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Here at J.O. Wilson, we offer one of the largest after-school programs in the city. In order to be able to offer after-school programming to over 300 students, we partner with external organizations to provide our families with programming options. Polite Piggy's provides after-school programming to 101 total students in grades PK3, PK4, and Kindergarten. The DCPS after-school program supports and provides after-school programing to 100 students in grades 1st and 2nd. Lastly, Kid Power supports and provides after-school programming to 150 students in grades 3rd-5th. If you have students in different grades, you may need to register for different programs for each child.

**Before you can register for after-school programming, you have to complete enrollment for the upcoming school year. Enrollment forms can be submitted electronically at Please email Ms. Talisa Stephenson, at if you need help completing the electronic enrollment packet or if you cannot access the electronic submission process.**

Polite Piggy's programming for students in grades PK3, PK4, and Kindergarten 

For the upcoming school year, we are excited to partner with Polite Piggy's as our provider for after-school programming for students in grades PK3, PK4, and Kindergarten. Please see the information and the graphic below to learn more about registration and to learn more about the robust programming that will be provided.

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Registration for Polite Piggy's is open for rising PK3, PK4, and K students on a first come, first serve basis. Click here to register. Registration closes 8/11/23 at 11:59 pm and will be on a waitlist basis after that.

DCPS OUT OF SCHOOL TIME (OSTP) After-School Program for grades 1st and 2nd

DCPS after-school programs allow students to participate in academic and extracurricular enrichment activities and to develop new hobbies and skills. DCPS teachers, paraprofessionals, and after-school partner organizations provide a variety of unique programming options to students. 

Registration is now open for rising 1st and 2nd-grade students on a first come, first serve basis. If you are interested in registering, you can complete the OSTP registration form on your phone, computer, or tablet, and translated documents in SpanishAmharic, and Chinese are available.


The DCPS OSTP After-School program is for rising 1st and 2nd-grade students only.

Kid Power After-School Registration for grades 3rd-5th

Students in grades 3rd-5th grade participate in the After School program with Kid Power. Kid Power inspires youth leadership by promoting academic advancement, physical and emotional wellness, and positive civic engagement in underserved communities throughout the District of Columbia. Kid Power embraces youth voice and believes that every young person can become an informed and engaged advocate for change in their own lives and in their communities.

The After-School program operates for three hours a day, Monday through Friday starting with the Academic Power Hour. Students receive homework help and small group mentoring/tutoring taught by Kid Power instructors who work collaboratively with DC teachers to assist with school-day instruction. Students then participate in the enrichment activities.

To register your rising 3rd-5th grader for the Kid Power after-school program use this link. Please indicate the grade that your student will be in for the coming school year, and be sure to select THE AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM when registering. Registration closes 8/11/23; there will be additional in-person registration offered 8/22-8/25.