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The City of Portland, Oregon

Portland Parks & Recreation

Healthy Parks, Healthy Portland

Phone: 503-823-7529

1120 SW Fifth Avenue, Portland, OR 97204

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Soar After School Program

Registering soon for the 2019-2020 School Year!

Regis­tration for NEW families is done through a lottery. To participate in the lottery, new families must submit their Application by May 17, 2019, 5 pm. Families who do not secure a spot through the lottery will be added to the waitlist. Families who secure a spot through the lottery must pay a $35 non-refundable deposit.


Soar After School Program | Grades K-5

A school year program serving James John, Astor and Sitton Elementary Schools. We provide bus transportation from Astor and Sitton Elementary. Students attending James John Elementary are escorted from the school to the community center immediately following dismissal.

The Soar After School Program is an enriching environment with entertaining and challenging activities that enhance children's development and promote self-esteem. Enjoy opportunities such as homework assistance, sports, games, social interaction, arts, crafts, education, and time making new friends. SOAR does not operate on PPS non-school days.

2:15-6:00 pm | Monday - Friday | $174/month. 
Financial assistance is available. Inquire at the SJCC office for more information.

Contact Hunter Weiss to learn more: 503-823-3192 • Hunter.Weiss@portlandoregon.gov

Please, be prepared with the following at the time of registration:

  •  $35 Registration Fee
  • Completed Participant Form (Can be completed online using ePact)
  • Signed Parent Agreement (Can be completed online using ePact)

2019-2020 Lottery Application

2019-2020 Lottery Application for St. Johns Community Center

Participant Agreement Form

After School Program Participant Agreement Form

After School Handbook

After School Program Handbook