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 2019-2020

IRL Community kick-off: 8/30/19

FALL SESSION: 9/17/19 - 12/6/19 (12 weeks)

J-Term Session: 1/6/20 - 1/31/20 (4 weeks)

Spring Session: 2/17/20 - 5/15/20 (12 weeks)

 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.