After School Programs - ASES
Expanded Learning Programs
According to the California Department of Education, “Expanded Learning refers to before and after school, summer, and intersession learning experiences that develop the academic, social, emotional, and physical needs and interests of students. Expanded Learning should be hands-on, engaging, student-centered, results-driven, involve community partners, and complement learning activities in the regular school day/year.” The After School Education and Safety Program is State Funded.
Programs 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. Programs must consist of the two elements below and are expected to work closely with school site principals and staff to integrate both elements with the school's curriculum, instruction, and learning support activities.
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.
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.
The ASES After School Programs offer a complete on site after school learning experience and includes the following below:
- The ASES Programs are grant-funded and at no cost to families.
- ASES Programs include daily academic support and enrichment opportunities aligned to Common Core State Standards and Expanded Learning Quality Standards.
- A daily meal (Supper) or snack, in collaboration with the Victor Valley Union High School District, Nutrition Services Department.
- Games, contests, music, theatrical performances, arts, sports and interests clubs are just a few of the exciting enrichment opportunities.
- Student's education and safety are our top priorities and that is why our staff will be on site every school day (unless otherwise notified) from the time school lets out until 6:00 pm. This also included minimum/early release days.
- In order to benefit from our activities, students must attend 5 days a week and remain for the course of the program.
Registration forms are available in the school (CIMS, Hook, Lakeview) offices. If there is a waiting list, students who register will be placed on the list and called when there is space available. Upon registration, parents will receive a parent information sheet that outlines program specifics.