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PCSD’s High-Quality, Affordable, and Safe Afterschool Programming

“With heartfelt thanks we extend our appreciation to the Park City Education Foundation, the Park City School District, our many Community Partners, and our committed parents. Thanks to their support, we are able to maintain a vital resource by providing an affordable, safe, and healthy environment for our after school students. We are enthusiastically anticipating the inclusion of our preschool students in the program, cultivating a growing opportunity for the families in our community.” -Todd Klarich, PCSD’s Community Education Director

For every child enrolled in an afterschool program in Utah, 8 more are on the waitlist for a spot, reinforcing the reality of unmet demand throughout the state. Fortunately, within the Park City School District, it’s a different story. “We’re happy to report we currently have zero students on the waitlist,” Klarich  told us. He has continued to build the Afterschool team by hiring additional staff to address and accommodate surging demand. The district’s goal is to be able to provide a space in Afterschool for any K-9 student/family within the community who wants to participate.

High-Quality Programming for Students
PCSD’s high-quality Afterschool is both rich and diverse. Park City students have better access to a variety of academic and extracurricular programming, thanks to the generous donors of PCEF, and amazing community partners work to elevate and enhance enrichment opportunities. PCSD’s Afterschool programs are available at each of the four elementary schools, Ecker Hill Middle School, and Treasure Mountain Junior High.

Affordable & Accessible for Families
Affordable Afterschool has been top priority for PCEF for more than a decade. PCEF invests an average of $250,000 each year to support scholarships and key academic initiatives to keep Afterschool affordable for all. 

Safe Environment & Relationships
Extending the day beyond the final bell within the already familiar school environment allows students the freedom to connect and cultivate purpose-driven relationships, explore shared interests among peers and alongside trusted adults. while in a safe Afterschool setting. Many of the Afterschool clubs and programs are run by teachers at each school.

AFTERSCHOOL BY THE NUMBERS

PCSD Offers 6 Afterschool Programs

  • Jeremy Ranch → Camp Hawk
  • McPolin → Camp Moose
  • Parley’s Park → Camp Falcon
  • Trailside → Camp Trailblazer
  • Ecker Hill MS → Timberwolf After School Association - TASA
  • Treasure Mtn. → Mustang After School Academy - MASA 

Elementary Afterschool Focus

  • Daily Academic Support and Enrichment Activities
  • Enrichment categories: Arts, Science/STEM Financial Literacy, Physical Fitness, Wellness (aligned with PCSD), Career Readiness, Multicultural, Life Skills and Social Emotional Learning
  • Partners: Live Like Sam, Yoga with Randi Jo, Egyptian Youth Theater, Summit Community Gardens, Curious Cooks, Ocean Club with Anna, Chess Club with Case, Bryson and Alexander, Kimball Arts Center, Recycle Utah, Ninja Kids with Cheryl, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Youth Sports Alliance, Amigos Club, Art with Lucia

Secondary Schools Afterschool Focus 

Spring 2024

  • 265 students in elementary Afterschool Programming (K - 5th grades)
  • ZERO students on the waitlist 
  • Averaging 40-50 drop in students/week at each EHMS & TMJH
  • Approximately 400 students K - 9th

2024/25 Registration

PCSD Afterschool is supported by PCEF donors, after initially providing seed funding for the original program at McPolin Elementary School in 2008. The success of the McPolin program led to its expansion across all four elementary schools, plus Ecker Hill, and Treasure Mountain. Thanks to the PCSD School Board, the Afterschool Program will expand to include preschool (up to an additional 80 students!) in the 2024-2025 school year. PCSD Afterschool registration opens for the 2024/25 school year on April 22, 2024.

 

Afterschool K - 9th Grade: Quality Afterschool Programs that Work for Working Parents

Your Impact This Year

  • Students Reached

    4500

  • Invested in Our Schools

    $1,500,000

  • % Parents Giving 2022/23

    50%

  • Programs Funded

    100

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