After School Education and Safety (ASES)

The After School Education and Safety (ASES) Program and 21st Century Community Learning Centers are federally funded programs administered by the California State of Education. It is the intent of the ASES legislation to provide a safe place for all students during the after school hours.

The ASES and 21st CCLC Programs are after school programs designed to assist Elk Grove students and their parents. It is a partnership between home and school for the academic success of students and for the benefit of the entire family.

There are several components in the ASES Program:

  • Educational and Literacy Component that includes tutoring/ homework assistance in the core subjects (language arts, math, history/ social science, etc.
  • Educational Enrichment Component that offers students engaging activities in a variety of areas (fine arts, physical activity, career technical education, prevention strategies, etc.)
  • Offer a daily, nutritious snack that meets requirements in CA Education Code Section 49430

What is the ASES Program?

ASES is an after-school program designed to assist K through 8th grade students and their families by providing students with a place to study and learn after the school day while supporting family involvement with their children’s education. After school programs have been in operation since 2002 in Elk Grove, and the programs have become part of the District’s educational structure. ASES/21st CCLC afterschool programs are located at 17 elementary and 3 middle schools that serve high poverty neighborhoods. The use of volunteers, donated services, materials and goods help stretch each dollar that is used to provide services. ASES/21st CCLC has partnerships with California State University, Sacramento, Safeway Stores, Home Depot, local fire departments, and many other local businesses and agencies.

Who Participates?

Students in K through 8th grades have the opportunity to attend. They are taught and tutored by para professionals, credentialed teachers, bilingual teaching associates, retired teachers, community members, future teachers from universities and high schools, parents, and community members.

When Are Classes Held?

The ASES/21st CCLC Programs are open every day school is in session from the end of the regular school day until 6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Pre-registration for ASES is required and parents are expected to attend an orientation explaining ASES program guidelines.

Why Do Students Participate?

To improve their academic and social experience by taking advantage of opportunities for homework help and enrichment activities.

ASES Parent Advisory Meeting Schedule

Please contact Erin Sipes at (916) 686-7712 Ext. 67113 for dates/times.

ASES Contacts

Erin Sipes – Program Specialist
Learning Support Services
(916) 686-7712

Renee Askins – Coordinator
Florin Elementary
(916) 383-0530

Sheila Caruthers – Principal
Franklin Elementary
(916) 684-6518

Jennifer Wilbanks – Principal
Roy Herburger Elementary
(916) 681-1390

Katie Hedrick – Coordinator
Isabelle Jackson Elementary
(916) 689-2115

Patrina Baggett – Coordinator
Samuel Kennedy Elementary
(916) 383-3311

Debbie Layton – Coordinator
Anna Kirchgater Elementary
(916) 689-9150

Steve Alessi – Coordinator
Herman Leimbach Elementary
(916) 689-2120

Wilbert Villalta – Coordinator
Charles Mack Elementary
(916) 422-5524

Steven Looper – Principal
James McKee Elementary
(916) 686-3715

Larrah Feliciano – Coordinator
Barbara Comstock Morse Elementary
(916) 385-4018

Mike Smith – Coordinator
Prairie Elementary
(916) 422-1843

Laura Crook – Coordinator
David Reese Elementary
(916) 422-2450

Louise Roachford-Gould – Principal
John Reith Elementary
(916) 399-0110

Patricia Hecht – Principal
Sierra Enterprise Elementary
(916) 381-2767

Elizabeth Rueda – Principal
Mary Tsukamoto Elementary
(916) 689-7580

TBD – Coordinator
Union House Elementary
(916) 424-9201

Mechale Murphy – Principal
Irene B. West Elementary
(916) 683-4362

Charles Amey – Principal
Edward Harris, Jr. Middle School
(916) 688-0075

Jorge Leiva – Coordinator
James Rutter Middle School
(916) 422-7590

Raquel Manning – Coordinator
Samuel Jackman Middle School
(916) 393-2352

Please contact the site or Learning Support Services at (916) 686-7712 for more information.

Continuous Quality Improvement

Elk Grove Unified School District seeks to evaluate and improve the quality of after school programs by engaging in a Continuous Quality Improvement process based on the Quality Standards for Expanded Learning in California. Evaluation results and action plans are available for viewing upon request.