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Expanded Learning Opportunities (ELO) Afterschool Programs

Welcome to the Expanded Learning Opportunities Department!



Ensure that every child achieves academic and social excellence to be career, college, and life ready.



Empower students with the knowledge and skills necessary to become highly effective, culturally diverse citizens, through the daily use of dynamic hands-on academic and social enrichment activities.

The Expanded Learning Opportunities Department (ELO) offers programs to all Transitional KIndergarten (TK) through grade 8 campuses, providing safe and engaging experiences.  It is our honor to serve the students in the Monterey Peninsula Unified School each day that school is in session. The programs at all of our campuses start immediately following the dismissal bell, through 6:00 pm, for a total of nine hours per day.  Throughout the year, an additional 30 non-school days of programming will be offered for expanded learning.


All of the programs offer the following components. 

  • Academic support
  • Nutritional snack
  • Physical activity
  • Enrichment activities

There are no fees for students who are experiencing homelessness, are foster youth, receive free or reduced price meals (FRPM) or are English Learners.  At school sites with the highest percentage of students receiving free or reduced lunch, the program is provided free of charge for the entire school.  

Some of our after school programs charge a fee for service to children who do not receive FRPM, are not foster or homeless, and are not English Learners. School district employees receive a discount for the afterschool programs.

Space for all programs is limited.  Priority enrollment is based on the following criteria:

  • Experiencing Homelessness/Foster Placement 
  • Qualify for the Free/Reduced Lunch Program
  • English Learners 
  • Prior Enrollment in ASA
  • Siblings enrolled in the program
  • Balancing grade level groups
Good attendance, participation, and behavior in ASA is required. The grant requires a comprehensive program, including Academic Support, Enrichment Activities, and Nutrition opportunities, and to ensure that spots are filled by students that are benefiting from what is offered. Students are expected to attend everyday they are in school and stay until the end of the program day, taking into consideration a family's need for early release.
Special Education students are accepted and an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) meeting may be held prior to enrolling to be sure we are adequately trained to meet the needs of the student.
Once all spots have been filled, a waiting list of students by school and grade level will be created and referrals will be made to our community partners. Waiting lists do not roll over from one year to the next.  The After School Program at each site is as unique as the community it serves.  Please use the links to the right to explore options at your child's school.
MPUSD has created partnerships with off-campus after school programs through the Boys and Girls Club in Seaside, The Marina Teen Center, the YMCA in Monterey, The Village Project in Seaside.