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Program Elements
The Think Together requires that all grantees provide a program which is aligned with, and not be a repeat of, the content of the regular school day and other extended learning opportunities in a safe physical and emotional environment. After school programs in Compton Unified School District consists of three essential components:

  • Academic Enrichment: In addition to receiving tutorial opportunities by CUSD classroom teachers, students who are enrolled in the Compton Unified School District Think Together Program also receive supplemental instruction in one or more of the core academic subjects (reading/language arts, mathematics, history and social studies, or science). Each lesson is designed to reinforce previously introduced skills.

  • Project Based Enrichment: Students are exposed to teaching that active, collaborative, and meaning full through long-term group projects aimed at building self-esteem through cooperative groups. Each project is intended to offer students an opportunity to expand their knowledge on a specified topic through visual and performing arts. At the conclusion of each five to seven week thematic unit, students will have an opportunity to showcase their newly found skills to district officials, parents, guardians and community members through a school-wide student showcase.

  • Homework Assistance: Children will have an opportunity to start/complete assigned homework in accordance with CUSD grade level guidelines on appropriate homework time increments. The after school program does not guarantee that all homework will be completed.


The Dickison  Program serves 100 students in grades TK through 8th. Class size average is 25:1.

Please contact the site coordinator for more information. We currently have a wait list.

Enrollment from year-to-year is not automatic and requires reapplying each spring. 


The Think Together program is open and available Monday through Friday from 2:30 -6:00 and on select Wednesday from 1:15- 6:00. Please pick up students on-time. Students are expected to attend daily. Early pick ups and unexcused absences can result in dismissal from the program. Program funding is dependent on attendance.