SJUSD Expanded Learning Opportunities Program
After School Program
The Afterschool program is a free after-school program offered to SJUSD K-8 students. The program is designed to provide a safe, structured, engaging, and academically enriching after-school environment for students in grades K-8 through critical thinking, communication, collaboration, creativity, and social-emotional learning supports. Our goal is to be an engaging extension to the regular school day, building student success, self-esteem, connectedness, and equity.
Research states that students who attend an afterschool program show statistically significant improvement in connection to the school, academic learning, boost attendance, and supports the acquisition of foundational skills. Afterschool Alliance Research.
The Afterschool program is provided free to all participating students, thanks to the California Department of Education’s After-School Education and Safety (ASES) and Expanded Learning Opportunities (ELO) grants. The Afterschool program is a collaboration between SJUSD, parents, and several community organizations including Think Together, Valley-Wide Parks and Recreation, Diamond Valley Arts Council, Making Musica, Sports for Learning, and STEM to the Future.
The afterschool program operates every school day from the dismissal of the regular school day (full day or minimum day) until 6:00 pm.
The Afterschool program 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
Non-instructional Day Program
EXPLORE The EXPLORE program operates on days when school is not in session (intersessions). The program is not open during holidays. SJUSD staff and community partners support the student program. The program focuses on creating a safe and supportive environment while engaging students with expanded access to phenomenon-driven learning while building respectful relationships through active enrichment opportunities. The days that programming will be provided for the 2023-2024 school year are as follows:
Friday, October 6, and Monday, October 9 ( 2 days )
Monday, November 20 - Wednesday, November 22 ( 3 days )
Monday, December 18 - Thursday, December 21 ( 4 days )
Tuesday, February 20 - Friday, February 23 ( 4 days )
Monday, June 10 - Thursday, June 27 ( 11 days )
Monday July 1 - July 16, 2024 (11 days)
*Summer camp is run Monday through Thursday with no camp on June 19th or July 4th.
Hours of Operation
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) Overview & Survey Results
In an effort to ensure San Jacinto Unified School District (SJUSD) is providing students and families of the afterschool program with quality service, we have asked our SJUSD families for some feedback. This process is centered around the CQI cycle also known as the Continuous Quality Improvement cycle. During this process, we received survey responses from SJUSD families about how the afterschool program supports the Quality Standards for Expanded Learning Programs to assist in investigating successes and growth areas.
The following 6 standards were surveyed.
Safe and supportive environments
Active and engaged learning
Youth voice and leadership
Healthy choices and behaviors
Diversity, access, and equity
You can learn about the Quality Standards for Expanded Learning Programs by accessing the website below.
Expanded Learning Employment Opportunities
|Name / Email||Title||Extension|
|Dr. Vince Record||Director, CTE and Special Programs||4303|
|Benjamin Plá||Expanded Learning Program Specialist||4316|
|Tracy Simpson||Administrative Secretary, CTE, and Special Programs||4313|
|Britney Nichols||Data Management Technician, Expanded Learning Program||4302|