Afterschool Programs for 2013-2014
Academics. Enrichment. Wellness.
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.
For the 2013-2014 school year, the DCPS Office of Out-of-School Time Programs (OSTP) Afterschool Program will be offered in 53 schools. For information on afterschool programming at other DCPS schools, please contact the school principal. The following information refers to the program offered at the 53 OSTP schools listed.
Afterschool Program Description
The OSTP afterschool program features an Academic Power Hour and enrichment programming focusing on arts, athletics, and community service.
Start Date: Please see the OSTP site list for your school's start date. Some schools will begin programming on the first day of school; some schools’ afterschool program will start on September 3rd (the Tuesday after Labor Day).
Program Hours: Dismissal to 6:00 p.m. on full schooldays
Food Provided: Supper will be provided to all students at no cost
No child will be permitted to begin programming until they are fully enrolled and have received a certification of enrollment.
Please enroll early because seats are limited. DCPS can only guarantee seats to families that enroll prior to the first day of afterschool programming. Families may still apply after the first day. However, a seat in the program is not guaranteed.
The Afterschool Enrollment Fair
Enrollment for afterschool programs will take place during one citywide Afterschool Enrollment Fair at Logan Annex (215 G St. NE) from Wednesday, August 14 through Friday, August 30. See the dates and times in the calendar below.
Schedule an Afterschool Enrollment Appointment
Families are encouraged to make an appointment to register for the Afterschool Program at Logan Annex (215 G St. NE). Each appointment will take approximately 45-60 minutes. Walk-ins will be accepted but are likely to have a significant wait.
Schedule Your Afterschool Enrollment Appointment Now
If you have technical difficulties scheduling your appointment, please call OSTP at 202.442.5002.
Getting to Logan Annex
The Afterschool Enrollment Fair will be held at the Logan School Annex located at 215 G St. NE, Washington, DC 20002 at the corner of G St. and 2nd St. NE.
• Logan Annex is located in the Logan School parking lot, which can be entered from 2nd St. NE.
• The school is 2 blocks from Union Station (Red line).
• It is also within 3 blocks of bus stops for the following routes: DCN22, 96, 97, 922, D3, D6, D8, X1, X2, and X8.
• A limited number of parking spaces are available in the parking lot.
Cost of Afterschool Program
The standard cost for the OSTP Afterschool Program is $10 per day for the first participating child in a family. The second child costs $7.40 per day, and all additional children in a family may participate for free.
Co-payment for the month of September is due at the time of enrollment. Co-payment may be paid using Visa, MasterCard, check, or money order. If a family owes any remaining co-pay balance from SY2012–13, it is also due at the time of enrollment and before your child may participate in the program.
Apply for a TANF Subsidy
Families who are income eligible and wish to apply for a TANF subsidy to participate for free or at a reduced cost must bring additional documentation when enrolling in afterschool. If you are applying for a subsidized copayment rate, you must bring proof of the following:
- Parent/guardian relationship to the student (Example: child’s birth certificate);
- Household income for all parents/guardians (Example: 3 consecutive paystubs); and
- D. C. residency (Example: gas or water bill dated within last 30 days).
If you already receive TANF benefits, please bring documentation of active TANF status dated within the last 30 days, with your current address, and which lists the child’s name. This type of TANF document meets all three of the documentation requirements.
For a complete list of acceptable subsidy documents, please see Attachment B of the SY13-14 Afterschool Parent Letter
Afterschool Parent Letter 2013-2014
For additional information and to make sure you bring all the documentation necessary to enroll your child, please review the following parent letter.
Directory of DCPS Community and Neighborhood Organizations
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
Contact the Office of Out-of-School Time Programs by calling 202.442.5002 or email Afterschool.DCPS@dc.gov.
Find Coordinators listed by school.