The ASES Program is an after
school program 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. Most
of the funding for the program is from the ASES
and 21st Century Learning Grants. Additional funds
come from Elk Grove Unified School District, Title
I, Emergency Immigrant Education and American
There are three components in
the ASES Program:
- Homework Assistance
- Enrichment Activities
- Literacy Component
What is the ASES Program?
The ASES program is an after school program originated by Prop 49 and currently administered by the California Department of Education and the After School Office. ASES is a school and community partnership developed to engage students during the after school hours. ASES offers homework assistance, literacy development and enrichment activities. After school programs have been a part of the EGUSD learning community for over seventeen years and are an intricate part of its academic structure.
The program’s main purpose is to provide a safe learning environment for all students attending an ASES school and is open every regular school day until at least 6:00 p.m. Those students that participate in ASES receive a healthy snack every day and are offered a variety of enrichment opportunities to help keep them connected and engaged in their school community. ASES sites vary in their specific delivery model but all ASES programs must provide a nutritional daily snack, homework assistance, literacy support, a variety of enrichment activities and offer physical activities.
In EGUSD, we have thirteen elementary and three middle schools that offer the ASES program. Each site has a designated site Coordinator who directly manages and oversees its daily procedures. At nine of our ASES sites, EGUSD maintains a strong partnership with the THINK Together, City of Sacramento, Department of Parks and Recreation and Target Excellence as part of our service delivery model. EGUSD teachers, certificated and retired teachers, Para Educators, college interns and community participants make up the ASES staff. Preschool classes may also be available during the program time. Pre-registration with the site Coordinator for both programs is required.
Students in 1st through 6th grades attend and
some sites allow preschool and Head Start classes
to expand through the use of kindergarten classrooms.
They are taught and tutored by instructional assistants,
credentialed teachers, bilingual teaching associates,
retired teachers, student volunteers providing
community service, future teachers from universities
and high schools, parents, and community members.
When Are Classes Held?
The ASES Program is open every school day 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 participate
three hours each week.
Why Do Students Participate?
To improve their academic and social experience
by taking advantage of opportunities for homework
help and enrichment activities.
ASES Program Contacts:
Peggy Barrad - Program Specialist
Learning Support Services
(916) 686-7712 x7128
Barbara Comstock Morse Elementary
Samuel Kennedy Elementay
David Reese Elementary
Charles Mack Elementary
Roy Herburger Elementary
Isabelle Jackson Elementary
Anna Kirchgater Elementary
James McKee Elementary
Herman Leimbach Elementary
John Reith Elementary
Sierra Enterprise Elementary
Mary Tsukamoto Elementary
Union House Elementary
Irene B. West Elementary
Edward Harris, Jr. Middle School
James Rutter Middle School
Samuel Jackman Middle School
After School Safety and Enrichment for Teens (ASSETs)
ASSETs is a high school after school program funded by 21st CCLC, Department of Education and the C.S. Mott Foundation and also administered by the California Department of Education and the After School Office. EGUSD is in its second year of the five year ASSETs grant. ASSETs is designed to be a partnership between school and community that offers engaging activities and academic support to its participants. It begins immediately after school and remains open until at least 6:00 p.m. every regular school day.
The purpose of ASSETs is to make high-quality academic assistance and enrichment opportunities widely available after school to students in eligible school communities and their families. Parent education is also a valued part of the program and is supported through parenting classes and services.
Each site is designed to meet the needs of its community but must include the following components:
- Educational and Literacy Component that includes tutoring/ homework assistance in the core subjects (language arts, math, history/ social science, etc.). CAHSEE preparation should be a focus of the program
- Educational Enrichment Component that offers students engaging activities in a variety of areas (fine arts, physical activity, career technical education, prevention strategies, etc.). Must offer physical activity
- Healthy Snack-a nutritional snack is served every day to all students
Florin High School
Laguna Creek High School
Monterey Trail High School
Valley High School
Every student attending an ASSETs site is eligible for participation and must pre register with the site coordinator.
Please contact the site or Peggy Barrad at 686-7712 for more information.