After School / Expanded Learning Programs
- A year-round program for children in transitional kindergarten and kindergarten
- 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.
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.
- Children are enthusiastic learners
- Families have the tools to support and encourage learning
- Communities embrace learning opportunities for all
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.