What We Do

L.A.C.E.R. stands for Literacy, Arts, Culture, Education, and Recreation.  We have a "Whole Child" approach to programming and respect the fact that our students learn in different ways and have different interests.  But all classes share a common goal of fostering scholastic achievement, self-confidence and good citizenship.

L.A.C.E.R. operates on the campuses of the six schools we serve. Classes and supplies are free to all students, with a nutritional snack served daily.   The program operates five days a week from immediately after school until 6:00 PM.  To enhance learning, weekend and evening field trips to cultural and sporting events are scheduled throughout the school year.

Students have up to 5 different classes to choose from daily.   All classes have a ratio of at least one instructor to every 10-20 students, with individualized instruction available when requested.

Programs are designed with input from the students, teachers and school administrators, and provide educational opportunities increasingly unavailable during the regular school day.

The L.A.C.E.R Afterschool Programs offer: [click on links below to read more]

Arts  - Discover the Arts!

Athletics  - Get involved with our Sports and Recreation activities

Academics - Learn about our Homework Clubs.

College and Career Prep - Prepare for life after high school!

L.A.C.E.R. Learning - Find help with math from Algebra to Calculus, or increase your English skills. Find out what you need to know to graduate from high school and head off to college..

FAQ - Find answers to your questions here.


The L.A.C.E.R. Afterschool Programs are currently located at the following schools:

Bancroft Middle School

Fairfax High School

Hollywood High School

Irving Middle School

King Middle School

LeConte Middle School