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After School/Expanded Learning Programs ​


The Santa Barbara Unified School District offers two very different after school programs on elementary school sites and at La Cumbre Junior High School:

  • A year-round program for children in transitional kindergarten through 2nd grades (depending on the school site) and
  • ASES (After School Education and Safety) programs on 7 elementary school sites and at La Cumbre Junior High that operate on school days only.

Both of the programs are funded by the California Department of Education and provide subsidized services. We offer several parent fee funded programs on a couple of school campuses in the year-round after school program for the younger students.

The After School Program for transitional kindergarten through 2nd grades operates year round and from school dismissal time to center closing time. The After School Program closes at either 5:00 P.M., 5:30 P.M., or 6:00 P.M. depending on the school site. During the summer and on recess days the program opens at 7:30 A.M. and the site may be relocated to another school campus. The students are served a nutritious snack each day during the school year and breakfast, lunch, and snack are served when the centers are open full days. The major focus of the program is to provide a safe, enriching, and educationally-sound environment that supplements and supports the regular school program. Homework, enrichment activities, outdoor organized and free-choice activities, indoor small and large-group activities are offered. During the summers, an academic program is provided and special enrichment themes are used. Field trips and specialists in music, drama, art, and physical education are also added to enhance the curriculum.

Handbooks

2017-18 After School Program Parent Handbook (English)
2017-18 After School Program Parent Handbook (Spanish)

Calendars

After School Expanded Learning Programs Calendar 2016-17 (English)
After School Expanded Learning Programs Calendar 2016-17 (Spanish)
After School Expanded Learning Programs Calendar – Cleveland Elementary School 2016-17 (English)
After School Expanded Learning Programs Calendar – Cleveland Elementary School 2016-17 (Spanish)

Reports

2015-16 Annual Program Self Evaluation – CCTR


ASES (After School Education and Safety) Program at La Cumbre Junior High and A-OK! (After School Opportunities for Kids) at Elementary School Sites for students in 1st-8th Grades:

The A-OK! Program at Adams, Adelante Charter, Cleveland, Franklin, Harding University Partnership, McKinley, and Santa Barbara Community Academy elementary schools (serving students in grades 1 through 6) and the After School Program at La Cumbre Junior High (serving students in grades 7 through 8) operate every school day until 6 p.m. These excellent programs receive funding from the California Department of Education/After School Division through a statewide initiative, After School Education and Safety (ASES) grant program. Each site is supervised by well-trained staff and offers a structured, engaging array of academic and enrichment activities. Major partners include the Santa Barbara Unified School District, the site schools, and City of Santa Barbara Parks and Recreation Department. Each year, various other partners bring special program curricula to the enrolled students. As the lead agency, the Santa Barbara Unified School District administers the program.

VISION:

  • Children are enthusiastic learners
  • Families have the tools to support and encourage learning
  • Communities embrace learning opportunities for all

MISSION:

The After School/Expanded Learning Program provides an environment where students’ and families’ needs are met so that they can fully participate in all aspects of the educational experience.

Handbooks

A-OK 2015-2016 Parent Handbook (English)
A-OK 2015-2016 Parent Handbook (Spanish)

Contacts

Debi Badger Program Director dbadger@sbunified.org (805) 965-4633 x6506
Gloria Medina Office Manager I gmedina@sbunified.org (805) 965-4633 x6504
Daisy Estrada Ochoa Program Coordinator, Year-Round After School Programs destrada@sbunified.org (805) 965-4633 x6505
Cecilia Valencia Assistant Office Coordinator cvalencia@sbunified.org (805) 965-4633 x6502
Andrew Thill La Cumbre ASES Program Supervisor athill@sbunified.org (805) 687-0761 x3527
Sharon Roth A-OK Program Supervisor sroth@sbunified.org (805) 963-4338 x1452
Marisa Miller A-OK Program Supervisor mmiller@sbunified.org (805) 963-4338 x1451

A-OK Program Offices and Site Coordinators