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.