About Us

The purpose of the Department of Afterschool Programming is to facilitate opportunities for quality afterschool programs which meet the fundamental needs common to all students during after school hours. Our afterschool programs seek to provide a safe, secure environment in which children can be involved in wholesome, enriching activities while their parents are away. Our 94 program sites seek to deliver high-quality out of school time experiences for our 19,000+ enrolled students.

What's New in Afterschool

Afterschool Professionals Honored at Prime Time PBC Annual Symposium

June 6, 2017 | 1 Comment

Prime Time Palm Beach County’s Sixth Annual Afterschool Symposium honored Afterschool Professionals and their commitment and dedication to providing high-quality out-of-school time programming for students in South Florida.  Palm Beach County Elementary Afterschool Professionals were nominated by their peers for awards in the following categories: Caring Adult in Afterschool Katina Thomas, Galaxy E3 Elementary Afterschool…

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Former Afterschool Counselor Receives Beginning Teacher of the Year Award

May 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

Meghan Barron was an afterschool counselor at Heritage Elementary School for seven years before becoming a teacher at Heritage Elementary School. This year she received the Beginning Teacher of the Year Award for Palm Beach County. Congratulations Meghan from the Department of Extended Learning!

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Citrus Cove Participates in Engineer It! Competition

April 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

On Saturday, April 8th, 2017 Citrus Cove Elementary Afterschool competed for the first time in the Engineer It!  engineering competition held at the South Florida Science Museum and Planetarium. There were over 600 hundred participants that attended with Citrus Cove Elementary having the second largest turn out of about 100 students. Students, including afterschool students,…

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Beacon Cove Intermediate Afterschool Director Finalist for Florida’s 2017 School-Related Employee of the Year

April 5, 2017 | 0 Comments

Beacon Cove Intermediate After School Director Finalist for Florida’s 2017 School-Related Employee of the Year

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Egret Lake Elementary Afterschool Achieves “Maintenance Level” Status

March 29, 2017 | 1 Comment

The afterschool program at Egret Lake Elementary has achieved “Maintenance Level” status in Prime Time Palm Beach County’s Quality Improvement System. Maintenance level is the highest level a program can achieve in the system and requires two years of high scores on the PBC-PQA, the QIS assessment system, as well as demonstrable skills to sustain high-quality…

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Poinciana Afterschool STEM TAZBots team is Houston-bound

March 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

The TAZBots, a fourth and fifth grade STEM Robotics team from Poinciana Elementary Afterschool is headed to Houston for the FIRST Lego League World Festival. The team won the first place Champion Award at the regional tournament where they competed against 45 teams in South Florida and qualified for the World event where they will…

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Beacon Cove Afterschool Director is 2017 School-Related Employee of the Year!

February 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

Jane Winters, Afterschool Director at Beacon Cove Intermediate School, is named as the 2017 School-Related Employee of the Year. Congratulations and thank you for all that you do for our students! Watch the surprise visit here.  

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Galaxy Elementary and Jupiter Elementary Achieve “Maintenance Level” Status

January 20, 2017 | 1 Comment

Galaxy Elementary School and Jupiter Elementary School both achieved “Maintenance Level” status, the highest rated status in the Quality Improvement System, through our partner Prime Time Palm Beach County, Inc. Congratulations to Afterschool Directors Cheri Rosen and Katina Thomas and their afterschool staff for demonstrating quality afterschool programming for your students!

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Afterschool programs provide a structured, safe and enriching program for all Palm Beach County School District elementary students. Afterschool programs may include:

Our mission.
To work collaboratively with stakeholders to provide high quality programs in a safe, secure environment during out-of-school hours

Our purpose.
To facilitate opportunities for quality afterschool programs which meet the fundamental needs common to all students during after school hours. It is important that students have access to the best possible opportunities to develop into healthy, well-adjusted and responsible adults.

Find an afterschool program near you.
There are currently 94 elementary afterschool programs operated by District staff. Afterschool site directors at each site are able to assist with any questions you have about the afterschool program. Click here to find a school near you.

Contact the Department of Afterschool Programming.
We are located at 4260 Westgate Avenue, West Palm Beach, FL 33409.

Click here for a directory of our staff.