Academy programming is offered Monday through Friday at Jane Boyd Community House. Programming includes breakfast and lunch, academic activities, recreation, field trips and additional enrichment. Enrollment starts in mid-March.

Hours of Operation

  • The after-school program runs from 3:45 – 6 p.m. Monday – Friday during the school year.
  • There WILL be Achievement Academy on planned early dismissal Fridays starting at 1:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. There will be NO Achievement Academy on full in-service days that there is no school.
  • There will be days that Achievement Academy is cancelled for staff trainings, but parents/guardians will be notified of these dates in advance.
  • In case of inclement weather, Jane Boyd follows the Cedar Rapids Community School District calendar policy for cancellations. If school is released early or cancelled due to weather, Jane Boyd after-school programming will be cancelled.

Contact Information

For additional information about the Achievement Academy, please contact

Maya Sims
Achievement Academy Program Coordinator
319-784-1350 ext. 1358


Jane Boyd Community House
943 14th Ave. SE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401