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PrimeTime Summer

PrimeTime Summer Program:

Q: What is PrimeTime?

A: The PrimeTime Summer Program provides an engaging environment where students can strengthen their academic skills and participate in fun enrichment activities within the areas of art, science, music and athletics, while improving social skills. Students who participate in the PrimeTime Summer Program will be offered a free nutritious meal.

Q: What schools will offer a PrimeTime Summer Program?

A: 49 elementary and middle level schools will offer PrimeTime during the summer. Click here to view the list of schools.

Q: When does the program begin and end?

A: The PrimeTime Summer Program begins on Wednesday, June 12, 2024 and ends Friday, July 12, 2024. The program is closed June 19, July 4, and July 5.

Q: What are the program hours of the PrimeTime Summer Program?

A: The program begins at 12:00 p.m. and ends at 5:00 p.m.

Q: Is the program open during holidays?

A: The program is closed on district holidays June 19, July 4, and July 5.

Q: How do I determine if my child is eligible for the PrimeTime Summer Program?

A: San Diego Unified students attending the San Diego Unified Summer Academic/ESY Program will be eligible to apply to participate in the PrimeTime Summer Program at the same school site including students in Universal Transitional Kindergarten (UTK) through eighth grade during the 2023-24 school year. Students who meet the Priority 1 (P1) criteria will receive priority registration

Q: Can I enroll my student now?

A: Students who meet the Priority 1 (P1) criteria will receive priority registration and can register beginning Monday, January 29, 2024. The last day for P1 families to enroll their student(s) is March 15, 2024, or until the program is at capacity. 

Q: How do I determine if my student meets the P1 criteria?

A: Under the California Department of Education Expanded Learning Opportunities Program (ELOP) grant requirements and district priority areas, students who meet at least one of the following criteria will be given priority registration (P1):

      Multilingual (English Language Learner)

      Free or reduced-price meal eligibility

      Homeless/foster youth

      Students with disabilities (IEP or 504)

      Siblings of students with the above criteria at the same school

Q: How do I apply for the PrimeTime Summer Program?

A: Students who meet the Priority 1 (P1) criteria will receive priority registration and can register beginning Monday, January 29, 2024. The last day for P1 families to enroll their student(s) is March 15, 2024, or until the program is at capacity.

Q: When is the PrimeTime Summer Program application due?

A: The initial PrimeTime Summer Program applications are due by March 15, 2024. Families may continue to apply after this due date. 

Q: Will I be notified if my student has received admission to the PrimeTime Summer Program?

A: The PrimeTime Summer Program applications submitted by March 15,2024, will receive an email notification by April 5, 2024, with information to complete the enrollment process. For more detailed information, please click here.

Q: My child's school is not listed in the drop-down menu of the PrimeTime Summer Program application. What are my options?

A:  If you need assistance or have questions, please contact the PrimeTime office for support at [email protected] or 858-503-1870. 

Q: My student is waitlisted for the PrimeTime summer program. What do I do now?

A: If your student is waitlisted, families may apply for Level Up enrichment programs.

Q: My student is currently enrolled in PrimeTime. Am I still required to complete an application for the summer?

A: Yes, students currently attending PrimeTime this school year must apply for the PrimeTime Summer Program.

Q: I applied for the PrimeTime Summer Program. Will I receive a confirmation?

A: Yes, the PrimeTime Summer Program applications submitted by March 15, will receive an email notification by April 5, 2024 with information to complete the enrollment process. For more detailed information, please click here.

Q: Am I only eligible for the PrimeTime Summer Program if my student is enrolled in the summer academic program?

A: Yes, students must be enrolled in the summer academic program to be eligible for PrimeTime Summer Program at the same school site.

Q: Is my student still eligible for the PrimeTime Summer Program if they attend the Level Up program, not the academic summer program?

A: No, students must be enrolled in the summer academic program to be eligible for PrimeTime Summer Program at the same school site and not attending the Level Up program.

Q: Can I apply for the PrimeTime Summer Program now and change to the Level up program after?

A: Yes, if your student is placed on the waitlist. 

Q: Is the PrimeTime site at the same school as the summer academic program? I work fulltime and cannot drive my student to a separate program location.

A:  The PrimeTime Summer Program will be offered at 49 elementary and middle level schools offering the summer academic program, please click here for the list of schools.

Q: Will my child be accepted to the PrimeTime Summer Program if one of the parents is at home or unemployed?

A: Acceptance in PrimeTime is not guaranteed and is based on an application rating system. Please refer to the PrimeTime Summer Program website here for more information.

Q: Does my student have to attend the five-hour day of the PrimeTime Summer Program? Can I pick up my student at 4:30pm p.m. instead of 5:00 pm?

A: Families may pick up their student at 4:30 p.m. and complete the PrimeTime Early Release form.  More information regarding this process will be shared with families prior to the start of summer programming.

Q: Our family has a vacation planned. How many hours can my student miss?

A: Per state guidelines, students should plan to attend the program daily. 

Q: What is the difference between the PrimeTime Summer Program and the summer academic program?

A: The PrimeTime Summer Program provides an engaging environment where students can strengthen their academic skills and participate in fun enrichment activities within the areas of art, science, music and athletics, while improving social skills. Students who participate in the PrimeTime Summer Program will be offered a free nutritious meal.

The summer academic program is an opportunity for students to continue their academic journey through the summer. Classes are taught by our highly qualified San Diego Unified teachers.

Q: Is the PrimeTime Summer Program the only option for “after school” programming during the summer, or will there be other enrichment options after the Summer Academic Morning Program?

A: In addition to PrimeTime, the Level Up enrichment programs will be offered after the summer academic programs.

Q: Who can I contact with additional questions?

A: For information about PrimeTime, please email the PrimeTime office at [email protected] or contact 858-503-1870.

San Diego Unified’s Extended Learning Opportunities (ELO) department is hosting virtual (Zoom) family office hours every Tuesday, from 4:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. These sessions are exclusively for families with currently enrolled district students.