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Beyond the Bell

Project Kidz Connect

Project Kidz Connect is a free, grant-funded district program dedicated to providing students with a safe place to learn, play, and grow after school. We partner with principals, teachers, and the community to provide ways for students to improve their academic performance, learn healthy habits, and contribute positively to the world around them.

Project Success includes academics, arts, nutrition, recreation, computers, character education, and enrichment. We support the district curricular math, reading, and technology initiatives and provide opportunity for students to extend their learning.

Project Success is a Monday-Friday program for 1st-6th grade students and it starts as soon as the bell rings until 6pm. We are closed on holidays and non-school days.

Contact the front office for an application and/or if you need more information.

City of Costa Mesa R.O.C.K.S Program

Age: Kindergarten-6th Grade

The R.O.C.K.S Program offers a variety of supervised activities for children in grades Kinder through 6th at Paularino Elementary.  The program is offered Monday-Friday from the time Kinder gets out until 6:00pm.   The program consists of homework time, games, sports, enrichment activities, arts and crafts and more.  This is a fee based recreational program that requires the children to sign in when entering each day and parents/guardians to sign their child out at the end of the day.  The R.O.C.K.S Program runs year round and observes all NMUSD holidays and school closures. 

Prior to attending the program a registration form and payment must be completed at City Hall, a Neighborhood Community Center or Downtown Recreation Center.  The R.O.C.K.S is run by the Costa Mesa Recreation Department.  If you have questions please call Ashley at 714-754-5128 or the Recreation Department at 714-754-5300.

After school Clubs

Visual Arts




For more information on each of these clubs please inquire with your child's teacher or front office.