In addition to opening our campuses very early in the morning, PUC Schools is proud to offer our students the opportunity to participate in our comprehensive after school programs. 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 literacy, academic enrichment and safe constructive alternatives for students in kindergarten through eighth grade (K-8). Funding is designed to: (1) maintain existing before and after school program funding; and (2) provide eligibility to all elementary and middle schools that submit quality applications throughout California. PUC Schools has adopted the ASES acronym to represent it’s after school program at all its participating schools.
The PUC ASES Afterschool Program is available to any and all students who are currently enrolled at PUC Excel Charter Academy. There is no cost to attend the ASES Afterschool Program. If you would like to apply for the ASES Afterschool Program, please download, print, and fill out the form below and submit it to our site coordinator or the school’s main office.
The program begins on the first day of school and ends on the last day of school. The afterschool program operates for a minimum of 15 hours per week. The program commences immediately upon the conclusion of the regular or minimum day and operates until at least 6:00 p.m. daily. Please see the
schedules below for more detail.
Regular Day Schedule:
3:30 PM – 6:10 PM
Minimum Day Schedule:
1:30 PM – 6:00 PM
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The ASES Grant requires that all grantees provide a program that is aligned with, and not be a repeat of, the content of the regular school day and other extended learning opportunities in a safe physical and emotional environment. Each school has an after school program that is built customized to the interests of the students and staff of each school. However, all schools have the following elements in common:
1. Academic Enrichment: In addition to receiving tutorial opportunities by PUC classroom teachers, students who are enrolled in the PUC ASES Program also receive supplemental instruction in one or more of the core academic subjects (reading/language arts, mathematics, history and social studies, or science). Each lesson is designed to reinforce previously introduced skills.
2. Physical Activity: Students are involved in regular moderate-to-vigorous physical activity for a minimum of 30 minutes. Activities are based on the California Physical Education Framework and the California Physical Education Standards. The goals of this component reflect the three goals set forth in the California Physical Education Framework, which are:
Goal 1: Movement Skills and Movement Knowledge (Exercise)
Goal 2: Self-Image and Personal Development (Feeling Better About Oneself)
Goal 3: Social Development (Learning to Work Together)
3. Homework Assistance: Students will have an opportunity to start/complete assigned homework in accordance with PUC grade level guidelines on appropriate homework time increments. Students are placed in groups of no more than 20 students. The after school program does not guarantee that all homework will be completed.
To learn more about the PUC Schools ASES program, please click here.