The E.X.T.R.A. Program

Expanded Time to Raise Achievement


The goal of EXTRA is to positively impact student achievement by integrating standards-based instruction with creative after-school programming that ensures continuous quality improvement. Activities and services are age and developmentally appropriate and support the cultural, linguistic, economic, and other special needs of the children and families being served.

The EXTRA program is funded by the After School Education and Safety (ASES) grant from the state of California. At Juarez Academy, the Los Cerritos YMCA, an ABCUSD partners, has been contracted by the district to facilitate the program.

Daily activities include a nutritious snack, homework assistance, educational enrichment, and physical activity. Enrichment activities include art, music, dramatic play, recreational games, engineering, digital media, and sports.

Day and Hours of Operation

The EXTRA program operates after school every day that school is in session. It begins on the first day of school in August and ends on the last day of school in June.  Program hours: Dismissal time to 6:00 p.m.

Program Enrollment

The program is open to all students.  Enrollment in the EXTRA program is based on availability and is at no cost to families. When the program is full, the staff will establish a waiting list for admission into the program.