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The goal of the After School C.A.R.E Academy at BES is to provide students with a variety of academic, enrichment, service learning, creative arts, and technology activities to enhance their overall learning.

With the help of BES faculty, staff, and our community partnerships, BES offers students a unique learning environment.


Students in grades 2-4 have the ability to participate in STARS after school groups.

The STARS groups focus on continuing the academic school day to prepare students in Maryland Career and College Readiness through extra help and lessons in..






Social Studies

Character Education

4th grade students have the opportunity to participate in Character Education building programs.

Positive Gentleman's Club

4th grade boys are invited to participate in the Positive Gentleman's Club (PGC), where students learn character building components of becoming a young man.

Sisters with a Goal

4th grade girls are able to participate in our Sisters with a Goal (SWAG) club. SWAG is a mentoring program that focuses on teaching girls about their strengths and how they can help others.


With the help of our community partners, students have the opportunity to participate in a variety of enrichment programs after school.

These programs include...

Let's Connect through Language

Let's Dance

Lego Robotics




Fitness Club

Maryland Coastal Bays


Brain Games

Book Club

Cooking Club

Quick Facts

The After School C.A.R.E. Academy is funded through the Maryland 21st Century CARE Grant.

The program currently serves over 140

2nd, 3rd, and 4th grade students.

The program utilizes 12 teachers, 6 educational assistants, and 5 community partners and is broken into 3 separate 8 week sessions throughout the school year.

After school students also receive dinner and have access to bus transportation.

After School Contact

For organizations or individuals wishing to learn more about about our After School Program, or volunteer opportunities please contact our After School Site Director...

Mr. Deshon Purnell


Community Partners

Buckingham Elementary wouldn't be able to provide the wonderful resources and enrichment opportunities to our after school students if it wasn't for our wonderful community partners. These organizations volunteer their time to work with our students to run some of our programs. We would like to thank our 2019-2020 after school community partners for their commitment to the students of BES.

Maryland Coastal

Bays Program

Liz Vander Clute

Education Coordinator

University of Maryland Extension - 4H

Cindy Morris

4H Program Coordinator

Ocean City

Art League

Debbie Dean-Colley

Outreach Program Coordinator

Nike Community

Ambassador Program

Jefffery Thomas

Volunteer Coordiinator

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