The mission of the Burlington Expanded Learning Opportunities program is to foster the social and academic success of Burlington youth through high quality afterschool and summer programming in an environment that creates lasting connections with peers, adults and the community.
The efforts of many people in the District and community support students in achieving vital outcomes such as increased academic performance, increased leadership and social skills, increased cultural and global awareness and the cultivation of a belief that they can make a difference in their community and world. Expanded Learning Opportunities are a key strategy in closing the achievement gap, help to keep students safe, prepare students for college and careers by building 21st Century skills and support working families.
AFTERSCHOOL programming encompass academic, enrichment and recreational offerings and is offered at all nine BSD schools (K-12), with supper served daily. On any given school day, 550 or more Burlington students participate in an expanded learning activity, with over 1,700 participating annually.
Over the SUMMER, approximately 500 elementary and middle school students, most at risk of falling behind, gain critical reading and math skills through free, high-quality academic programming and theme-based enrichment activities and field trips. Transportation, breakfast and lunch are provided.