Michigan Out-of-School Time (School Age)

MI Standards of Quality: School Age
Michigan Out- of-School Time Standards of Quality

"The Michigan Out-of-School Time (Most) Standards of Quality are designed to assist schools and other organizations in developing high-quality comprehensive OST programs for all children and youth in grades K-12.  The standards are based on research concerning quality programs for school-age children and youth. 

A set of critical components for out of school time programs is presented in this document as seven distinct areas for which quality standards have been established.  These components are:

Health and Safety;
Human Relationships;
Program Staffing;
Indoor and Outdoor Environment;
Program Activities;
Administration; and
Single Purpose Programs.
These standards define the recognized indicators of OST programs quality"  (MI State Board of Education, March 2013).