Programs for K-12

The following list are programs offered for K-12 students in the Sacramento Region. Most of these programs are offered as afterschool programs.

  • AVID: AVID, Advancement Via Individual Determination, is a college readiness system for elementary through higher education that is designed to increase schoolwide learning and performance. The AVID College Readiness System (ACRS) accelerated student learning, uses research based methods of effective instruction, provides meaningful and motivational professional learning, and acts as a catalyst for systemic reform and change.
  • GATE: The Sacramento City Unified School District is committed to supporting gifted and high ability students who represent diverse socio-economic, linguistic and cultural backgrounds. The District’s instructional programs for Gifted and Talented students are based on the principles that all students have potential and should have equal opportunties to develop their individual capabilities, interests, and needs. We believe that students should receive specialized learning opportunities which are relevant, rigorous and well-rounded.
  • Building Bridges to Student Success: The San Juan Unified School District's Bridges After-School/ASSETs Programs provide homework support, enrichment and pro-social recreation in a safe and positive environment. The Bridges After-School/ASSETs Programs currently serve over 3,000 students, grades K-12, at 32 sites. Student success is supported through the implementation of each of the four components of the program: Homework support, enrichment/disguised learning, pro-social skills/recreation, and parent support and empowerment. Strong relationships between program staff, school staff, parents and students are key!
  • ASES: The ASES Program is an after school program designed to assist Elk Grove students and their parents. It is a partnership between home and school for the academic success of students and for the benefit of the entire family. Most of the funding for the program is from the ASES and 21st Century Learning Grants. Additional funds come from Elk Grove Unified School District, Title I, Emergency Immigrant Education and American Indian Education.
  • 21st CCLC/ ASSETs: This program supports the creation of community learning centers that provide academic enrichment opportunities during non-school hours for children, particularly students who attend high-poverty and low-performing schools. The program helps students meet state and local student standards in core academic subjects, such as reading and math; offers students a broad array of enrichment activities that can complement their regular academic programs; and offers literacy and other educational services to the families of participating children.
  • Matriculation and Orientation Center (MOC): The MOC provides Assessor-Translators who perform numerous language-related services linking parents to district programs. Languages are available in Spanish, Hmong, Chinese, Russian, Vietnamese and Mien.
  • Linked Learning: “Linked Learning” offers what students at all levels tell us they want: more relevance greater challenges.  It allows students to tap into the vast “funds of knowledge” within our region.  The Multiple Pathways model expands opportunities for parent and community engagement as well.
  • Youth Development Support Service: YDSS is the home of both Youth Engagement Services and Foster Youth Services. YDSS provides support to teachers and school site administrators in creating an environment conducive to the achievement of academic, as well as social-emotional, success for all students.  Services are based upon the philosophy of building resiliency to assure that students successfully adapt in the face of adversity and develop social, academic, and vocational competence.