The Kids on Course Elementary Program focuses on helping students reach grade level or beyond in math and reading. After school tutoring (Learning Lab) and the summer program (Kids on Course University) are helping close the achievement gap between higher and lower income students.
Kids on Course offers enrichment opportunities in a variety of areas including sports, arts and science. Participation barriers are eliminated by providing transportation and equipment to those in need. Students who show commitment to the program and a passion for a certain activity are eligible to receive a Bid for Kids scholarship, which helps pay for extracurriculars like studio dance lessons, club soccer, and many others.
Elementary students visit college campuses and learn about different college majors and careers. Beginning in first grade, Kids on Course staff members hold conferences with parents to talk about the "Road to College," which creates a path for students to follow in elementary, middle and high school that will prepare them for the pursuit of post-secondary education.