After School Programs to Develop the Full Potential of Students

Our students not only have a strong academic experience, but also have opportunities to participate in our curricular enhancement programs. These programs include fine arts, performing arts, and athletics. We believe that these experiences are critical to the development of the full potential of our students.

Pre K-8

Gresham School of Excellence

8524 S. Green
Chicago, IL 60620

Enrollment: 308
A CPS Neighborhood School



Athletic Program

The mission of our athletic program is to offer student-athletes, through participation in competitive athletics, an opportunity to experience meaningful growth, accomplishment, and success. As a Gresham Lion student-athlete you are a positive role model within our school and the community at large. As a student-athlete at our school, your sportsmanship goals should include:

  • Maintaining at least a C+ in all classes, attend school daily, and exhibit positive behavior;
  • Respecting the rules of the games, the officials who administer the rules, and their decisions;
  • Respecting our opponents as fellow student-athletes,
  • Refraining from engaging in all types of disrespectful behavior
  • Looking at athletic participation as a potentially beneficial learning experience, whether you win or lose;
  • Educating other students and fans to understand the rules of the game, and the value of sportsmanship.


After school program quick facts?

Depending on the program, different programs have different start dates. Calendars show the start dates of each program. When new programs are introduced, new calendars will be distributed.

What will my child do after school?

A 3rd meal will be served from 3:45 – 4:00pm ,4:00 – 5:00pm will be in activities (Homework Help, Dance Club, Debate Club, Volleyball practice, Football practice etc.)

Is my child eligible for after school programs?

The after school programs are for students who display excellence! K-8th grade students with good student behavior, no suspensions, 90% attendance or better, and a signed parent contract. Students will be accepted at the discretion of Principal Jackson.Competitive sport programs are for students 5th-8th grade that maintain a C or better in each subject as well as receiving no suspensions, 90% attendance or better, and a signed parent contract.

How do I sign up?

When programs are ready to begin, instructors will pass out permission slips at least 4 days prior to interested students during dismissal time. Instructors will make an announcement on the intercom for interested students. If your child does not receive a permission slip, please come to the office. When permission slips are due, they will develop rosters for each program based on who turned in the form signed.

***Students are accepted at the discretion of Principal Jackson. Please note: filling out the paperwork DOES NOT guarantee acceptance into the program. You will get a letter home in a backpack mailing.

Will there be new programming throughout the year?

Yes! Parents are required to register their students for each new sport or program (Fall, Winter and Spring)! For example, you will receive information on the Winter sports around November.