Out-of-School Time (OST)

OST programs provide a safe venue for students between the end of the school day and the availability of their family and/or caregivers and may extend to evenings, weekends, holidays, intersessions, including summer. These are important resources for working families.

OST programs are state and/or federally-funded, high-quality programs that link learning from the regular school day to the out of school time space, thereby increasing student outcomes; behavior, attendance, and coursemarks. Programs are meant to have regular student attendance where staff can provide them with academic support and infuse social-emotional learning and support. Programs administered in the Community Engagement Branch include:

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Map courtesy of Hawaii Afterschool Alliance.

A+ Program

Students in the Department’s After-School Plus (A+) Program are given time to complete homework and participate in enrichment and physical activities such as arts, crafts, drama, dance, sports and games. The monthly enrollment fee is $120 per child, with subsidies available for qualified participants. The A+ Parent Handbook includes more information about the program. For questions about the program, contact your elementary school office or A+ program coordinator.


  • Federal Identification Number: 99-0266482
  • State Identification Number: GE-152-704-0000-01

If your child's A+ Program is serviced by a private provider, please inquire with the provider for their federal and state identification numbers. 

Thank you for your interest in working for the A+ Program! If you would like more information about employment opportunities, please contact the Site Coordinator during operational hours (2-5 p.m.) — contact information available here​. Potential employees are required to undergo fingerprinting and a background check through the Department of Human Services before starting.​​

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