District Programs

Welcome to the Linden Unified School District Expanded Learning Program!  Linden Unified School District (LUSD) has operated the Expanded Learning Program (ELP) since August 2008.


The Linden Unified School District offers the Expanded Learning Programs at Glenwood Elementary, Linden Elementary, Waverly Elementary, and Waterloo Middle School, serving grades TK-8th. All programs operate Monday through Friday on school days and are open from school dismissal to 6:00pm.

LUSD ELP utilizes school classrooms, multi-purpose rooms, and other spaces on campus to host our expanded learning activities. Each expanded learning program has unique operations specific to its school site; however, fundamental program components remain consistent. Our goal is to provide a safe environment that promotes academic enrichment and student and family involvement in our schools and community. 

We strive to offer a variety of educational and enrichment programs and opportunities to increase student success. Below is a schedule of our expanded learning day.


Sign-In: Students report to the program directly following school dismissal to check-in.

Physical Activity: ELP youth participate in 45 to 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity each day. This provides a break for students who have been working all day and need to engage their whole bodies in active learning.

Snack: A light afternoon snack is provided daily to every student.

Homework: ELP youth participate in a minimum of 45 minutes of homework and academic support daily. Site Assistants facilitate homework and academic support in a quiet, safe, and welcoming environment.

Enrichment: ELP youth participate in a minimum of 45 minutes of enrichment daily. Enrichment activities consist of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math, project-based learning, literacy, and gardening.

Program Hours

The Linden Unified School District's Expanded Learning Program requires daily attendance and participation of all students from school dismissal until 6:00pm. Early release will be permitted after students have attended for a two-hour minimum. A student may be released from the program before the two-hour minimum requirement when attending a documented medical, dental, or counseling appointment, family obligation, or is sent home from the program for injury, illness, or behavior. Students who have three or more unexcused or unverified absences will be removed from the program. Lastly, students picked up after 6:00pm will be removed from the program on their third late pick-up.


Glenwood Elementary, Linden Elementary, Waverly Elementary, and Waterloo Middle School are funded by the After School Education and Safety (ASES) Program. The After School Education and Safety (ASES) Program results from the 2002 voter-approved initiative, Proposition 49. This proposition amended California Education Code (EC) Section 8482 to expand and rename the former Before and After School Learning and Safe Neighborhood Partnerships Program. The ASES Program funds the establishment of local after-school education and enrichment programs. Grant funding is restricted funding and must provide direct services to students during expanded learning hours.