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Expanded Learning Program

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Caruthers High School ELP participates each year with over 17 million students in 33,000+ schools spanning 115 countries as part of the Great Kindness Challenge! Kindness matters in our school, in our community, and in our world. We are honored to be recognized as a Kindness Certified School.


Caruthers High School is committed to the success of their students through partnerships that will create successful learning and enrichment opportunities for all. These opportunities will support student academic, social, and emotional learning by building positive relationships through student-to-student and student-to-teacher connections.


The purpose of the award winning Caruthers High School Expanded Learning Program is to provide youth with a safe and healthy place to go after school, a place where homework help and a nutritious snack are available, and a place to enjoy a wide variety of interactive classes.

  • Academic learning and physical movement disguised as fun, hands-on activities.
  • Interesting classes—from the arts to digital media, and from mad science to journaling—not offered during the regular school day.
  • Building interests that lead to the exploration of career options and college pathways.

The Expanded Learning Program is free for all students of Caruthers High School. We are open Monday through Friday before and after school. Our enrichment courses are aligned with the California Content Standards for grades 9-12. In compliance with Assembly Bill 1567, priority enrollment is extended to homeless and foster youth.

What You Need to Know

  • Serves all Caruthers High School students grades 9-12, including neighboring private and charter schools.
  • Operates onsite immediately following each regular school day Monday-Friday from 3:15 - 5:15 pm and special weekend field trips.
  • Provides a free and nutritious daily meal.
  • Includes daily late bus transportation.
  • Conducts regular family literacy and related educational development workshops.

Each year the Expanded Learning Program is evaluated for effectiveness. Evaluation results and a current program schedule are available online below.

How to Get Started

Step 1: Complete the online student application: Student Application - Expanded Learning Program
Step 2: Download the 5-Star Students app from 
Step 3: Check out our calendar of exciting after school events: Caruthers High School ELP Event Calendar
Step 4: Have fun!

¿Necesitas ayuda?

Para más información sobre el programa después de escuela y en como inscribir a su hijo, por favor contacte a nuestra encargada de enlace comunitario, Emily Valle al número 559-495-6416.
Aplicación Estudiantil - Programa de Aprendizaje Ampliado

CHS ELP Schedule Summer 2024
CHS ELP Brochure English 2023-2024
CHS ELP Brochure Spanish 2023-2024
CHS ELP Parent Handbook English 2023-2024
CHS ELP Parent Handbook Spanish 2023-2024
CHS ELP Fitness Flyer
CHS ELP Fitness Flyer Spanish
CHS ELP Report Card 2019 2020 View PDF 
CHS ELP Report Card Spanish 2019 2020 View PDF 
CHS ELP Program of the Year 2019 View PDF