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About ABC Excels Free Programs

Introducing ABC Unified School District’s  Expanded Learning Programs (EXLPs), our new after school program that provides care to students from TK-8 grade. The Expanded Learning Program staff wants every student’s experience to be positive, with opportunities to enhance his/her growth and development. The program is committed to providing a safe and enriching environment that furthers each student’s emotional, social, physical, and cognitive growth.  Providing a program that is flexible and balanced to meet each student’s needs and interests is the primary goal of the program and its staff. 

 

ABC Excels two free programs funded by the State of California include After School Education Safety (ASES) and Expanded Learning Opportunities Program state funds. ABC Excels is located at all Elementary and 3 Middle Schools within the ABC Unified School District.  ABCUSD partners with Action Youth America (AYA) and the YMCA of Greater Long Beach to provide rich and engaging programs.

 

ABC Excel Program’s vision is to provide district families exceptional learning opportunities for all students in the ABC Excels. The mission is to build one collaborative program where students have space and time to thrive.

 

ABC Excels is designed to provide students with a variety of creative, hands-on learning activities. The program offers youth leadership opportunities and relationship-building to promote active student engagement. Daily activities include a nutritious snack, homework time, educational enrichment, and physical fitness activity. Enrichment and fitness activities include performing arts such as dance, music, and theater/drama. Other activities include team building, S.T.E.A.M., social emotional learning, digital media arts, visual arts, recreational games, and sports. 

 

ABC Excels consist of the following four components in our afternoon program:

  • Nutritious Snacks- Daily Afternoon snacks will be provided by nutrition services and students are welcome to bring their own nutritious snack.
  • Academic Homework Support- Students will have designated time to complete homework assignments and obtain support when needed. Silent reading will be provided for students who have completed their homework.
  • Educational Enrichment- Students will be provided with social emotional learning, project based S.T.E.A.M activities, such as, music, theater, robotics, etc.
  • Physical Activities- Students will participate in organized sports activities, team building activities and develop a sense of community with the afterschool program.
 

The ABC Excels Program integrates the strategies from the Learning In After School and Summer (LIAS) Principles

  1. Learning that is Active
  2. Learning that is Collaborative
  3. Learning that is Meaningful
  4. Learning that Supports Mastery
  5. Learning that Expands Horizon

 

The ABC Excels Program staff wants every student’s experience to be positive, with many opportunities to enhance his/her growth and development. Providing a balanced program to meet each student’s needs and interests is the primary goal of our program and its staff.  The staff are committed to providing a safe and enriching environment that furthers each student’s emotional, social, physical, and cognitive growth.  The program is located in all elementary sites and three middle schools. 

 

Elementary Schools

Aloha

Bragg

Burbank

Carver

Cerritos

Elliott

Furgeson

Gonsalves

Hawaiian

Juarez

Kennedy

Leal

Melbourne

Niemes

Nixon

Palms

Stowers

Willow

Wittmann

 

 

Middle Schools

 

Fedde         Ross         Tetzlaff

 

Days and Hours of Operation

The ABC Excels Program operates after school on days that school is in session.  The program begins on the first day of school in August and ends on the last day of school in June. Expanded Learning Programs hours are from School Dismissal until 6:00 PM. For late start schools (Carver, Melbourne, Nixon, & Palms) end time is 6:15 PM. Program dismissal times are available online and at each school site.  If you choose to pick your child up before end of ABC Excels program hours, you are required to sign an early release form during registration. Some schools provide fee based morning programs starting at 7:00 AM until the school gates are open.

 

The program does not operate on holidays and non-student days. Additionally, the program will not operate during the fall, winter, and spring intersessions. Intersessions may be offered during school vacations, but are contingent upon the number of students registered.