Merced County Office of Education

 Program Description


Merced County ASSETS

After School Student Education: Teamwork for Success​

PUBLIC NOTICE: The Merced County Office of Education intends to apply for the 21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC) Grant. The purpose of the 21st CCLC program is to establish or expand community learning centers for youth in academic enrichment, academic assistance, and physical activity. We welcome any input into this application. Please contact the after school programs office at 209-381-5934 to provide your input.  

The Merced County Office of Education (MCOE) was awarded a State of California After School Education and Safety Grant to implement after school programs at 42​ school sites in Merced County. This is a collaborative project between MCOE, school districts, and community organizations to coordinate, integrate, and enhance academic and enrichment opportunities for students.

Typical Daily Schedule

  • Check-in
  • Physical Activity
  • Snacks
  • Homework
  • Academic Support
  • Enrichment Activity

Enrichment Activities Offered:

  • Monthly Thematic Units
  • Service Learning Projects
  • Health & Wellness
  • Recreational Sports & Activities
  • Visual & Performing Arts
  • Cultural Awareness

Program Hours

Programs operate each day at school dismissal until 6:00 pm. Schools dismissing after 3:00 pm will operate for a minimum of 3 hours per day.


Who can attend?

Program enrollment is open to all students in the school. The program services students in grade levels K-8, grade levels may vary by school site. Should enrollment exceed the program capacity, a waiting list is developed.​


Program Cost

The program is provided at NO COST to all participants.


Liz Rojas

ELP Manager

(209) 381-5958



Sandra Betschart

(209) 381-5934

(209) 381-5925  Fax


MCOE Complex

632 West 13th Street, Building K

Merced, CA 95341


Office Hours:

Monday - Friday    7:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Closed during lunch from 12 - 1 PM




ELP Manager