Middle School SOAR After-School Program

Middle School After-School Program

SOAR: Students Obtaining Academics & Recreation

SOAR is known throughout Carlsbad for its experienced staff, varied enrichment offerings, and convenient onsite location. This middle school program is part of the high-quality, licensed after-school options that CEF has provided for 21 years to students in the Carlsbad Unified School District.

Visit SOAR!

You’re invited to see what our after-school program has to offer.
From now through June 6, all incoming 6, 7, and 8th-grade students and parents can see the SOAR room, meet the staff, and learn about the program.
Email Samara White or call 760-331-6315 to schedule a visit.


  • Socialize
  • Play Games & Get Outside
  • Create Art
  • Engage in STEM


  • Leave Work on Time
  • Pick Up Students Onsite
  • Have Homework Completed
  • Trust in Experienced Staff

“My daughter always looks forward to SOAR!”

– Parent, Valley Middle School

“SOAR makes going to school worth it!”

– Aiden, Student, Calavera Hills Middle School

“Every day at SOAR I get to hang out with friends!”

– Dominic, Student, Calavera Hills Middle School

More Reasons to SOAR

  • Safe and fun environment on campus
  • Homework assistance
  • Competitive price
  • 14-1 or lower student to staff ratio
  • Access to computers
  • Enrichment opportunities with professionals

Hours of Operation

Days: Monday–Friday (daily when CUSD is regularly in session)
Time: Immediately after school until 6 p.m.*
Note: We follow the CUSD school calendar and are closed during holidays and school breaks.  Please see the SOAR calendar for details.
Location: Every Carlsbad middle school campus!


$255 per month | $12 hourly rate

Licensing and Staff

SOAR is licensed by the County of San Diego Community Care Licensing according to State of California Title 22. SOAR staff members are chosen for their experience working with middle school students, and each must have college course units in Education and/or Recreation. In addition, we offer staff ongoing training in communication, curriculum, discipline, and First Aid/CPR certification.

Please contact Cheryl Freeman, Program Manager, at (760) 929-1555 with any questions.

SOAR is now accepting registrations for the 2019-20 school year! Click here to register.