AUSD Adventures

Expanded Learning Programs


AUSD Adventures is a district-wide program that provides academic and educational enrichment opportunities at all thirteen Alhambra Unified School District elementary schools. Programs are creatively designed to promote ACTIVE, COLLABORATIVE, and MEANINGFUL engagement that SUPPORTS MASTERY and EXPANDS HORIZONS. Activities are created based on the interests of the students to create engaging opportunities for positive growth, both academically and emotionally.

Registration for 2024-2025 School Year is now available.

May 15, 2024:  Forms must be completed for individual students. Students currently enrolled in Adventures MUST re-register in order to participate. Our program does not have automatic reenrollment.

Qualifying unduplicated pupils must register through the Parent Portal.  Log into your parent account and complete the "After School Program" form under the "Forms section." Non-qualifying students will be directed to complete the Lottery form linked in Parent Portal.

Students new to the district are asked to call our office at(626) 943-3537 to join our "New Student" waitlist.

Adventures Expanded Learning Programs uses the Blackboard Connect system to send out important program information to enrolled participants. Our program sends information to the GUARDIAN EMAIL provided in PowerSchool. Please direct emails from to your inbox instead of the junk/spam folder.  Parents/Guardians who do not receive the emails may have opt out of the mailing system. Parents/Guardians may opt back into receiving emails from Blackboard Connect by contacting Technology and Information Services. Parents/Guardians may also call our office 626-943-3537 for assistance.

Important Dates

AUSD Student Calendar
Please note:  AUSD Adventures is closed on 3 days in addition to the school closures listed on the AUSD Student calendar.

2023-2024 Adventures Operating Calendar 

Previous Announcements & Program Updates 

Change in planned closure date for May 2024.

Originally we had planned our last professional development day for Wednesday, May 1, 2024. We will now be OPEN on May 1, 2024 and will instead be CLOSED on Friday, May 24, 2024. May 24th is the last day of school and is also a minimum day. Please plan for alternative care. 

March 25, 2024: Summer Adventures Registration is now closed.

An email has been sent to the parent/guardians of registered participants with the Course Selection Preference Survey. Our office sent the email through Blackboard Connect today (March 25, 2024) to the Guardian Emails on file in PowerSchool. The survey will close on April 5, 2024 at 11:59 PM. If you do not see the email, please check your spam/junk folder.  

2023-2024 Enrollment Update

Parents/Guardians of qualifying students can call our office to be placed on the waitlist. All our sites are currently at capacity. Enrollment for the rest of the 2023-2024 school year is subject to availability. 


A personalized link has been emailed to the parents/guardians of qualifying students to register through the Parent Portal.  Parents  of qualifying students will also be able to access the "Adventures Summer" form directly on Parent Portal.


ANNOUNCEMENT: Adventures Program Closure (Monterey Highlands)

Due to the school's campus closure, the following Adventures program will be CLOSED:

March 1, 2024 - Monterey Highlands Elementary



Enrollment Update for Trimester 3: 1/16/2024: Adventures will be enrolling students on the waitlist, pending site availability, for the start of Trimester 3. Qualifying pupils with priority should submit their interest through the After School Program form on Parent Portal. Parents/Guardians of students without priority will NOT have access to submit the form and should call our office at (626) 943-3537 by Wednesday, February 7, 2024 to join the lottery. Confirmation emails will be sent by Friday, February 9, 2024.


10/26/2023 Enrollment: Confirmation letters were sent on October 20th. Site Youth Specialists have sent or will be sending out site specific information through email. 


Thursday, 10/26/2023  - The Adventures Extended Day program at Emery Park is closed today because the campus is closed. Program is expected to resume normal operations tomorrow, 10/27/2023.

The Dia De Los Muertos showcase scheduled for today has been postponed. The showcase is now scheduled for Wednesday, November 1, 2023


10/4/2023 - Enrollment updates for students on the priority and lottery waitlist will be sent via Blackboard Connect on October 20th. Please note we may not be able to accommodate all students on the waitlist if demand exceeds our program capacity. Unaccommodated students will remain on the waitlist for consideration in February 2024.


8/11/2023 - Our office will be looking at enrollment in the upcoming weeks. Qualifying students with completed registration forms will be placed in our program pending availability. Please look out for confirmation emails from Blackboard Connect with a start date. A wait list email will be sent to those who we cannot service at this time. 

Enrollment confirmations are sent through the district's Blackboard Connect email system. Qualifying pupils that completed our After School Program form on Parent Portal by July 16, 2023 were emailed an enrollment confirmation letter.  Qualifying pupils that complete the form after July 16, 2023 are placed on our waitlist and placed pending availability.  


 Interested in joining for the 2022-2023 school year?  

22-23 pre-registration available in the AUSD Parent Portal beginning April 4th for ALL TK-8 AUSD students, including those at Brightwood! Simply fill out the interest survey located in the FORMS section of the portal. New students can be pre-registered by contacting the school's Site Youth Specialist.

Parent Portal Instructions



Due to unforeseen staffing challenges, the following ASES program will be CLOSED:

April 15, 2022 - Park Elementary



Programs will be closed for spring break from 3/28/22-4/1/22.



Due to unforeseen staffing challenges, the following ASES program will be CLOSED:

January 21, 2022 - Northrup Elementary


Pupil Free Day, January 24, 2022

1/14/2022  Update: The district's scheduled Pupil Free Day on Monday, January 24, 2022 will remain.

All ASES programs will be CLOSED on Monday, January 24, 2022.


Pupil Free Day, January 10, 2022

The district's scheduled Pupil Free Day on Monday, January 24, 2022 has been moved to Monday, January 10, 2022.

All ASES programs will be CLOSED on Monday, January 10, 2022.



Due to unforeseen staffing challenges, the following ASES programs will be CLOSED:

January 7, 2022 - Marguerita Elementary

January 7, 2022 - Emery Park Elementary 

January 6, 2022 - Marguerita Elementary

January 5, 2022 - Marguerita Elementary

January 4,  2022 - Marguerita Elementary

We look forward to having your child in our program!