Akili Academy has introduced new arts and enrichment opportunities for their students, as a result of receiving the 21st Century Expanded Learning grant. The enhanced after school program includes two days of enrichment and two days of academic remediation, tutoring, or boost. Program partners include Art by KIDsmART, Big Class, and Girls on the Run. Students also have the opportunity to participate in cheerleading, drums, choir, theatre, or dance.
The school has also partnered with the Ellis Marsalis Center for Music at Musicians’ Village. Forty students attend lessons at the center three times a week during school where they learn music theory and performance from professional musicians and performers.