2024-25 PrimeTime Program

San Diego Unified School District’s (SDUSD) Extended Learning Opportunities Department administers the PrimeTime Extended Day Program (PrimeTime) offered at elementary, and middle school sites serving students in Universal Transitional Kindergarten (UTK) through eighth grade. PrimeTime partners with the following community based organization through contracted services to implement district funded programs. PrimeTime is free to all participating families and operates before and/or after school every regular school day. For a current list of schools offering the before and after school PrimeTime programs please click here.  For more information please see the the FAQs below. 

PrimeTime provides enrichment activities such as art, music, theatre, health and nutrition, athletics, educational and cooperative games.  In addition, expanded learning and enrichment curriculum that engage students in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math (STEAM).


Child(ren) must be enrolled during the regular school day at the school to which you are applying for PrimeTime.  All families with children in elementary and middle schools interested in participating in PrimeTime during the 2024-25 school year are required to submit an online application. This includes children currently participating in PrimeTime and children on the wait list.

Under the California Department of Education (CDE) Expanded Learning Opportunities Program (ELOP) grant requirements, students who meet at least one of the following criteria will be given priority registration.  In the event the program reaches capacity the earliest date and time will be the tie breaker.

Homeless/foster youth (highest priority)

English Language Learner

Free or reduced-price meal eligibility based on the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) Income form.

If a program reaches capacity the submission date and time will be considered.  All other students not meeting the above criteria, registration will be first come, first serve based on program capacity.

The application will be available online beginning Monday, March 4, 2024, at 8:00 am PST (Pacific Standard Time). An email address and internet access will be required to create an account to complete an application. 

It is anticipated that the demand for PrimeTime services may exceed the program capacity at most schools; therefore, it is extremely important that the application be completed and submitted within the initial application timeline. Completed applications that are submitted by the deadline during the initial application timeline will be reviewed for the initial enrollment period. Children will be accepted for participation based on the CDE ELOP grant requirements, up to the capacity for each school's program. Once PrimeTime has reached its capacity, children not accepted for participation will be placed on a wait list, in the same order of priority, and will be accepted as space becomes available. 

Applications will be available online beginning Monday, March 4, at 8:00 am PST and must be completed and submitted online by Friday, April 12, at 9:59 pm PST to be included in the initial review and enrollment process.

Parents/guardians who complete and submit the application within the initial application timeline will be notified via email of the status of their application on Friday, June 14. The email will notify families of whether their child(ren) has been accepted to participate, placed on a wait list, or is not eligible for the before and/or after school PrimeTime Program. 

Once notified of acceptance, the 2024-25 PrimeTime Student Participation Forms are required to be completed before your child can begin participating in the program. The 2024-25 Student Participation Forms will be available on the PrimeTime website and through the organization providing services at your child's school. Forms must be submitted by Friday, July 19.  Students with incomplete 2024-25 Student Participation Forms may be disenrolled from PrimeTime.  

Applications are accepted throughout the school year. Applications submitted after April 12, will be considered in priority order, as space becomes available. 

For additional information regarding PrimeTime at your child's school, contact the PrimeTime Partner providing services. Click here for PrimeTime Partner Contact Information. For questions regarding program administration, please contact one of our Support Staff.  To review the Extended Learning Opportunities Program Plan, please click here


PrimeTime Department-Organizational Chart 


PrimeTime Program 

2441 Cardinal Lane  Bldg L

San Diego, CA 92123