After School Program

Jefferson Elementary School will provide an After School Program for the 2012-13 school year. This free program is available Monday - Friday from 3:10-5:00 p.m. All students must leave by the cafeteria doors near the playground entrance no later than 5:15 p.m.

Monday through Thursday the After School Program will be held at Jefferson School. On Fridays, transportation will be provided to take students to the YMCA. Students will return to Jefferson School at 5:00.

There will be no After School Program on days that there is no school, early releases for any occasion, and when special events take place after school, such as parent/teacher conferences and family fun night.  Parents of attending students will receive a schedule.

The purpose of the program is to provide high-quality, safe, and engaging after school opportunities that will enhance all academic areas, learning and overall development. Students will be divided into three groups every day (for example, gym/homework, science, computer lab). 

From time to time, arts and cultural activities, including field trips, will be offered to provide an opportunity for students to be engaged in learning and enrichment activities that can contribute to their academic achievement.

There are approximately 65 students involved in the After School Program. The school also has a waiting list for this program. Attendance is extremely important for this program to be effective. A student will only be allowed to have four unexcused absences before he or she is dismissed from the program. The After School Program is free because Jefferson received a five-year state grant.

For more information please contact the Jefferson Elementary School office at 459-3620.


Jefferson After School Program
Annual Report 2011-2012

A total of 104 students were served at the Jefferson Elementary After School Program in the 2011-2012 academic year. 

Of the attendees:
  • 85% were economically disadvantaged
  • Population: 7% Black (not Hispanic), 29% Hispanic, 31% Asian and 33% Caucasian
  • 44% were English Language Learners

The Jefferson After School Program balanced academic support with other youth development activities to provide a rich array of programs and services.  In the 2011-2012 academic year, the After School Program offered reading and mathematics lessons, academic enrichment, recreation, science, health-related activities, creative arts, homework help, and technology education.

Our program was open an average of 12 hours per week during the 2011-2012 school year.  This includes before-school and after school programs. 

Students’ primary teachers reported an increase in academic performance for 63% of the regular attendees.  Just less than half of regular attendees increased their grades in reading/language arts (39%), and 34 % increased their grades in math from the first grading period to the end of the school year. 

Students’ primary teachers reported the following improvements in student behavior:

  • 46% of students improved in completing homework satisfactorily.
    • (48% stayed the same; 6% declined)
  • 58% of students improved in class participation.
    • (40% stayed the same; 2% declined.)
  • 42% of students improved in turning homework in on time.
    • (53% stayed the same; 5% declined)
  • 48% of students improved in coming to school motivated to learn.
    • (48% stayed the same; 4% declined)
  • 47% of students improved in being attentive in class.
    • (51% stayed the same; 2% declined)
  • 32% of students improved in getting along well with others.
    • (66% stayed the same; 2% declined)
  • 36% of students improved in behaving well in class.
    • (60% stayed the same; 4% declined)
  • 34% of students improved in volunteering for extra credit or responsibility
    • (66% stayed the same; 0% declined)
  • 21% of students improved in attending class regularly.
    • (79% stayed the same; 0% declined)

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