Aligned after school programs are intentional school-after school partnerships. In these partnerships, after school programs provide learning opportunities that complement the regular school day curriculum. Creating a seamless transition from the regular day to the afterschool program can help students reinforce and remain engaged in school concepts. Understanding what students learn during the school day enables afterschool program staff to identify academic needs and design targeted intervention strategies.
Aligned after school programs reinforce and maximize student learning. Students in aligned after school programs improve their grades, school attendance, and confidence.