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Sanger Unified School District

Sanger Unified

After School Program

L.E.A.P - Learning, Enrichment & Activities Programs

All students will have a safe place to go after school where they will learn, explore new horizons, and have fun.


LEAP 2019-20 School Year

Download Packets for the 2019-20 School Year

Early Release Policy (English)

Early Release Policy (Spanish)

Feel free to give us a call if you have any questions (559) 524-6564.

Please be informed that Sanger Unified is applying for 21st CCLC funds to provide expanded after school programs at Jackson, Lincoln, Lone Star, Madison, and Wilson Elementary Schools. The application will be available for public review after submission of the application. For more info, contact Mandy Chacon at (559) 524-6563.

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SHS L.E.A.P. is a grant-funded program that provides a chance for students to participate in fun and exciting activities after school.

Information & Monthly Bus Schedule

More About LEAP

Sanger Unified now has sixteen schools that offer LEAP after school programs, including fourteen elementary schools, Washington Academic Middle School and Sanger High School. Approximately 2,000 students will participate in the after school programs on a daily basis.

All LEAP programs are open every single school day from the time school lets out until 6:00 p.m. Students receive a free snack, homework help, tutoring, physical education and also participate in a variety of fun enrichment activities, including dance, art & crafts, drama productions, nutrition education and much more! And there is NO COST to participate.
Contact Mandy Chacon at Sanger Unified School District for more information at (559) 524-6564.

LEAP Sites & Coordinators

LEAP Program Plan 2017-20

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Support After School Programs

After school programs keep kids safe, help working families and improve academic achievement. More than 28 million children today have parents who work outside the home. Two-thirds of Americans say that it is difficult to find programs in their communities and that not enough programs are available.

Studies show that students involved in after school programs get better grades, attend school more and have improved behavior. They express greater hopes for the future and more interest in school. Teens who participate in after school programs are less likely to skip class, use marijuana and other drugs, smoke, drink alcohol or engage in other risky behaviors.                        

LEAP Parent Testimonials

  • Friendly and caring program leaders.
  • My children really enjoy it, and it has helped them do better in school.
  • The program is a safe place for my child after school.
  • The program is a safe place for my child after school.
  • I love all the activities that are offered.
  • This program helps my child with positive activities.
  • Friendly, great teachers.
  • LEAP is an awesome program! Continue the great work.
  • Allows my son to get his homework done.
  • The staff are welcoming and kind. They all know the children and care for their needs.

Homeless & Foster Youth Enrollment

The After School Education and Safety Program Act of 2002, enacted by initiative statute, establishes the After School Education and Safety Program to serve pupils in grades 1 to 9, inclusive, at participating public elementary, middle, junior high, and charter schools. The act gives priority enrollment in after school programs and before school programs to pupils in middle school or junior high school who attend daily.

This bill, beginning July 1, 2017, would instead give first priority enrollment to pupils who are identified by the program as homeless youth, as defined, and pupils who are identified by the program as being in foster care, and 2nd priority enrollment, for programs serving middle and junior high school pupils, to pupils who attend the program daily. The bill, beginning July 1, 2017, would require an after school program or a before school program to inform the parent or caregiver of a pupil of the right of homeless children and foster children to receive priority enrollment and how to request priority enrollment. The bill, beginning July 1, 2017, would require the administrators of a program to allow self-certification of the pupil as a homeless youth or a foster youth, and would authorize administrators to obtain this information through the school district liaison designated for homeless children, as specified.


  • To receive priority enrollment in the after school programs next year for a foster/homeless youth, apply between April 23rd and May 10th, 2019, with Lisa Torres in the LEAP office at the Sanger Unified District Office, at 1905 7th Street, Sanger, California
  • After May 10th, and once the program is fully enrolled, new foster/homeless youth applications will be placed at the top of the waiting list.
  • Please contact Lisa Torres for more information at 524-6564

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LEAP Golden Bell Award

The Golden Bell Awards program, now in its 32nd year, promotes excellence in education by recognizing outstanding programs in school districts and county offices of education throughout California. Golden Bell Awards reflect the depth and breadth of education programs necessary to address students’ changing needs. This awards program contributes to the development and evaluation of curriculum, instruction and support services by:

  • seeking out and recognizing sustainable, innovative or exemplary programs which have been developed and successfully implemented by California teachers and administrators;
  • recognizing and supporting educators who invest extra energy and time to make a demonstrated difference for students;
  • promoting models which have made a difference for students; and
  • promoting focusing on the commitment to ensure that the needs of all students are met.

For more information on Golden Bell Awards, go to: