Afterschool Programs for 2014-2015 

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In School Year 2014-2015, Afterschool Programs managed by the Office of Out-of-School Time Programs (OSTP) will once again be offered in 57 schools. Other schools have a variety of afterschool opportunities for students.  A full list of DCPS afterschool programs for 2014-15 will be available soon.


Afterschool enrollment for ALL families will now take place ONLINE at who visit the new online enrollment system can expect to have a customized experience based on your child and the school he/she is attending.

Afterschool Enrollment Amharic
Afterschool Enrollment Chinese
Afterschool Enrollment Spanish
Afterschool Enrollment Vietnamese
*These translations are ONLY to facilitate the completion of the online registration form. They should NOT be filled out.

There are TWO rounds of afterschool enrollment beginning on June 16th!

1. Round One (Monday, June 16-Friday, July 11) – All students enrolled during this period are guaranteed a seat in the afterschool program at their school.
2. Round Two (Monday, July 21-Wednesday, August 20) – Seats will be filled based on availability.  There may be a delayed start for students who are enrolled during this period if afterschool seats are full at their school.

The afterschool enrollment process has been simplified this year, so most families will not need to submit more documents after completing the online enrollment form. At the following seven schools, families who apply for a reduced co-payment rate will be notified through the online enrollment process that they need to bring additional documentation to their child’s school: Bancroft ES, Ludlow-Taylor ES, Marie Reed ES, Thomson ES, Tyler ES, Watkins ES, and West ES.  If your family needs to bring in documentation, those items will be due between Monday, August 11 and Wednesday, August 20 to hold your student’s seat. If you receive a request for additional documentation, a complete list of requirements can be found here. No appointments are necessary to bring in documentation to the school.  Please see the table below for the dates and hours of operation.

Schedule for additional afterschool documentation intake at Bancroft ES, Ludlow-Taylor ES, Marie Reed ES, Thomson ES, Tyler ES, Watkins ES, and West ES ONLY

Thursday 8/14/14 Friday
Saturday 8/16/14 Monday 8/18/14 Tuesday 8/19/14 Wednesday 8/20/14
8am-6pm 8am-6pm 8am-6pm 9am-7pm 9am-7pm 8am-3pm 8am-6pm 8am-6pm 8am-6pm


List of requirements in Amharic
List of requirements in Chinese
List of requirements in French 
List of requirements in Spanish
List of requirements in Vietnamese

Important Enrollment and Program Reminders:

  1. In order for any student to be enrolled in an afterschool program the student must be enrolled in the regular school day for SY 14-15.
  2. No child will be permitted to start until enrollment has been confirmed.
  3. The afterschool program will start at 3:30 p.m. and end at 6:00 p.m. each full school day (unless otherwise notated by your school).
  4. The afterschool program will include a one-hour Academic Power Hour for all students.  The remaining program time will be spent doing enrichment activities, focusing on arts, athletics, and community service.  Supper/snack will be provided to all students free of charge

If you need assistance with the enrollment process please contact the Chancellor’s Response Team at: 202-478-5738.

*If you lack access to a computer, computers will be available at your school for use during the above enrollment period from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 pm.  DC Public Libraries also have computers available for public use.  Hours and locations can be found at


DC Public Schools (DCPS) Afterschool Programs allow students to participate in academic and extracurricular enrichment activities and to develop new hobbies and skills. Community based organizations and DCPS teachers and aides provide a variety of unique programming options to students.

Participation in high-quality afterschool programming has been proven to improve school attendance, academic achievement, graduation rates and attitudes toward learning. Students attending three hours of afterschool programming each day gain the equivalent of nearly four months of learning time.


The Office of Out-of-School Time Programs (OSTP) is seeking strong community partners to provide afterschool programs in our schools.  OSTP also is welcoming all organizations that deliver services to students at their own facilities outside of school buildings and invites them to submit a vetting application as well.

All potential providers must go through a thorough vetting process before being selected to provide services in our schools.

The process is a collaborative effort to ensure that all community and neighborhood based organizations that work with our students are stable, effective and able to serve students who are most in need of their services.

DCPS is particularly interested in after school services that support DCPS strategic goals for student achievement in reading, mathematics and other areas:

  • Improve Achievement Rates: At least 70% of our students will be proficient in reading and math, and we will double the number of advanced students in the district.
  • Invest in Struggling Schools: Our 40 lowest-performing schools will increase proficiency rates by 40 percentage points.

The spring vetting cycle for NEW organizations opens on February 26, 2014 and closes on March 28, 2014. Also the after school providers originally vetted in 2008 (Cohort 2008) and the ones vetted in 2011 (Cohort 2011) are ending their three year vetted cycle. Both cohorts need to renew their vetted and approved status by submitting a re-vetting application between February 26and March 28, 2014.

February 26, 2014: First day to apply

March 28, 2014: Last day to apply

Application submitted after the March 28, 2014 deadline will not be considered for Fall of SY14-15.

Submit an application- New Organizations
Submit an application- Cohort 2008 and Cohort 2011 re-vetting

Vetting Process

To obtain information on the vetting process, please download and read the following documents:


DCPS partners with numerous organizations that provide afterschool services to students in schools and outside of school buildings.  The Directory is a list of vetted and approved service providers, including the organizations’ contact information and the descriptions of services offered.

DCPS Community and Neighborhood Based Organizations Directory SY 2012–2013


Daniela Grigioni
Manager of External Relations for Afterschool Programs
(202) 442-5002

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