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Programs and Components

Formerly known as CAPS, Expanded Learning, a department of San Bernardino City Unified School District, Student Services Division, is the before and after school program for the school district. Expanded Learning is committed to providing children in our communities with high quality, no-cost expanding learning programs and opportunities beyond the traditional school day that enable them to build academic skills and strengths, grow socially and personally, discover their independence and self-worth, explore interests  and talents in a safe and supervised environment, encounter new and exciting experiences, engage in their communities and their world, and reach their full potential in school and in life. 

Expanded Learning currently offers the following opportunities:
● Sunrise and After-School Programs through ASES, 21st Century, ASSETS funding, and ELOP
● Middle School Sports
● Connect2Summer Programs

Expanded Learning is funded through a voter-approved grant and supported by matching funds from the San Bernardino City Unified School District. Expanded Learning provides no-cost before and after school expanded learning programs for children attending Kindergarten through twelfth grade students throughout the San Bernardino City School District.

Sunrise programs are now offered at 21 elementary school sites. After school programs are offered at 48 elementary school sites, 11 middle schools, and 4 high schools.

An Expanded Learning day is made up of five components. Those components are:

S - Snack or Supper
- Homework Assistance
- Academics
- Recreation
- Enrichment

Clubs are available at schools based on the strengths of leaders and interests from students. Some clubs we have offered in the past include:


Expanded Learning Program Evaluation

In an effort to provide continuance improvement on all programs (ASES, ASSETS, 21st Century), evaluations are conducted yearly to assess current programs and needs. Results of the evaluations are available upon request, please contact Coordinator of Expanded Learning Programs Tiffany Urena.


The Expanded Learning Opportunities Program is authorized by Item 6100-110-0001 of the 2021-22 Budget Act (Senate Bill 129, Chapter 69, Statues of 2021), and Assembly Bill (AB) 130, Chapter 44, Statues of 2021, as amended by AB 167, Chapter 252, Statues of 2021.