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

J-Term (January) Session: 1/7/19 - 2/1/19

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

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

January 2019

Mon 1/7 - Fri 2/1- J-Term
Tue 1/22 - no IRL

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 Celebration @ Asheville Middle School 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.