TUSD ExL After School Program
TUSD Expanded Learning - Free After-School Program
Tustin Unified School District has two grant-funded programs through the California Department of Education, After School Education and Safety (ASES) and Expanded Learning Opportunities Program (ELO-P). These two programs make up "TUSD Expanded Learning" offering free programming throughout TUSD elementary and middle schools. The contracted partner providers are Catalyst Kids and YMCA. Based on grant funding per site, certain grade levels are served and either all students or qualified students at that site are eligible for free programming. Students can qualify for programming based on family income, foster child, or designated English Learner (see chart below for grade levels and qualifications per school site).
TUSD Expanded Learning is open every day school is in session and an additional 30 days per school year (5 days at winter break, 5 days during spring break, and 20 days in summer). Participants attend the program from school dismissal until 6:00 PM with allowable pick up time starting at 5:00 PM. Participation is available to students enrolled and attending during the school day and is subject to program capacity. Students are served a nutritious snack that conforms to state and district nutritional standards. Program instructors collaborate with principals and classroom teachers to support student homework and reading. District aligned educational and enrichment activities & clubs are also provided along with daily structured recreational activities.
Enrollment forms are available in each school office, or see links below for Catalyst enrollment links.
|School Site||Program Grades Served||Qualifications per Site||Provider|
|Arroyo Elementary||K-5||Qualified Students||YMCA|
|Benson Elementary||TK-5||Qualified Students||YMCA|
|Beswick Elementary||K-5||All Students||Catalyst Kids|
|Estock Elementary||K-5||All Students||Catalyst Kids|
|Guin Foss Elementary||K-5||Qualified Students||Catalyst Kids|
|Heideman Elementary||TK-5||All Students||Catalyst Kids|
|Heritage Elementary||TK-5||Qualified Students||Catalyst Kids|
|Hicks Canyon Elementary||TK-5||Qualified Students||Catalyst Kids|
|Ladera Elementary||K-5||Qualified Students||Catalyst Kids|
|Loma Vista Elementary||TK-5||Qualified Students||YMCA|
|Myford Elementary||TK-5||Qualified Students||Catalyst Kids|
|Nelson Elementary||TK-5||All Students||Catalyst Kids|
|Peters Canyon Elementary||TK-5||Qualified Students||Catalyst Kids|
|Red Hill Elementary||TK-5||Qualified Students||Catalyst Kids|
|Tustin Memorial Academy||K-5||Qualified Students||Catalyst Kids|
|Tustin Ranch Elementary||TK-5||Qualified Students||Catalyst Kids|
|Orchard Hills||K-6||Qualified Students||Catalyst Kids|
|Sycamore Magnet Academy||TK-8||All Students||Catalyst Kids|
|Columbus Tustin MS||6-8||All Students||Catalyst Kids|
|Hewes MS||6||Qualified Students||Catalyst Kids|
|Pioneer MS||6||Qualified Students||Catalyst Kids|
|Utt MS||6-8||All Students||Catalyst Kids|
|Legacy Magnet Academy||6||Qualified Students||Catalyst Kids|
For site availability or enrollment information, please contact:
YMCA - Elizabeth Medina at firstname.lastname@example.org - (714) 508-7641
Catalyst Kids - Monica Reyes at email@example.com - (949) 553-4470
If you have additional questions regarding the free after school program, please contact Laurie Jimenez, TUSD Expanded Learning Teacher on Special Assignment, (714) 730-7301 Ext. 51388, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.