Frequently Asked Questions




Who is eligible to apply?

Any child that is enrolled during the regular school day at the school to which you are applying for PrimeTime, this also applies to families with Transitional Kindergarten (TK) and Kindergarten (K) childrenTransitional Kindergarten  and Kindergarten Eligibility:  TK students born between September 2, 2015 and December 2, 2015 and K students born on or before September 1, 2015. 

All families with children in elementary, middle, or K-8 schools (including transitional kindergarten) interested in participating in PrimeTime during the 2020-2021 school year are required to submit an online application.
This includes children currently participating in PrimeTime and children on the wait list.

If my child is in the program now, do I have to apply for next year?

Yes, all families must reapply to participate in the program each year.  This includes students who are currently participating and those on the waitlist. 

If I submit an application, does that mean I’m accepted?

Submitting an application does not guarantee participation in PrimeTime.  The demand for PrimeTime services at most schools exceeds the program capacity; therefore, it is extremely important applications are completed and submitted during the initial application period (2020-21 School Year: March 2-April 10, 2020).  Applicants are accepted into the program based on a rating system, up to the capacity for each school. Applicants who are not accepted into the program due to space availability are placed on the waitlist according to the number of points on their application.   


Rating System (4 Points Possible)

1 Point: Child participating in PrimeTime during the 2019-2020 school year; or child on the PrimeTime wait list as of March 1, 2020.

1 Point: Single parent household; or families with one parent/guardian currently on military deployment (a copy of orders may be required upon request).    

1 Point:  All parents/guardians living with the child are employed full time (40 hours per week) and/or are full-time students (enrolled with at least 12 units).

1 Point:  Child recommended for academic assistance by the District, based on the Standards Based Report Card for elementary level and course grades for the middle level.  


When will I find out the status of my application?

Parents/guardians who complete and submit the application within the initial PrimeTime application timeline (March 2 – April 10, 2020) may receive notification of the status of their application as soon as we have information on the reopening of schools, via email.  As a result of COVID-19 pandemic this timeline may be extended. The notification will inform families of whether their child has been accepted to participate, placed on a wait list, or not eligible for the before and/or after school 2020-2021 PrimeTime Program.  Acceptance into the before school program does not ensure acceptance into the after school program and acceptance into the after school program does not ensure acceptance into the before school program.

What if I move to another school?

Parents may contact the Extended Learning Opportunities Department at (858) 503-1870 or the PrimeTime Partnerat the school applied for to have their application transferred to another school.  All transferred applications will go onto the new school’s waitlist according to the number of points on their application. 

How can I find out where my child is on the waitlist?

Specific waitlist placement is not provided.  Students are placed on the waitlist according the number of points on their application.  The waitlist is fluid, as applications are received year round and waitlist placement may change. Parents may inquire as to the total number of students on the waitlist and may be given the range their application falls into on the list (i.e. bottom 20, top 10, etc.).