After school Program/ ASES
The After School Education and Safety Program (ASES) is the result of the 2002 voter approved initiative, Proposition 49. The ASES program funds the establishment of local after school education and enrichment programs that provide literacy, academic enrichment and safe alternatives for students in first through eighth grade.
The ASES program is offered Monday through Friday, from the time school is dismissed until 6:00pm, coinciding with each school site's daily schedule and school calendar.
ASES program components will be provided by CUSD in partnership with community-based organizations such as: Police Activities League, Girl Scouts, Ceres Partnership for Healthy Children, etc. Through these partnerships an array of recreational, academic and enrichment activities will be provided to provide our students a safe and fun place to be after school.
Students can choose from many activities, including: art, games, and outdoor recreation activities. Children who come to this program enjoy a snack, work on homework, and then choose an activity to participate in. Each Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday students will also participate in targeted academic instruction through the Academic Intervention Program, in addition to homework assistance.
AIP- Academic Intervention Program
The Academic Intervention Program is available for students who are at risk of, or recommended for, retention and at risk of not passing The California High School Exit Exam. It is an academic program designed to give support to struggling students to bring them closer to grade level.
Students attend this program for 1½ hours after school on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. Students receive 30-45 minutes of homework help, then work on specific skills in Language Arts and Math. Lessons utilized parallel the regular school day curriculum. Approximately 90 days per year are provided, with exceptions on minimum days and holidays.
Enrichment activities are provided to students not mandated to attend the AIP portion of the after school program. These activities reinforce Language Arts and math skills through fun and interesting activities and games specifically designed by the same publishers of the regular school day curriculum.
ELD (English Language Development)
The ELD class is for students who have scored a 1 or 2 on the CELDT test during regular-day school. The science-based curriculum is designed to further language development through experiments and extension activities. This class is taught by CUSD trained teachers.
- Students are assessed using District Multiple Measure Assessments and identified as "at risk" using the retention criteria ( this occur the first three months of school)
- Entry form filled out by teacher enrolling student in AIP.
- Parents are notified by teacher (District Letter).
- Teacher identifies students' needs on Student Profiles.
- Student Profiles are use to maintain database to track progress.
How will this program benefit my child?
On average, students who participate in the AIP programs regularly have shown significantly higher scores on the end of year testing than those who attended irregularly. In addition, teachers report that most students who regularly attend these programs make higher gains on report card grades and on district tests!
Why was my child recommended for the Academic Intervention Program?
Students are enrolled based on academic performance, reflected by report card grades and testing scores in reading, writing, and math. Your child's teachers analyzed theses scores, considered classroom performance, and determined that your child would benefit from these programs.
Can I un-enroll my child?
Based on California State Law, we are required to offer remediation to students who are recommended for retention, or at risk for not passing the High School Exit Exam. Teachers enroll students, and when adequate progress is made, they recommend they be dropped from the program. If you have any concerns or don't believe your child should be enrolled in the program, please contact your child's teacher.