OASIS After School Program
OASIS (Outstanding After-School Instruction and Safety) is a free after-school program offered to SJUSD K-8 students. The OASIS program is designed to provide a safe, structured, engaging, and academically enriching after-school environment for students in grades K-8. Due to the effects of the COVID Pandemic, social and emotional support has also been integrated into the OASIS program. Our goal is to be an engaging extension to the regular school day, building student success, confidence, and self-esteem.
Students that attend the OASIS program regularly have shown statistically significant improvement in student achievement as well as improved high school graduation rates. The SJUSD OASIS extended learning program serves approximately 850 students at nine different school sites, including all elementary schools, as well as Monte Vista and North Mountain Middle Schools.
The OASIS program is provided free to all participating students, thanks to the California Department of Education’s After-School Education and Safety (ASES) grant. OASIS is a collaboration between SJUSD, parents, and several community organizations including Valley-Wide Parks and Recreation, Diamond Valley Arts Council, Making Musica, Sports for Learning, and STEM to the Future.
OASIS operates every school day at elementary schools from dismissal (M-Th at 3:15 pm, Friday at 1:35 pm) until 6:15 pm, and at middle schools from dismissal (M-Th at 2:00 pm, Friday at 12:00 pm) until 6:00 pm. OASIS offers the following activities:
- A nutritious snack
- A dedicated homework time
- Academic and social enrichment activities
- STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics) Project-based learning
- Art instruction
- Outdoor sports and recreation
- Enhanced technology access
- Computer Coding Clubs
Enrollment opens in May of the current school year for the following school year. Homeless and foster youth are given priority. Once a program is at capacity, additional students enrolling will be put on a waiting list based on the date and time of enrollment form submission. For more information, please contact Dr. Vince Record, Director, CTE and Special Programs for SJUSD at (951) 929-7700 Ext. 4303, or email him at [email protected].