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Extended Learning Opportunity

21st Century Application Requirement



As part of the agreement with the California Department of Education, a public notice must be published during the application process by the partnership schools and the after-school program provider.  The message below can be posted in a school newsletter, on a website, a local newspaper, or any other form of mass communication to the community served.  We ask that the message below be added or placed in one of these outlets before December 21st,  so that we may fulfill this requirement in the RFA.  The application and any waiver request will be available for public review after submission of the application.  If you have any questions, please feel free to call:


            Coordinator/TOSA: Sonia Lopez

            Contact Number: (323) 887- 7900 ext. 2344

            Email: lopez-g_sonia@montebello.k12.ca.us


We are pleased to announce that the Montebello Unified School District currently offers a comprehensive and enriched after-school program at 26 of our school sites. Our after school program is entitled, E.L.O. (Extended Learning Opportunity) Program.

In collaboration with our parents and community, we envision happy, competent, self-sufficient young adults enriched with sound minds and bodies who will become productive and contributing members of an increasingly global community.

Our mission is to provide a safe, nurturing, enriched after school program that encompasses literacy, art, technology, and recreation for MUSD students so that they may achieve academic and personal success.

In summary, E.L.O. is a carefully designed learning program that supports all three of the authorized purposes of the 21st CCLC/ASES program and directly addresses identified needs of the target population. It offers students and families a free daily after school program; daily academic support; engaging literacy, technology, and arts enrichment experiences; other high interest enrichment opportunities; and tutoring. E.L.O. directly addresses research-proven factors for improving academic achievement, including increasing learning time; using highly-qualified staff; offering small class sizes and low student-to-staff ratios; aligning learning experiences with intended outcomes; providing engaging curriculum and learning experiences; ensuring students regularly encounter “achievable challenges;" and offering continuous student feedback and regular assessments of student progress. 

Community Learning Center

MUSD ELO intends to apply to the upcoming 21st Century Community Learning Center Program.
This state-administered, federally funded program provides five-year grant funding to establish or expand before-and after-school programs that provide disadvantaged kindergarten through twelfth-grade students (particularly students who attend schools in need of improvement) with academic enrichment opportunities and supportive services to help the students meet state and local standards in core content areas.
The purpose of the 21st CCLC Program, as described in federal statute, is to provide opportunities for communities to establish or expand activities that focus on:

  1. Improved academic achievement
  2. Enrichment services that reinforce and complement the academic program, and
  3. Family literacy and related educational development services

More information about the program is available through the state of California Web site:

MUSD ELO pretende aplicar para el próximo Programa 21st Century Community Learning Center.
Este programa financiado por el gobierno federal administrado por el estado proporciona fondos subvención de cinco años para establecer o ampliar programas antes y después de clases que proporcionan kindergarten desfavorecidos a través de estudiantes de duodécimo grado (en particular los estudiantes que asisten a escuelas que necesitan mejoramiento) con oportunidades de enriquecimiento académico y servicios de apoyo para ayudar a los estudiantes a cumplir con las normas estatales y locales en las áreas de contenido básico.
El propósito del Programa 21st CCLC, como se describe en la ley federal, es brindar oportunidades a las comunidades para establecer o ampliar las actividades que se centran en:
1. Mejora el rendimiento académico
2. Servicios de enriquecimiento que refuerzan y complementan el programa académico, y
3. La alfabetización familiar y servicios de desarrollo de la educación relacionados

Más información sobre el programa está disponible a través del estado de sitio Web California: