Expanded learning programs  operate at all nine school campuses in the Rio School District. The term “expanded learning” includes support and services provided after school, before school, or any time outside of regular school time.

Expanded Learning Opportunities Program Plan 2022-2023

Expanded Learning Program Application – English

Expanded Learning Program Application – Spanish

Sonya Lopez Mercado, Ed.D.

Director of District Programs

(805) 981-2892

After School Education and Safety Program (ASES)- Rio EXL

Funding for the expanded learning programs at Rio del Mar, Rio del Norte, Rio del Valle, Rio Lindo, Rio Plaza, Rio Real, and Rio Rosales comes from the California After School Education and Safety (ASES) Program. The Rio School District provides ASES programming in collaboration with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Oxnard and Port Hueneme. Enrichment opportunities include social emotional learning, homework support, arts, music, physical fitness, and recreation. Enrichment activities vary by site.

The Rio School District employs one site coordinator to oversee programming at each school. Boys and Girls Club helps provide classroom staffing. Each ASES site has an academic liaison who is a credentialed educator who works closely with expanded learning staff to support students’ academic needs. Rio School District After School Program Site Coordinators and Boys and Girls Club youth development professionals meet the minimum qualifications of district instructional aides, and receive training and professional development in areas such as literacy, social emotional learning, and restorative justice.

Since schools in the Rio School District closed in March 2020, the ASES EXL program has continued to provide virtual academic and social emotional support as well as academic enrichment.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the California Department of Education has waived the usual hours of operation requirements under Senate Bill 98.

The State of California requires participating students to meet the attendance requirements as outlined in the registration packet. Students may attend the program on the days that they attend class in-person on their campuses only.

Enrollment is open throughout the year, depending on availability. Priority is given first to homeless and foster youth and, next, to students at risk of not meeting state and district benchmarks. To apply, complete the online application. If accepted, you will receive a notification from the After School Program Site Coordinator. You will also receive a registration packet to complete before your child can attend the program in person.

ASES also provides a six-hour summer program for five weeks. Please contact the school’s site coordinator for more information.

Rio Del Sol - YMCA

The YMCA Before & After school Program balances the needs of youth, families and local schools in a fully licensed, supportive and nurturing environment.  This program is tuition based. Scholarships are available. Core components of the program include academic support, healthy eating and physical activity, character education, and more. Spaces are limited. Please call the Camarillo Family YMCA directly for information. Contact Paige Harris  at (805) 484-0423.

Rio Real - Catalyst Kids School Age Program

Catalyst Kids provides before and after school programs located at Rio Real school. The program includes supervised activities, such as clubs, homework support, and fitness, that are geared toward developing positive relationships and giving children the tools to shine. The Catalyst school age program is operating during distance learning. For more information, please contact Karla Delgado at (805) 407-8939.

Rio Vista Middle School

The Rio School District offers the RVMS After School Academy Monday-Thursday. During distance learning, our Rio expanded learning specialists provide academic support and social emotional learning virtually. The program is available by recommendation only. Spaces are limited.

Expanded Learning Program Contacts






Rio del Norte Elementary School Adrian Rodriguez (805) 833-1476 Email Me Click Here
Rio Rosales Elementary School Alondra Burciaga (805) 833-1478 Email Me Click Here
Rio del Mar Elementary School Krista Roque (805) 833-1479 Email Me Click Here
Rio Lindo Elementary School Sammy Paz (805) 833-1467 Email Me Click Here
Rio Plaza Elementary School Nataly Zamudio (805) 833-1473 Email Me Click Here
Rio Real Elementary School Leonor Pazos (805) 833-1474 Email Me Click Here
Rio Vista Middle School Amy Prado (805) 833-1480 Email Me Click Here
Rio del Valle Middle School Sheryl Preciado (805) 833-1475 Email Me Click Here
Rio Del Sol Please contact Paige Harris at the Camarillo YMCA for more information. (805) 484-0423

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