• EXL Title

    Mission: To ensure a safe and positive learning environment for students of the Alvord Unified School District during the after school hours by providing daily educational, recreational, and enrichment activities. 

Expanded Learning

  • Schools, community members and organizations partnering together to ensure opportunities for life-long learning by providing more educational, recreational and enrichment possibilities for students.

    HALF-Time is an intervention program for elementary school students who have been selected based on academic need. Recommendations come directly from the principal and teachers at the school. Following the admission of targeted students, additional students are added to the program on a first-come, first served basis. The program offers an hour of homework assistance with trained staff, an hour of computer based reading and math intervention/tutorial, a nutritional snack, and an hour of indoor and outdoor activities that are both fun and educational. Some activities offered include: arts & crafts; recreation such as jump rope, hula-hoops, and dance; and a cultural awareness program designed to introduce children to different cultures across the United States and around the world.

    PRIME-Time students receive homework assistance from trained staff. PRIME-time provides students with a nutritional snack; after which, students can choose from a multitude of enrichment and recreational activities that will be offered throughout the week. Students are welcomed to participate in activities such as organized sports (like soccer, football, and basketball), drawing, painting, dance, music, skateboarding, and many more. Any middle school student currently enrolled can sign up and participate in PRIME-Time after school programs, as space allows.



  • The Expanded Learning Opportunities Program (ELO-P) provides funding for afterschool and summer school enrichment programs for transitional kindergarten through middle school.

    “Expanded learning” means before school, after school, summer, or intersession learning programs that focus on developing the academic, social, emotional, and physical needs and interests of pupils through hands-on, engaging learning experiences. It is the intent of the Legislature that expanded learning programs are pupil-centered, results-driven, include community partners, and complement, but do not replicate, learning activities in the regular school day and school year.

    Office Hours:

    Monday - Friday
    9:45 a.m. to 6:45 p.m.

    Phone: (951) 358-1682
    Fax: (951) 358-1683

    Carmen Phillips
    Director II, Elementary Schools

    David Ferguson
    Director II, Secondary Schools

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    Expanded Learning
    4671 La Sierra Avenue
    Riverside, CA 92505

Last Modified on November 16, 2023