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 59 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.


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 two and a half hours of afterschool programming each day gain the equivalent of nearly two 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 welcomes 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 afterschool 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.
  • Increase graduation rate: At least 75% of entering 9th grades will graduate from high school in four years.
  • Improve satisfaction: 90% of students will say they like school.

The spring vetting cycle for new and returning organizations opens on Monday, February 9, 2015 and closes on Friday, March 20, 2015. 

February 9, 2015: first day to apply
March 20, 2015: Last day to apply

Application submitted after the March 20, 2015 deadline will not be considered for the fall of SY 15-16.

Submit an application

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

Vetting Process for Out-of-School-Time Service Providers Fall cycle SY14-15
Vetting process Timeline for fall cycle SY14-15
Frequently Asked Questions SY14-15
Rubric Vetting cycle Fall 2014

Contact Us

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


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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