After School

The After School Program provides enrichment learning including physical activity and fitness, homework assistance, STEAM-based activities in the areas of science, engineering, art, music, and much more. The program operates from school dismissal until 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday when school is in session. After School serves students enrolled at Pathways, River Park, and Central Elementary Schools. The program is located at the Central Recreation Center in downtown Hillsborough. Transportation from your child's school to the Recreation Center is provided via County owned and operated 15-passenger vans. Snack is provided. Note that the classroom does have a television that may be used for limited academic instruction purposes and occasional special movie days.


After School follows Orange County Schools Traditional Academic Calendar for Students. Daily schedule will include physical activity (2:45 p.m.-4:00 p.m.), snack (4:00 p.m.-4:15 p.m.), homework help or quiet self-directed activity (4:15 p.m.-4:30 p.m.), theme/enrichment activity (4:30 p.m.-5:15 p.m.), and group games or activity centers (5:15 p.m.-5:30 p.m.).


Priority registration is given to returning students. Any open spaces may be filled by new students first-come, first-served. Returning students must confirm enrollment with payment by 5:00 p.m. on the 15th of each month (or first business day following in the event of weekend or holiday). At 5:00 p.m. any returning students who fail to make payment will be canceled and resulting spaces will become available for open enrollment, online or in person, with payment due at the time of enrollment. 

Registration is not confirmed and student may not begin attendance until a welcome notice is received in writing from After School staff in order to ensure transportation arrangements are secured.

Program Requirements

Enrolled participants must be potty-trained. Diapers or pull-ups are not acceptable in After School.


Program Details

  • Grades: Pre-K-5th
  • School Requirement: Pathways Elementary, River Park Elementary, and Central Elementary 
  • Fee: $99/mo
  • Instructor: Recreation Division Staff
Session: Dates: Program #:
January Jan. 3-Jan. 31 (no class Jan. 16, 23, & 24) 800000-2023E
February Feb. 1-Feb. 28 (no class Feb. 24) 800000-2023F
March Mar. 1-Mar. 23 (no class Mar. 24-31) 800000-2023G
April Apr. 3-Apr. 28 (no class Apr. 7) 800000-2023H
May/June May 1-June 9 (no class May 5 & 29) 800000-2023I