After School Education and Safety Program (ASES)
Any parent of a child enrolled in one of the district ASES programs has the right to review a summary of that program’s evaluation data. Please contact your ASES Program Site Supervisor.
After School Makes a Difference!
* After school programs provide an equivalent of 90 additional days of school, helping students to strengthen social and academic skill sets to become more confident learners during the school day.
* After school programs help significantly increase language acquisition rates for English learners through smaller class sizes, individual and collaborative learning opportunities, and greater peer-to-peer interaction.
* High School ASSETS programs report fewer high school dropouts, higher graduation rates and strong CASHEE passage rates among student attendees.
* After school programs enable single and married parents who are employed full-time to be productive at work, financially stable and self-sufficient. (Santa Clara County Office of Education, 2009)
After School Education and Safety (ASES) Program
The After School Education and Safety (ASES) Program is the result of the 2002 voter-approved initiative, Proposition 49. This proposition amended California Education Code (EC) 8482 to expand and rename the former Before and After School Learning and Safe Neighborhood Partnerships Program. The ASES Program funds the establishment of local after school education and enrichment programs. These programs are created through partnerships between schools and local community resources to provide educational and enrichment activities and safe constructive alternatives for students in kindergarten through eighth grade (K-8). These activities should be based on the needs and interests of participating students.
Schools that Receive ASES Funding
Schools that qualify for the ASES funding, free to families, must have a minimum percentage of students who qualify for free and reduced lunch. Families enroll in the program first-come, first-served each year with the site agency provider. Schools in San Jose Unified that qualify for ASES funding are:
School list to follow soon.
Key Elements of ASES ProgramsEducational/Literacy Element:
The educational component can include tutoring and/or homework assistance in the following subject areas: language arts, mathematics, history, social science, computer training, or science. Program managers must choose and apply measures of program effectiveness.
Enrichment examples include, but are not limited to, fine arts, recreation physical fitness, career/technical education, and prevention activities.
District ASES Program Contacts