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Extended School Program


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The Extended School Program is a safe, affordable, DOE licensed facility where your children will be cared for by a well-trained staff. Students K-12 years are eligible.

ESP offers: afternoon snacks, homework assistance, games, crafts, self-directed as well as group participation activities.


After School hours of operation: Monday-Friday, 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm


• Full-time: 4-5 days per week $40 weekly for 1 student and $20 for sibling

• Part-time: 2-3 days per week $24 weekly for 1 student and $12 for sibling

• Drop-In: 4 days per month $32 monthly for 1 student and $16 for sibling

Summer Program and Non-School day hours are: 6:00 am- 6:00 pm Monday – Friday



$15 per day for 1 child and $10 per day for sibling

There are additional costs for activities and field trips.

Summer activities include: field trips, arts and crafts, games, playground, gym, and continued learning through science, literature, community involvement. The Summer program is offered at one location and alternates between two schools.


2018-2019:Lincoln (May 28th- July26th)

2019-2020: Hillcrest

2020-2021: West Elementary


ESP accepts Child Care Certificates through Families First. Please contact the DHS office at 423-585-1444.


There are specific income requirements to be qualified for this program.


Other qualifications include:

• Must either work 30 hours per week or be attending school

• DHS will actively seek child support from any missing parent

• Child’s immunizations and well-child visits must be kept up to date

• School-age children must attend school and cannot have more than 5 unexcused absences per month




Inclement Weather
If Hamblen County Schools close early due to inclement weather, there will be NO ESP services available.

 Parents will be notified of school closures by School Messenger (a notification system that will call, email or text parents. Please make sure that your contact information is updated in the ParentPortal system by going to and logging in.  Click on the SchoolMessenger link above for instructions.)


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MyPaymentsPlus is a system used by all Hamblen County Schools for online payment of school fees, PreK tuition, ESP tuition, as well as school lunches.

Click on logo above to access MyPaymentsPlus