Expanded Learning Opportunities Program (ELOP)

What is the Expanded Learning Opportunities Program (ELOP)?
The Expanded Learning Opportunities Program (ELOP) will begin for IUSD in the 2023-24 school year.   “Expanded learning” means after school, summer, or intersession learning programs that focus on developing the academic, social, emotional, and physical needs and interests of pupils through hands-on, engaging learning experiences. This program is intended to support qualified PK-6th grade students with free after school, inner session, and summer programs for a minimum of 9 hours of care each day (which includes the full instructional day).  To qualify for ELOP, the student must be part of our Unduplicated Count which includes:  Free and Reduced Meal Program; Foster Youth/Homeless;  English Learners.

California Education Code Section 46120


What does it mean for IUSD?
Beginning in the 2023-24 school year, IUSD will provide in-person after school expanded learning opportunities at each of our 29 elementary and PK-8 schools. All PK-6 students who qualify will be offered these opportunities for the 180 days that students are in session and at least 30 non-instructional days outside of their regular school year free of cost. This program is intended to support students for a total of 9 hours inclusive of the school day.  More detailed program information and hours of support will be provided by your local school site as the 2023-2024 school year approaches.  In addition you can visit www.iusd.org/elop for additional information. 

How will it be implemented? 
On IUSD’s 180 instructional days, we must provide in-person after school expanded learning opportunities that when added to daily instructional minutes are no less than 9 hours of combined instructional time and expanded learning opportunities per instructional day:

Core Instructional Day (includes recess/lunch)   +   Expanded Learning (after school) =   9 HOURS

For at least 30 non-instructional days, during intersessional periods, no less than 9 hours of in-person expanded learning opportunities per day. We will provide ELOP services after school (not before) for the minimum of 9 hours total using IUSD facilities.


ELOP Resources

General Information
Visit: www.iusd.org/elop
FAQs will be updated (current FAQs can be found here.)
Questions may be emailed to: elop@iusd.org 


Site Contact Information 

Irvine Public Schools Foundation

Catalyst Kids

Raising Rainbows


Contact: admin@raisingrainbowsllc.com

Program information for: 

  • Brywood
  • Eastshore 
  • Santiago Hills
  • Stone Creek

Program information for: 

  • Canyon View
  • Deerfield
  • Oak Creek
  • Plaza Vista
  • Springbrook
  • Stonegate
  • Turtle Rock
  • University Park
  • Vista Verde
  • Woodbury

 Program information for: 

  • Alderwood
  • Beacon Park
  • Bonita Canyon
  • Cadence Park
  • College Park
  • Culverdale
  • Cypress Village
  • Eastwood
  • Greentree
  • Loma Ridge
  • Meadow Park
  • Northwood
  • Portola Springs 
  • Solis Park
  • Westpark