Extended Day Program 2017-12-04T12:50:32+00:00

Extended Day Program

El Sol Academy runs a robust Extended Day Program, aimed at providing El Sol students with a safe place after school where they can develop a variety of skills and knowledge. Our objective is to strengthen students’ academic and social skills by providing content focused lessons as well as enrichment classes. Academic areas of focus include Math, English, and Spanish and our enrichment classes include science, arts, dance, chess, and a variety of sports.

Participation:

Group – A:  Students who want to participate in extracurricular activities, but do not need academic intervention, have the opportunity to join more than one enrichment class. These students must participate in the extended day program every day. This program is funded by ASES Grant, El Sol and the parents.

Group – B: Students who are recommended by their teachers and need help in the areas of language arts and mathematics can enroll in the Extended Day Program to participate in the intervention classes which provide additional academic support to students. These students participate in the program every day. Other enrichment activities, such as basketball, chess, dance, etc. will be provided for these students as a required class. These students have the highest priority at the time of enrollment and the program is funded by El Sol.

Group – C: Students who only want to attend the program to take enrichment classes can enroll in the Extended Day program. These students can participate in the program on certain days or just for certain hours. They do not need to attend the program every day. They only attend the program on those days that they signed up for. This group of students has the lowest priority at the time of enrollment. This program is funded by El Sol and by the parents and it costs $10.00 per day for the days agreed upon.

Enrichment Activities

The Extended Day program has many enrichment classes in which students can participate. They can participate in music, chess, fine arts, sports, dance and drama and they learn a multitude of skills. If students enrolled in enrichment activities fall behind academically, they may be removed from the activities and placed in intervention classes. The teacher’s recommendations will determine a student’s status in the program.

Hours:

Kinder hours:

  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday: 2:30 – 6:00
  • Wednesday: 1:30 -6:00

1st – 5th Grade hours:

  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday: 3:00 – 6:00
  • Wednesday: 1:30 -6:00

Middle School Hours

  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday: 3:30 – 6:00
  • Wednesday: 1:55 -6:00

Modified weeks: the program starts at 1:00 pm for K-5th and at 1:50 pm for 6th-8th

FAQs

Is there additional homework during the Extended Day program aside from regular school homework?
The Extended Day program does not give additional homework to students. On the other hand, Extended Day instructors provide support with the completion of student homework coming from regular classes. Parents are still responsible for homework not completed during Extended Day hours.

Is attendance mandatory?
Yes, attendance is mandatory for our Group A and B students.  If parents pick up their kids right after school morning session, they must notify the main office and explain the reason of the absence to the Extended Day program.

Is lunch/dinner provided during the program?
Students enrolled in the Extended Day program normally receive a snack every day. Snacks are given between 3:00 pm and 4:15 pm every day, except Wednesday when they receive them between 1:30 pm and 4:15 pm. The snack time varies depending on the planned classroom activities.

For more information including enrollment, attendance, and payments, please refer to our Extended Day – Parent Handbook or feel free to contact:

Ruben Sanchez
Extended Day Program Assistant
E-mail: rsanchez@elsolacademy.org
(714) 543-0023