Program Purpose and Goals

The purpose of the After-School Student Program (ASP), also known as "Homework Club", is to enhance and support the growth of 7th and 8th grade students enrolled at OCSA through provision of an affordable, safe, and caring, after-school environment. The program goals are to provide guidance and care, in a quiet, structured environment, for students to complete homework, which acts as an extension of home, school, and community.

Location, Calendar, and Hours

  • The program is available on all schools days including minimum/non-conservatory and finals schedule days.

  • All 7th and 8th grade students who are still on campus after their last class must report to the designated After-School Student Program room, including all non-conservatory and early dismissal days.  
  • The program is closed on all designated school holidays.

  • All students must be picked up by 5:30 pm each school day.

  • The program's hours are:
    • Days Last Class Dismissal Time Program Hours Must be in class by... Pick-Up Time
      Monday-Thursday 3:30 p.m. 3:30 p.m.- 5:30 p.m. 4:00 p.m. 5:30 p.m.
      Fridays 1:30 p.m.

      2:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

      2:00 p.m. 5:30 p.m.
      Early Dismissal Days TBA TBA TBA TBA
               

Enrollment Requirements

  • Read and approve the ASP Student Program contract (this document).

  • Enrollment in the OCard program is required for a child’s attendance. For more information or to enroll in the OCard program visit www.ocsarts.net/OCard. Parents must maintain a positive OCard balance for each enrolled student in order for their child to attend each day.

  • Provide emergency contact and release information for each child by completing the OCSA ASP (Homework Club) Emergency Contact Information form here.

Daily Fee

  • $10.00 daily fee will be charge to a student’s OCard each day that a student attends the program.  For billing purposes, a $10.00 fee is charged for any period of attendance for the day.

  • If a student does not have funds on their OCard and must attend, their account will be debited and funds can be added to their account after attendance.

Financial assistance is available for families who qualify for the National School Lunch Program and have an approved OCSA's Free/Reduced Lunch Program application on file for the current school year. For more information, visit www.ocsarts.net/FRLP, or contact Becky Parsons at becky.parsons@ocsarts.net or 714-560-0900, ext. 5535.

Attendance/Illness/Absence

  • A student who is absent from school due to illness may not attend the After-School Student Program that day.

  • Parents will be notified if a student becomes ill, or is injured.  Parents are expected to pick up students promptly once notified. In the case of an emergency, the staff will take the necessary action(s) to ensure the health and safety of the student.

  • OCSA will not be held liable for any injury or loss of property beyond its reasonable control.

Behavior Management Procedures

  • All School-wide Behavior Expectations remain in effect during the After-School Student Program.

  • Students are expected to come prepared with quiet work to complete and not disrupt others.

  • A student whose behavior disrupts the learning environment may be dismissed from the program.

Sign-in and Sign-out Procedures

  • Each student must sign in each day for attendance and accounting purposes, using their student ID card.

  • Parents or guardians may call the Homework Club Line at 714-560-0900, ext. 6001 to early release their child.

  • Students who carpool and/or ride the bus/train will be dismissed at 4:45PM.

  • Students may be released to attend special on-campus activities as is necessary.

For questions about the After-School Student Program (ASP), please contact the ASP Coordinator, Jessica Daniel at jessica.beck@ocsarts.net or 714-560-0900 ext. 6001 (please note that this phone is only active after school hours).