Dear Mr. Black,
I wanted to let you know how much we really appreciated the outside programming that 1st Choice After School Kare (A.S.K.) did while Morgan was a part of your wonderful team.  To this day she still talks about the day the Colorado Eagles Hockey players came to visit. The fact that you guys do this annually for several of your schools is terrific! I am thankful that local "Stars" take an interest in school children.  It's a really "make my day" type of event for a kiddos.
We greatly appreciated too the fact that you hire certified teachers who group tutor all the children. As for Morgan, this helped her feel very comfortable when we transferred her from her old school to her new school at Liberty Common Charter in Ft. Collins. As an experienced parent checking out many after care programs, your ASK program offers so much more than most parents expect. Going above and beyond in hiring specialty event professionals weekly to teach a variety of activities like Artist, Music, Martial Arts, Soccer and more is awesome. This is not mention the Teachers who help with the homework. That alone is worth every dime of tuition paid. Knowing that I can come home and spend more time with Morgan without worrying if the homework is done is invaluable.
Thank you again for going above and beyond all other after care programs offered in Colorado. 
As a side, I am an Optometrist specializing in eye health care and vision. I also love working with children and families! 
Old Town Fort Collins location, directly east of the downtown Safeway. 
Bill, Fort Collins has been my home for the past 30 years and I wrote this to let you to know how much we as parents appreciate your ASK Company helping make Fort Collins and Northern Colorado a desirable place to raise a family.
Dr. Tammra Johnson, O.D.
Contact Lens and Family Vision Clinic  (970) 482-4700

The program is great! We love Caroline and all of the activities our daughter is doing! Our daughter is also really enjoying it" - Emily K

My daughter Olivia has been attending the A.S.K. program at part-time for the past two years.
We are in the process of moving and Olivia will no longer be attending school in the area.  Olivia’s biggest concern has been spending more time at A.S.K.   We have increased her time in the program to every day.
I have been so impressed with Bill and his flexibility with any program changes we have requested.
The directors are absolutely amazing with all the children.  It is not just a job to them, they genuinely care about the kids and enjoy helping them grow and develop. 
We have developed what I feel will be lifelong relationships with our A.S.K. friends.

Your Friends,
Kim, John, Olivia and Maya Fox

I have used the 1st Choice Before and After School Kare (A.S.K.) Program for 4 years. Being a business owner I know the challenges of day to day operations. The A.S.K. Program far exceded my expectations for what I expected in a before and after school care program. My children always came home with their homework done which was a giant relief so as to get dinner started and continue to run my business. I too loved all the specialty events they planned weekly. My children loved the music and martial arts classes along with the arts and crafts.
I recommend this program to all my friends.  Thank you Bill for running a top notch program with A.S.K.

Julie Sathers
Owner: Sather’s Leading Jewelers
Fort Collins


It’s so great to work with A.S.K. We have been through two different before and after school care programs in N. Colorado, and the difference is night and day. Miss Anne is truly a gift! She is WONDERFUL!!! And  you are so easily accessible- so thank you, thank you, thank you!

Jeni LaPlante
Court Judicial Assistant
8th Judicial District

Mr. Black let me know that you are considering ASK for your after-school program.  We've had ASK with our school here at LCS since we've opened six years ago.  We've been very happy with them and the service that they provide for our students.  They are very responsive in working with us, they provide great extensions and programming for our students beyond our school hours, their staff have been great, and we've never had a concern related to student safety.  
I recommend ASK as an before/after school care provider, and please reach out if I can be of any assistance or can answer any questions.

Thank you,
Ian J. Stout, Executive Director
Loveland Classical Schools
Administration Office - Academy Campus
3015 W. 29th St., (970) 541-1507 ext. 104

It was fun to get your email and be reminded of how much we appreciated your A.S.K. program. Since moving to California it has now made us realize just how professional your company is run compared to other before and after school care organizations. Our experience with your program was a true gift for us when the boys were in Colorado. We always felt they were in good hands.
Thank you for what you do for the community there. Wishing you all the best!
Robert and Dana Dixon

Mr. Black,
I am the Martial Arts Teacher for the 1st Choice A.S.K. children at the Windsor Charter Academy. I wanted to let you know these children are some of the best behaved children I have ever taught in my 15 years of teaching martial arts. It is quite the pleasure to be able to help them. I too have noticed how the directors there have complete respect and control of the children while in my class and while they are doing their homework. I have taught classes and seminars in many different schools and to date have never seen such a wonderful program you run with A.S.K.
Thank you for allowing me to serve your students.

Matt Schildt – Owner, Kaizen Karate and Self-Defense
1215 H Main Street | Windsor, Co. 80550

"I love being a tutor at the Loveland Classical Schools ASK program.  The students who go to ASK at LCS, often come from households with two working parents or a working single parent.  Getting home later in the evening, the main focus becomes dinner and then bedtime routines. Students become susceptible to falling behind in their school work.  Since the students are allotted a generous amount of time to work on their homework and keep up on assignments during ASK, it leaves home time as family time.  This is my 3rd year at LCS as a teacher and I think it’s a great thing that ASK employs a teacher whom the students know. They get the advantage of having a tutor who is familiar with the curriculum, the teaching style, and the school’s core virtues, and will hold them to the same high expectations they have in class.  The ASK Tutoring Program not only benefits the student but the entire family as well." 

Mandi Archer
1st Grade Coordinator
Loveland Classical Schools

Before and After School programs

I have been working with Bill Black and the ASK program for years and I have to say they are the best in town.  I have looked at many after school programs over the years and Bill’s program is top notch.  Bill and his staff are always responsive to my suggestions or needs.  They accommodate any requests and I never know they are here.  Our parents are very happy with this service as well.  The students are managed well after school and the staff Bill hires are top notch.  Please feel free to call and ask any questions if you have any. 

Thanks, keith (casey) churchill
liberty common school principal
national core knowledge consultant
970.482.9800 ext. 1111

I wanted to take time and be sure to give Ms. Nicole a big thank you and to let her know how appreciative I am of her efforts with all the children, and especially Haley, at Loveland Classical.
She makes such an effort to give me an update every day on how Haley was that day.
She has been an advocate for Haley and has mediated friendship strife related events.
She ensures that the kids are stimulated with creative and educational crafts.
She has positive incentives for good behavior by giving children a token at the end of the day.  I believe these come from her own supplies.
She always has a smile on her face and a positive message.
She is consistently promoting tolerance and acceptance of all different walks of life.
It is easy to see that she cares deeply for all the children there and people in general.  Her radiance is contagious!
Haley's mood has elevated since she has started working at LCS.
I cannot express how thankful I am for her clear dedication and commitment and feel very lucky that she works at LCS!!!!
Sincerely, Gina Harper