• EVERY STUDENT, EVERY CHANCE, EVERY DAY •Dr. David E. Cash, Superintendent • 720 Santa Barbara Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101 • (805) 963-4338
The Santa Barbara Unified School District offers after school programs at all elementary schools for children in kindergarten through 2nd or 3rd grades (depending on the site). Many of these programs are funded by the California State Department of Education/Child Development Division and provide subsidized services for low-income families. We offer several parent fee funded programs on a couple of school campuses.
The School-Age Program operates year round. A staff member picks up kindergarten students from their classrooms during the school year. Children in first through third grade walk to the center classrooms.
School-Age Program closes at either 5:00 P.M., 5:15 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 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 offered and special enrichment themes are used. Field trips and specialists in music, drama, art, and physical education are also added to enhance the curriculum
For more information on any of the above programs, please contact: (805) 965-4633, extension 0.
“A committed schools-families-communities partnership working together to help children and youth reach their full potential”
The A-OK! Program at Adams, Adelante Charter, Cleveland, Franklin, Harding, and McKinley elementary schools and the After School Program at La Cumbre Junior High operate every school day until 6 p.m. These excellent programs receive major funding from the California Department of Education through a statewide 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, City of Santa Barbara Parks and Recreation Department, Police Activities League, and Family Service Agency of Santa Barbara. Each year, various other partners bring special program curricula. As the lead agency, the Santa Barbara Unified School District administers the program.
Each of the A-OK sites has a elementary family advocate during the school day, as well as in A-OK. The program, initiated in 1992, is sustained through ongoing collaboration and support by the host schools, community partners and families, along with grants and donations. Family advocates help thousands of young people (infant through secondary school) and their families have a more healthy, safer, more enriching life and to become more successful in learning. The elementary family advocates help provide:
Open on school days: call for appointment