DASH AT CHULA VISTA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DISTRICT

What is DASH?

Dynamic After School Hours is an enrichment and recreational after-school program that is funded by the Chula Vista Elementary School District and operated by the South Bay Family YMCA. DASH operates for 2.5 hours after school on regular days, and 3.5 hours after school on minimum days.

This free program provides students in Transitional Kindergarden (TK)*- 6-grade homework support and the opportunity to exercise and socialize in a safe, healthy, and fun environment. DASH operates at the following schools:
  • Allen Elementary
  • Arroyo Vista Elementary
  • Camarena Elementary
  • Casillas Elementary
  • Chula Vista Hills Elementary
  • Clearview Elementary
  • Discovery Elementary
  • Eastlake Elementary
  • Halecrest Elementary
  • Hedenkamp Elementary
  • Heritage Elementary
  • Jeffers Elementary
  • Kellogg Elementary
  • Liberty Elementary
  • Marshall Elementary
  • McMillin Elementary
  • Muraoka Elementary
  • Olympic View Elementary
  • Parkview Elementary
  • Rogers Elementary
  • Rosebank Elementary
  • Salt Creek Elementary
  • Sunnyside Elementary
  • Tiffany Elementary
  • Valley Vista Elementary
  • Veterans Elementary
  • Wolf Canyon Elementary

*Please note that TK is not offered at every school. Check with your school to find out if they will be offering TK.


HOW TO APPLY FOR THE DASH AFTERSCHOOL PROGRAM

ENROLLMENT & PARTICIPATION INFORMATION

  • All students in grades Transitional Kindergarten (TK) to 6th who attend one of the DASH Schools can apply.

Complete one application per student using the link below.

2022-2023 DASH APPLICATION


HOW ARE STUDENTS SELECTED?

All DASH applications will be reviewed by the DASH administration team. Each DASH program can accept a maximum of 50 students. Students will be enrolled based on the rating system detailed below. Once the DASH program has reached its capacity, the students selected will be placed on a waitlist.

First priority enrollment will go to students who are identified by the program as “homeless youth” as defined by the federal McKinney-Vento Homeless Act or Foster Youth at the time that they apply for enrollment or at any time during the school year.

Second priority enrollment will be given to applications with the most points based on the DASH Application Rating System, please see below. In the event of a tie in points, the date and time the DASH application was submitted will be used as the tie-breaker.

APPLICATION RATING SYSTEM

  • ENROLLMENT GROUP
  • POINTS
  • Families that currently qualify for the free or reduced lunch program.

  • 2 points

  • Student has applied for DASH and will attend 5 days a week for at least half of the program time.

  • 2 points

  • Students with at least one parent/guardian currently active duty military or on military deployment.

  • 2 points

  • Students with at least one parent/guardian currently employed by the Chula Vista Elementary School District.

  • 1 point


Questions? Contact Us For More Information

For questions about the application, enrollment, and general information, contact: