After School Education and Safety Program (ASES)


The After School Education and Safety (ASES) Program is at no cost and provides a fun, safe, stimulating environment for eligible students.  Studies indicate that student who participates in the ASES Program become more attached to their schools, test scores improves, and these students are less likely to get into trouble. 

We are pleased to offer an after school program at no cost.  In accordance with the intent of the state legislation that provides funding for the Clovis Unified School District’s After School and Safety Education (ASES) Program, it is expected that students attend the after-school program every day for the full range of hours offered, 3:00-6:00 PM. 

Program Description


Welcome to Clovis Unified School District After School Education and Safety (ASES) Program. ASES is aligned with the regular school day and provides a safe physical and social-emotional environment that supports building positive relationships.  The program is funded by a state grant with attendance requirements for participating students. ASES is offered after school every day that school is in session. CUSD ASES sites: 

  • Clovis Elementary
  • Cole 
  • Fancher Creek 
  • Jefferson
  • Mickey Cox
  • Miramonte 
  • Mountain View
  • Nelson 
  • Lincoln
  • Pinedale
  • Sierra Vista 
  • Tarpey 
  • Temperance-Kutner 
  • Weldon

For further information on ASES school sites please click: ASES Sites in CUSD



After School

 

ASES is an extension of the school day in which literacy and academic enrichment elements are offered.  Studies suggested participation in the ASES Program increases students’ attachment to their schools, improves academics, and provides a safe environment for students.


Registration


To comply with State and Federal grant requirements the ASES Program will commences immediately upon the conclusion of the regular school day and operates a minimum of 15 hours per week and at least until 6:00 PM on every regular school day. We pride ourselves in creating a safe, engaging, positive setting for our students. To get the most out of their time in the program, students need to attend each day and stay for the entire program. Staff and students alike are negatively impacted by early departures. In order for all students to get the most out of the academic support, enrichment classes, leadership activities and other program offerings. Early release should be kept to a minimum. Priority registration goes to Free & Reduce Students, Foster Youth, and Homeless. However, there are other target groups and criteria that may vary depending on the need of the school site and their community.  *Please check with your school site for registration details.


Attendance

 

The intent of the ASES grant is students will participate in the program for the full range of hours offered each day. Minimum attendance is one-half of the offered program hours with students having an approved early release (ER) form signed by the parents. Early Release form is required by the state in order to fund students who meet attendance requirements, as outlined in the grant. (ASES Attendance and Early Release form protocol at each school site is handled differently). Check with your child's school regarding their ASES attendance policy.


Purpose and Objectives

The intent of the ASES Program is to provide safe and educationally enriching alternatives for children and youth during non-school hours. The ASES Program is created through partnerships between schools and local community resources to provide literacy, academic enrichment, and safe, constructive alternatives for students in grades K-6. One of the goal of the program is to support local efforts to improve assistance to students and broaden the base of support for education in a safe, constructive environment. The ASES Program provides students with academic and enrichment activities, and keep children safely off the streets. The program also provides a wide variety of benefits to participating students including: improved school attendance, English fluency, academic success, crime prevention, and social-emotional skill development.

 

Program Elements


The ASES program must be aligned with, and not be a repeat of, the content of regular school day and other extended learning opportunities. A safe physical and emotional environment, as well as opportunities for relationship building, must be provided. After school programs must consist of the two elements below and ASES program leaders work closely with school site principals and staff to integrate both elements with the school's curriculum, instruction, and learning support activities.


1. An educational and literacy element must provide tutoring and/or homework assistance designed to help students meet state standards in one or more of the following core academic subjects: reading/language arts, mathematics, history and social studies, or science. A broad range of activities may be implemented based on local student needs and interests. 





2. The educational enrichment element must offer an array of additional services, programs, and activities that reinforce and complement the school’s academic program. Educational enrichment may include but is not limited to, positive youth development strategies, recreation and prevention activities. Such activities might involve the visual and performing arts, music, physical activity, health/nutrition promotion, and general recreation; career awareness and work preparation activities; community service-learning; and other youth development activities based on student needs and interests.  Enrichment activities may be designed to enhance the core curriculum.

 


Program Structure

The program offers homework assistance, snacks, enrichment activities and recreational opportunities in a safe environment for students.  ASES Program activities are based on the elements provided above.  The daily schedule includes a snack based on state nutritional guidelines.  ASES program structure at each school site may vary depending on the need of the school community.  


 

For further information, please call Nhia Her, ASES Program Supervisor in the Department of Supplemental Services, Clovis Unified School District Office at 327-9561.