Vetting cycle for new organizations and renewing organizations
The Office of Out-of-School Time Programs (OSTP) is seeking strong community partners to provide afterschool programs in our schools. OSTP also is welcoming all organizations that deliver services to students at their own facilities outside of school buildings and invites them to submit a vetting application as well.
All potential providers must go through a thorough vetting process before being selected to provide services in our schools.
The process is a collaborative effort to ensure that all community and neighborhood based organizations that work with our students are stable, effective and able to serve students who are most in need of their services.
DCPS is particularly interested in after school services that support DCPS strategic goals for student achievement in reading, mathematics and other areas:
- Improve Achievement Rates: At least 70% of our students will be proficient in reading and math, and we will double the number of advanced students in the district.
- Invest in Struggling Schools: Our 40 lowest-performing schools will increase proficiency rates by 40 percentage points.
The spring vetting cycle for NEW organizations opens on February 26, 2014 and closes on March 28, 2014. Also the after school providers originally vetted in 2008 (Cohort 2008) and the ones vetted in 2011 (Cohort 2011) are ending their three year vetted cycle. Both cohorts need to renew their vetted and approved status by submitting a re-vetting application between February 26and March 28, 2014.
February 26, 2014: First day to apply
March 28, 2014: Last day to apply
Application submitted after the March 28, 2014 deadline will not be considered for Fall of SY14-15.
Submit an application- New Organizations
Submit an application- Cohort 2008 and Cohort 2011 re-vetting
To obtain information on the vetting process, please download and read the following documents: