Prime Time

What is Prime Time?

Prime Time Out-of-School Enrichment is a collaboration between Austin ISD and the city of Austin to provide the largest free afterschool program in Austin. Austin Prime Time is funded by a grant from the city and managed by the AISD School, Family & Community Education Department. It allows schools maximum flexibility in designing out-of-school programs that meet the needs of students, families and the community, and focuses on keeping students engaged in productive activities between 3 and 5 p.m. in a safe, relaxed, supervised environment.

Prime Time primarily services schools that have a low socio-economic status. As a result, many of the students are exposed to activities they otherwise would not be able to afford. Working with families, teachers and their Prime Time Advisory Council, program coordinators develop a variety of activities and classes that complement regular-day learning by providing fun, structured recreation and hands-on experiences.

Abbreviated Class List

  • Technology
  • Music
  • Sports
  • Theater
  • Arts and crafts
  • Cooking
  • Martial arts
  • Peer mediation
  • Chess
  • Robotics
  • Sewing
  • Dance
  • Gardening
  • Science
  • Scouting
  • Filmmaking

Schools interested in providing after-school enrichment opportunities can apply for the Prime Time grant. All grant recipients must focus on enrichment opportunities and reach out to families and the community.

Our Mission

To create a community culture that serves and develops visionary leaders through:

  • Character development
  • Arts
  • Technology
  • College readiness
  • Health and fitness

Enrolling in Prime Time

Prime Time programs run up to five days a week between the hours of 3 and 6 p.m. If you are interested in enrolling your child in Prime Time, please contact your school office.

Prime Time School Locations

  • Akins Early College High School
  • Andrews Elementary
  • Barrington Elementary 
  • Blackshear Elementary
  • Blazier Elementary
  • Casey Elementary 
  • Campbell Elementary
  • Crockett Early College High School
  • Cunningham Elementary
  • Dawson Elementary  
  • Galindo Elementary
  • Graham Elementary
  • Guerrero Thompson Elementary 
  • Jordan Elementary
  • Joslin Elementary
  • Kocurek Elementary
  • LBJ Early College High School
  • Lively Middle School
  • Marshall Middle School
  • Menchaca Elementary School

  • Navarro Early College High School

  • Norman-Sims Elementary
  • Odom Elementary
  • Padrón Elementary
  • Pickle Elementary
  • Pillow Elementary
  • Pleasant Hill Elementary
  • Sadler Means Young Women's Leadership Academy
  • Sanchez Elementary
  • St. Elmo Elementary
  • Travis Heights Elementary
  • Travis Early College High School
  • Williams Elementary
  • Winn Elementary
  • Wooldridge Elementary
  • Zavala Elementary

Prime Time Summer Program

The summer program is free for AISD students in kindergarten through fourth grade. Program features include:

  • Virtual field trips
  • Engaging activities: arts, technology, sports, science and more
  • Live, Interactive sessions and fun video sessions

Enroll in Summer Program

Contact Info


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