Class Descriptions

Woods Falls Wonders strives to offer lots of variety in our after-school classes,

with a goal of  having something to interest all our students.  

Email us via the "Contact Us" tab if you have any suggestions of classes we may want to add to our schedule!

Chess Academy


This nine week class will teach students the fundamentals of the game of chess.  Students will spend the first 15-20 minutes learning a specific lesson on the game and its strategy, and then spend the next 40-50 minutes playing the game.  Learn more about Chess Academy's class curriculum here.  Visit the Triangle Chess Center's website to learn more about the group's history, mission and philosophy.  Also, please note that Triangle Chess offers Open Free Play at which all chess players are welcome on Wednesday Nights from 5:30-8:30 and Saturday Afternoons from 1:00-5:00.  

Dates:  Thursday afternoons startinig October 18th and ending December 20th (Please Note:  There will be no class on November 22nd due to Thanksgiving Break)

Time:  3:15 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Ages:  Grades 2+

Registration fee:  $110

Driver's Education

UPDATE:  The class originally scheduled for Wednesday, January 2nd

has been moved to Saturday, January 5th due to scheduling needs of

our Local Sister Public Schools, who now have classes on 1/2 due

to the Hurrican Florence Closure Days.


Please Note: We will need a minimum of TEN (10) paid registrations by December 1st to go forward with this class.

Winter Break is coming, and it's a great time to get your child's Driver's Education class over and done with in anticipation of his/her obtaining their driver's license in time for Spring 2019!

We have partnered with JORDAN DRIVING SCHOOL OF THE CAROLINAS to offer a compressed Driver's Ed class over Winter Break.

Please note: Woods Charter School's 2018 Winter Break is from Monday, December 24th through Friday, January 4th, which does not line up well with the dates of most of our sister school's breaks.  This fact means that we have had to include two Saturday class dates in the Driver's Ed Course:

Saturday, December 15th and Saturday, December 22nd, from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (12 hours of classwork)

Thursday, December 27th and Friday, December 28th, from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (12 hours of classwork)

Saturday, January 5th, from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. (6 hours of classwork)


This course is comprised of the above 30-hours classroom instruction, as well as six (6) hours of behind-the-wheel instruction by certified instructors, as required by the NC DMV.  This will be scheduled by Jordan,  based on the student's age (oldest to youngest).

Age Requirement:  Students must be 14-1/2 years of age as of the first day of class (12/15) to take Driver's Education

Other Requirements:  North Carolina requires all students to have a DMV basic eye check.  DMV will send a representative to the class to administer the basic eye check

Additional Information:  You will find additional information regarding this course here.

Cost:  Jordan Driving School of the Carolinas is offering Woods a special discounted price for this course of $375 (reduced from $395).

PLEASE NOTE:  Jordan Driving School requires a that a special registration form be completed; you will find that form here. Return it to the school office for processing. 

IMPORTANT:  We need BOTH the completed Jordan Driving School form referenced immediately above AND an online registration through this website to process your child's registration in this Driver's Ed Course:




PLEASE TAKE NOTE OF THIS LIMITATION:  Students cannot miss a single class for any reason, including illness, sporting events, out of town, etc.  On-time daily attendance is necessary to pass the course.  (The State's requirement of a minimum of 30 hours of classroom instruction is non-negotiable and inflexible!)

Yay!  I did it.

Additional Resource:  

North Carolina Driver's Handbook

Before a student driver can apply for a NC driver's license, they'll need to prepare for the written test by studying the traffic rules and regulations in North Carolina.

All of this information is found in the North Carolina Driver's Handbook (REV 2015)—a comprehensive guide to driving in the state. Topics covered in the DMV handbook include:

  • Defensive driving techniques.
  • NC driver's license exams.
  • Basic driving skills.
  • Driving under hazardous conditions.
  • Traffic signals, signs, and pavement markings.
  • Vehicle registration and titling.
  • Required vehicle inspections in North Carolina.
  • Registering as an organ donor.


Kids Mindful Movement Spotlight Series
At Kids Mindful Movement, our mission is to make mindfulness more accessible to children through engaging and fun programming. We know kids have a desire to move, create and explore, so we meet them where they are, in everything we do. 
In this 8 week session, kids will learn mindfulness through activities that they love. We will explore yoga, drama, art, and creative movement. Each activity will be done for two weeks, to give students a glimpse of what we have to offer. Our sessions are a "competition-free" zone to allow children of all ability levels to express themselves, without fear of being judged.
Ages:  5-10 
Dates:  Tuesdays from October 16th through Tuesday, December 11th 
PLEASE NOTE:  There will be no class on Tuesday, November 20th, due to it being a Teacher Workday
Time:  3:15-4:15 p.m.
Cost:  $115 for the 8 week session (includes supplies.)
Quest Self Defense: After School Martial Arts



The focus of our program is to make students feel safe and confident in their abilities. In our Quest Self Defense class, students will learn the fundamentals of self defense, bully awareness and prevention strategies, mindful movement, and emergency response preparation in a fun and safe environment.

Dates:  Mondays, September 10th - November 26th

Time:  3:15 PM – 

Grades:  1 through 4

Registration Fee:  $285

PLEASE NOTE: There must be at least 8 students registered to hold the class. You can pay online or by cash or check made out to Quest. 

Register online here.


Running with the Wolves--Mon & Wed


Calling all 1st  thru 4th grade boys and girls!

Join Running with the Wolves, Woods elementary run club!

We will meet every Monday and Wednesday from 3:15-4:15 beginning September 17th.

At the end of the season, each child will join the coaches in running a 5K that will be held at

Woods Charter School on November 3rd!

Please Note: We will not have running on Wednesday, September 19th or

Monday, October 8th (school vacation days)


Registration fee: $125.00

Grades: 1-4

Important Things to Know:

Students need to wear appropriate running clothes (which are also suited to the weather conditions), and also wear running or tennis shoes.  No sandals, crocs, flip flops or boots may be worn for running.  Students should also have a bottled water or water bottle to ensure proper hydration.   Parents need to park and walk into the Great Room to pick up their child once practice has ended, and must arrive to do so not later than 4:20 p.m. as no supervision is available for students once Running with the Wolves has concluded.  

Running with the Wolves -- MONDAYS ONLY

Please see the description for the Monday & Wednesday class; the only difference in this registration option is that it is for MONDAYS only, and has a reduced registration fee of $90.00.

Running with the Wolves -- WEDNESDAYS ONLY

Please see the description for the Monday & Wednesday class; the only difference in this registration option is that it is for WEDNESDAYS only, and has a reduced registration fee of $90.00.