In School Year 2016-2017, afterschool programs managed by the Out of School Time Programs (OSTP) will once again be offered in 53 schools. See the list of 53 schools and program start dates. Schools not participating in OSTP afterschool programs may offer their own programs to students. Please contact your student’s school for more information.
What do afterschool programs offer?
DC Public Schools (DCPS) afterschool programs allow students to participate in academic and extracurricular enrichment activities and to develop new hobbies and skills. DCPS teachers, paraprofessionals, and community-based organizations 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 programs each day gain the equivalent of nearly two months of learning time.
What are the afterschool program hours?
The afterschool program starts at the end of the school day and ends at 6 pm each full school day (unless otherwise noted by your school).
What grades can participate?
Programs serve students in PK3 through grade 5 at elementary schools and PK3 through grade 8 at education campuses.
Is food provided?
Supper/snack is provided to all students free of charge.
How do I register my student?
What do I do if I have trouble enrolling?
Contact your school or the Out of School Time Programs at (202) 442-5002 to ask for assistance.
Is there a fee?
For school year 16-17, co-payment fees will be ten monthly invoices (September 2016 through June 2017) of $82.50 for a total annual co-payment of $825 per student. Eligibility for co-payment will be determined upon student registration based on TANF or Medicaid status. Families will have the option to pay online through the current co-payment portal at afterschoolpayment.dcps.dc.gov. Certified checks, cashier’s checks, and money orders are also accepted. Personal checks will not be accepted. All checks and money orders must be:
District of Columbia Public Schools
Out of School Time Programs
1200 First Street NE, 9th Floor
Washington, DC 20002
For additional information, please refer to the Co-Payments for Parents Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).
Out of School Time Programs: (202) 442-5002