After-School Programs


Locations vary within Bastrop County 

At Bastrop ISD we are proud to offer valuable and enriching after-school programs. Our programs are Beyond the Bell After School and STARS After School. Both are enrichment programs designed to help students learn, grow, and have fun. We also offer the Texas ACE after school Program, The Texas ACE program of Bastrop ISD seeks to provide a structured after-school program run by educators who coordinate the daily after-school experiences for each student served. Activities are designed to address the academic and social/emotional needs of students in ways that are research-based and engaging and encourage and support student involvement in learning, positive behaviors, and college and workforce readiness. 

Bastrop Independent School District

In elementary schools, ACE begins at 3 p.m. and ends at 5:30 p.m. At Bastrop and Cedar Creek Intermediate Schools, ACE begins right after school until 6:30 p.m. At Bastrop and Cedar Creek Middle Schools, ACE begins immediately after school until 6:30 p.m. 

Bus transportation is provided. For more information about our ACE program, you can contact your child’s school or site coordinator.

BISD contact number: (512) 772-7100

Beyond The Bell

FREE after school program for students in Bastrop ISD high schools. Contact your campus for more information.



Available at multiple campuses, STARS is a licensed after-school and summer program designed to meet the needs of Bastrop ISD students ages 4 through 13. Our school year program provides homework help, physical activity, exploration of student interests, and opportunities for students to spend time with friends in a safe environment. Our summer program provides play and learning experiences through both on-site and field trip experiences.


Elgin Independent School District

In Elgin ISD, ACE has partnered with the Boys and Girls Club of Bastrop County.

512-281-3434, ext. 1271

Smithville Independent School District

The S.I.S.D. After-School Program is formally known as Texas ACE™ (Afterschool Centers on Education) and is a grant program administered by the Texas Education Agency (TEA) and funded by the U.S. Department of Education’s 21st Century Community Learning Centers program (