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


ASES registration at each school site may vary depending on the target group and site community.  In accordance to AB 1567, students who are in foster care, or identified as homeless youth will be given enrollment priority. *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 After School Education and Safety (ASES) Program is intended to provide literacy, academic enrichment, and safe constructive alternatives for students. 

 

Program Elements


The ASES program is aligned with the regular school day core program.  ASES provides students with a safe physical and emotional environment and opportunities for relationship-building.  Educational Literacy and Enrichment is an important component of the program’s academic support:


Educational Literacy offers homework assistance and academic support to help students meet state standards in reading/language arts, mathematics, social studies, and science.  A broad range of activities are based on students’ needs and interests.





Enrichment provides a variety of additional programs and activities that support and compliment the school’s academic program.  This includes positive youth development strategies and prevention activities that may utilize visual and performing arts, community service-learning, recreation and physical activity, health/nutritional promotion, career awareness and work preparation activities based on student needs and interests.

 


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.