As the largest school district in Texas, HISD is comprised of diverse families and communities and offers a variety of after school programming to meet and accommodate a wide range of needs.
The two primary programs utilized by HISD schools are Texas ACE and CASE for Kids.
Texas Afterschool Centers on Education (ACE) is a no-cost program for K-12 students in Title 1 schools. The program provides students with homework help, tutoring, and other needs-based assistance. With a focus on engaging, hands-on learning experiences, Texas ACE aims to inspire positive behavior and improved academic performance in participating students as well as offer a safe place to go outside of school hours.
Texas ACE offers sports, clubs, and enrichment activities such as youth development and project-based activities that help to nourish a desire for learning and build confidence and leadership skills. For older students, Texas ACE offers career planning support, SAT/ACT prep, and assistance with college and financial aid applications.
Texas ACE is available at the following campuses:
Ashford Elementary School
Billy Reagan K-8
Dogan Elementary School
Foerster Elementary School
Golfcrest Elementary School
Highland Heights Elementary School
Hilliard Elementary School
Janowski Elementary School
Seguin Elementary School
Shadydale Elementary School
Shearn Elementary School
Whidby Elementary School
Attucks Middle School
Sugar Grove Academy Middle School
Chavez High School
Washington High School
The Center for Afterschool Summer and Enrichment (CASE) for Kids is an afterschool intermediary program and a branch of the Harris County Department of Education. CASE provides multiple resources for students to promote social and emotional learning sills, literacy, and enthusiasm for learning for economically disadvantaged students between the ages of four and 12, or up to age 19 with a documented disability.
CASE offers programs such as the All-Earth Ecobot challenge, a STEM competition for fourth- to eighth-grade students who are interested in engineering and robotics, and CASE Debates, a debate club where at-risk students are equipped with critical thinking skills and practice teamwork and communication.
CASE for Kids is available at the following campuses:
Benbrook Elementary School
Briscoe Elementary School
Burnet Elementary School
Fondren Elementary School
Gallegos Elementary School
JP Henderson Elementary School
Lockhart Elementary School
Lyons Elementary School
Rucker Elementary School
Tijerina Elementary School
HISD’s Nutrition Services Department provides afternoon snacks at more than 120 campuses in order to ensure that students are fed as they participate in after-school activities. HISD also partners with the USDA’s Child and Adult Care Feeding Program, and students enrolled in this program are eligible to receive a complete dinner on school days. Contact your student’s campus to see if this program is available.
For students looking for something specific in an afterschool experience, Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner’s office has developed the Out2Learn Program Finder, an online database tool that includes more than 8,000 free or low-cost resources for afterschool activities in the Houston area. Users can narrow their searches by cost, zip code, and age group to find the perfect program for their child.
More after school programs may be available at other campuses. To see what programs your campus is offering, please contact your school’s after school coordinator.
For more information on the afterschool programs available at HISD campuses, visit the After School Programs website.