After-school works!

IRL provides high quality, hands-on, equitable, and accessible after-school programming for all Asheville City Schools middle school students. IRL offers scholarships available to students/families. IRL partners with Asheville City Schools transportation to provide bussing around the city and in the evenings to increase access for students and families. By partnering with 50+ community organizations and professionals, IRL has developed unique youth-informed programs to meet the demands of Asheville City Schools middle school students.


IRL Schedule & Key Dates 2018/2019

FALL SESSION: 9/10/18 - 11/16/18

Fall Mini-Session: 12/3/18 - 12/13/18

Spring Session: 2/25/19 - 5/10/19

Spring Mini-Session: 5/13/19 - 5/23/19

September 2018

Wed 9/5- IRL Student Orientation

Tues 9/10- First day of Fall Session

Fri 9/14- Early release- no IRL

October 2018

Tues 10/9- Early release- no IRL

Wed 10/10- No school- no IRL

Mon 10/29- Early release- no IRL

Wed 10/31- No IRL

November 2018

Tue 11/6- Early release- no IRL

Mon 11/12- Holiday/no school- no IRL

Tue 11/13- IRL Showcase & Celebration @ AMS Homework Diner 5:00-7:00

Fri 11/16- Last day Fall Session

December 2018

Mon 12/3- Fall Mini-Session starts

Thurs 12/13- Fall Mini-Session ends

January 2019

Mon 1/7 - Fri 2/1- J-Term

February 2019

Mon 2/25- First day of Spring Session

March 2019

Mon 3/6- Early release- no IRL

Wed 3/27- Early release- no IRL

April 2019

Mon 4/15 - Fri 4/19- Spring Break- no IRL

Mon 4/22- No school- no IRL

May 2019

Fri 5/10- Last day of Spring Session

Mon 5/13 - Spring Mini-Session starts

Thurs 5/23- Spring Mini-Sessions ends

June 2019

Wed 6/5 - End of year IRL community Event @ Eddington Center 4:00-6:00



 PLEase Note

  • IRL Programs are cancelled on days there is no school. These include early dismissal, teacher workdays, holidays, etc.

  • Inclement Weather- If Asheville City Schools are closed due to inclement weather, IRL programs are cancelled. Please, visit for information on school closings.