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The Before and After School Program


Our vision is to create a safe and supportive environment for students to achieve academic success and reach their greatest potential as a student and citizens.


Our mission is to provide and reinforce high academic and social expectations for all children by providing students and families with targeted opportunities for enrichment, personal growth, and engagement in a nurturing and safe environment. 


  • Improve academic achievement through academic support and targeted interventions.
  • Increase student engagement and wellness through a robust enrichment program.
  • Provide opportunities for positive youth development and leadership.
  • Improve healthy behavior and physical and mental well-being through standards-based health, physical education, and nutrition lessons and activities

Apply to BLAST at the Link Below


All students must re-apply EVERY year to retain current positions in BLAST and on BLAST waiting lists.

2023-2024 registration is ongoing with waiting lists when applicable. Please apply online using the above registration link.

BLAST - Before and After School Program

The BLAST Before and After School Program is provided at no cost to families and is a federally-funded program open to all McManus students. BLAST offers a highly structured environment that is designed to further students both academically and as responsible children.


The BLAST After School Program begins as the school day ends. Students start the program by scanning in with their unique ID card. After scanning in, students report to their assigned classroom for academic hour. During academic hour, students can work on assignments given to them by their teachers or receive help on material they are learning in class.


After homework hour, students have a short nutrition break, then they are off to an enrichment activity of their choice. Activities are always revolving, and can range from basketball and indoor soccer, to arts and crafts, and board games. During the enrichment activity time, there is always a quiet room available to students who want to receive more help on their assignments.


Program staff members are highly qualified and passionate about encouraging all students to work hard, have fun, and be the best Mustang they can be. The program fills up quickly and a waiting list is put into place at the beginning of the school year, so please sign your student up early. We look forward to meeting you!

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