There are currently 92 elementary sites with after school programs operated by Palm Beach County School District staff. While each after school site operates under the School Board Policy and current District procedures and protocols, sites vary in regards to specific program offerings. The information listed below is a general overview of all 92 programs. The after school site director at each after school site can assist with specific questions or concerns regarding their program.
After School Staff
All staff working in afterschool programs are highly qualified. Staff must gain clearance through District security and background checks and are Level 2 screened through Clearinghouse. Staff are First Aid/CPR/AED certified and must complete ten hours of professional development annually.
Programs and activities offered vary for each after school site. Contact the after school director at your school site for a complete listing of programs offered.
- Before School Care
- Part-Time After School
- Full-Time After School
- Extended Day After School
- Teacher Work Days
- Winter, Spring, and Summer Camps
While offerings vary from site to site, all programs include the following:
- Homework with assistance
- Outdoor structured activities
- Academic enrichment
- Fine arts
After school fees are calculated per month based on contracted attendance and prorated throughout the year into 20 installments. Drop in services are not available. Students must be enrolled and tuition paid monthly prior to service. Fee schedules for each program are available upon request from the after school site director.
After school students receive at least three hours of academic enrichment per week. Sites offer a variety of activities such as educational games, computer-based learning, literacy, fine arts, academic clubs, and tutoring. District-offered after school academic enrichment initiatives include STEAM, Explore Literacy, and Give 'em a Boost. Certified teachers support after school programs to ensure students receive age-appropriate instruction.