After School Program
We offer an after school program at no cost for eligible students. The school day and the after school program combine for a total of nine hours each regular school day.
After school programs provide a safe space for students to strengthen social and emotional skills, practice academic skills and increase language acquisition rates for English Learners.
All students in grades TK-6 who meet one of the following criteria are eligible for the after school program at their school at no cost:
- Criteria 1: Homeless youth, Foster youth, Meet state income eligibility requirements, English Learners
- Criteria 2: Children of full-time San José Unified employees
Students who are eligible for the program will receive an invitation to register for the program.
Additionally, we have a limited number of seats for students who do not meet the requirements in criteria 1. These limited seats provide after school programming on days when the regular school year is in session.
Empire Gardens Elementary partners with Catholic Charities to staff the after school program. After school programs begin from the release of the school day and students may be picked up before 6:00 pm.