EXPLORE Programs operate at all nine school campuses in the Rio School District. Funding for the program at Rio Real comes from the California After School Education and Safety (ASES) Program grant. The Rio School District provides ASES programming in collaboration with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Oxnard and Port Hueneme. Enrichment opportunities include homework assistance, arts, music, physical fitness, and recreation. Program staff provides homework assistance during the daily “Power Hour”, and the after school program staff and Rio School District staff coordinate to provide academic intervention. After school site supervisors and youth development professionals meet the requirements of No Child Left Behind (NCLB), and the after school program maintains a 20:1 student to staff ratio. The program operates each day that students are in school and runs until 6 p.m. The State of California requires participating students to meet the attendance requirements as outlined in the application packet.
Enrollment is open throughout the year, depending on availability. Priority is given to homeless and foster youth and students at risk of not meeting state and district benchmarks. To apply, complete the application below and submit to the after school program site coordinator.