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 after-school 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 on 25 AISD campuses, 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

    • Andrews Elementary
    • Barrington Elementary 
    • Blazier Elementary
    • Brooke Elementary 
    • Casey Elementary 
    • Campbell Elementary
    • Dawson Elementary  
    • Galindo Elementary
    • Graham Elementary
    • Guerrero Thompson Elementary 
    • Jordan Elementary
    • Joslin Elementary
    • LBJ Early College High School
    • Lively Middle School
    • Metz Elementary
    • Norman/Sims Elementary
    • Odom Elementary
    • Pickle Elementary
    • Pleasant Hill Elementary
    • Reilly 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 fifth grade. Program features include:

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

    Contact Info 

    primetime@austinisd.org
    512-414-0154

    • Project Specialists

    • Amber Aiken
    • Stella Reynolds
    • Sandra Pounds-Gray
    • Veronica Villarreal
    • Prime Time Administrative Supervisor

    • Lee Vallery