Community Schools

St. Vrain’s Community Schools program provides a safe, structured and positive environment that extends school day learning and supports families in need of before- and after-school care. The program provides a balanced menu of educational, enrichment and recreational activities to promote student achievement and engagement. Our childcare programs are licensed through the Colorado Department of Human Services for children ages 5-12.

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Community Schools at Black Rock Elementary

Program Manager:  Carly Ertle,  720-890-3995

Rock Pile: Before-and After-School Care

Provider ID: 1553088

For students in kindergarten through fifth grade

  • Hours: 7am - 6pm, closed on non school days
  • Registration Fee: Single Child $50 / Family $75

Enrichment Classes

Our Community Schools program offers additional enrichment opportunities to engage students in focused, extended learning programs. Enrolling is easy - simply watch for information from the Community School office. Complete the online registration at and pay online. Classes vary according to interest and site.

Black Rock Elementary Before & After School Enrichment Classes

Late Start Days

We offer special programming during district late start days (typically the first Wednesday of every month). Registration and information for specific dates will be advertised through your home school and is available online at  

Non-School Days

Black Rock offers childcare on some non-student contact days but not on days that the district is closed, such as holidays or snow days. Registration is open to students attending any school in the district. To register, follow the Community Schools registration procedures to enroll in Non School Days care and then follow the instructions to pick your days.

Summer Programming

Summer programming information will be available in the spring through the district website.