Before and after school, it's time to SHINE

Before- or After-School Care for K-12 SPS Students

2024-2025 SHINE Information

  • Information about before- and after-school care during the 2024-2025 school year, beginning in August 2024, will be provided soon. In the meantime, please contact your school’s SHINE provider for details about registration and fees.

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SHINE Scholarships for 2023-2024

  • Scholarships are available for those who qualify, thanks to the SPS SHINE Fund. In 2023-2024, the SHINE Fund will continue to provide scholarships to cover before- or after-school care costs for students eligible for free or reduced-price meals as funding and space allow.

    In most cases, SHINE scholarships will be available for afternoon care for students who attend Tier 1 and Tier 2 schools. For students who attend Tier 3 schools, SHINE scholarships are available for morning care.

    If you have questions about before- or after-school care, please contact 417-523-0233. 

Goals for SHINE

    1. Consistent, effective academic supports for all SPS before/after care providers.
    2. Remove barriers to access to before/after school care for the most under-resourced and under-performing SPS students.
    3. Support SPS families with quality before/after school care.
    4. Partner with current wraparound partners to develop and implement a consistent care plan.

Why Before/After School?

    • Support student achievement by providing students with additional time for learning and extra help needed.
    • Ensure child safety by partnering to offer families a safe place for children to learn both during and beyond the school day, allowing parents to return to work or take time to seek employment.
    • Address student mental health by connecting young people with caring mentors who are trained to help them succeed at school and at home.
    • Fight childhood hunger by providing meals and snacks for students.




Last Modified on January 12, 2024