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    Welcome to Expanded Day/Special Projects
    (After-School Programs)


    EXPANDED DAY/SPECIAL PROJECTS promote high-quality before and after-school programs sponsored by individual schools and outside childcare providers that ensure safety, integrative help with academic and social skill development.  Special Projects enhance existing after-school programs with academic, recreation and/or enrichment components.
     21st Century Community Learning Centers
    Atlanta Public Schools presently has two schools who have been awarded the 21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC) afterschool program grant from the Georgia Department of Education.  Dobbs ES, Cleveland Avenue ES and Scott ES are providing quality afterschool programs and services to those selectied students in their afterschool program.  The Program Directors and staff at these schools provide excellent opportunities and exposure for all students which translates to their students being more engaged and motivated to learning during their regular academic day.  This grant provides academic enrichment and tutorial services  to Atlanta Public School students in an afterschool setting.  Also, it offers students a broad array of additional services, programs, and activities to reinforce and complement the regular academic program.  Finally, it offers families of 21st CCLC students opportunities for literacy and related educational development.

                                        INFORMATION FORUM    
                                                                   APS - Campbell Annex
                                                                   21 Thirkield Avenue, SW
                                                                     Atlanta, GA 30315
                                                                   Friday, January 22, 2016
                                                                   10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    If you are an Authorized After-School Provider and will be providing a program in an elementary and/or middle school
                      YOU SHOULD ATTEND THIS FORUM
    If you are a Principal or School Representative for an elementary or middle school and will provide a school-run program
                     YOU SHOULD ATTEND THIS FORUM
    This forum will provide the guidelines for elemntary and middle schools before and after-school programs for Atlanta Public Schools.
    Please email Joyce Carter if you have any questions at:  jcarter@atlanta.k12.ga.us


    CONGRATULATIONS AfterSchool Classe' Program at Hope-Hill Elementary
    Atlanta City Council Member Kwanza Hall joined students from Hope-Hill Elementary School's AfterSchool Classe' program as they unveiled their artwork on August 23, 2012 in the north terminal of Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.  The artwork will be viewed by tens of thousands of airport passengers from across the globe and will greet U.S. military personnel as they arrive at their north terminal check-in counter, as part of the Hartsfield-Jackson Airport Military Gateway Youth Art Project.
    Airport: Classe'-Hope Hill
    Airport: Classe' - Hope Hill
    Airport:  Classe' - Hope Hill
    Airport: Classe' - Hope Hill
    The Council on Accreditation (COA) is delighted to inform us that the following after-school programs has been accredited:
    • Jackson After School, Inc. at Jackson Elementary School provided by Kim Bishop
    • Smith After School, Inc. at Smith Elementary School provided by Kim Bishop
    • Preferred School Care, Inc. at Cleveland Avenue Elementary School
    • Preferred School Care, Inc. at Kimberly Elementary School
    • Preferred School Care, Inc. at Parkside Elementary School
    • AfterSchool Classe' at Springdale Park Elementary School
    • AfterSchool Classe' at Burgess-Peterson Elementary School
    The COA is designed to identify providers that have set high performance standards for themselves and have made a commitment to their constituents to deliver the highest quality services. 


    COA accreditation is an objective and reliable verification that provides confidence and support to an after school program’s children and youth, parents, staff and community partners.  The COA accreditation process involves a detailed review and analysis of both a program’s administrative operations and its service delivery practices.  All are “measured” against national standards of best practice.  They confirm that the services are provided by a skilled and supported workforce and that all individuals are treated with dignity and respect.


    After  School Classe' at Hope/Hill Elementary is a Nationally Accredited Program.  The National AfterSchool Association (NAA), in December 2008, awarded the program the status of Nationally Accredited Afterschool Program.  Accreditation is recognition of quality afterschool programming, application of the NAA Standards for Quality School-Age Care to daily practice, and a long-term commitment to the children and families in their community.

    CONGRATULATIONS to these after-school programs for a job well done!  



    High Museum of Art After-School Program

    Atlanta Botanical Gardens After-School Program



    The following information is for those schools and providers who will be providing an after-school programs in any APS elementary and/or middle school during the 2015-2016 school year:

    • Only authorized Afterschool providers can provide an Afterschool program in Atlanta Public Schools' elementary and middle schools.
    • It is the Authorized After-School Provider's responsibility to meet with Principals and request to provide a program at their school.
    • In order to provide an elementary or middle school Afterschool program in any APS facility, you must have the following documents submitted prior to the first day of programming:
      • Georgia Business License
      • Completed Response Form Packet(signed Approval Process Form also)
      • Commercial General Liability Insurance
      • Bright from the Start License; Inspection Report (or Exemption)
      • Fully executed Independent Contractor Agreement or MOU/MOA signed by the Superintendent
      • All employees, Contractors, and volunteers fingerprinted and cleared by APS
    • No one shall apply for an External Grant for any APS Afterschool program unless prior approval has been received from the following:
      • Principal
      • Executive Director
      • Office of Federal Grants and Program Compliance (David C. Butler)
    •   The Response Form Packet includes the following:
      • Before-School Program
      • Approval Process Form
      • Contact Information
      • Program Staff Information
      • Form 1 - Approval Process
      • After-School Snack Program
      • Summer and/or Saturday Program Packet
      • Independent Contractor Agreement
      • School-Run Programs:  Job Description and Payment Procedures
     Please reference "FORMS" on this webpage for additional documents which may provide additional information on the Atlanta Public Schools Afterschool program.

     If you need additional information, please contact Sedric Smith @ 404.802.2742 (sdlsmith@atlanta.k12.ga.us)

    If you are interested in providing an after-school program in Atlanta Public Schools for elementary and middle school students, you must be an authorized after-school provider.  By definition, after-school programs operate at the end of a regular school day for a minimum of 2 to 3 1/2 hours, between 4 and 5 days a week.  The program must include 3 or more components and USDA approved snacks.  In order to become an Authorized After-School Provider, you must fully and correctly complete the After-School Vendor registration form.  
    All prospective afterschool providers MUST be licensed by Georgia Bright from the Start prior to registering with Atlanta Public Schools.  Licensing requirements can be ascertained from Falita Flowers, Program Manager--Nutrition Services @404.656.6452 (falita.flowers@decal.ga.gov).  Additional information regarding the Atlanta Public Schools nutrition requirements can be obtained by contacting Dr. Marilyn Hughes, Director of Nutrition @404.802.1599 (mhhughes@atlanta.k12.ga.us).