After School Education & Safety Program (ASES)


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Update:  The ASES After School Program is open on days students attend school in-person during the 2022/2023 school year.  ASES is open until 6:00pm each day.

Background: 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 kindergarten through eighth grade. The ASES program is provided at no cost to the children and families of the participating Ceres Unified School District sites.

Offered:  The After School 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.

Components: ASES program components will be provided by CUSD recreational and instructional staff in partnership with community-based organizations such as: 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.

Activities: Students can choose from many activities, including:  art, dance, games, and outdoor recreation activities. Children who come to this program enjoy a snack or supper (depending on site), work on homework, and then choose an activity to participate in.  Some students will also participate in targeted academic instruction through the Academic Intervention Program (Bridge to Learning), in addition to homework assistance, on Tuesdays-Thursdays.

Program Information

School Site  Start and End Time  ASES Number
Adkison Elementary 2:25 pm - 6:00 pm 556-1606
Beaver Leadership Magnet 2:15 pm - 6:00 pm 556-1736
Blaker Kinser Junior High 2:30 pm - 6:00 pm 556-1816
Carroll Fowler Elementary 2:45 pm - 6:00 pm 556-1646
Caswell Elementary 2:35 pm - 6:00 pm 556-1626
Chavez Junior High 2:30 pm - 6:00 pm 556-1836
Don Pedro Elementary 2:25 pm - 6:00 pm 556-1636
Hidahl Elementary 2:35 pm - 6:00 pm  556-1656 
La Rosa Elementary  2:45 pm - 6:00 pm  556-1666
Lucas Elementary Dual Language Academy 2:45 pm - 6:00 pm 556-1726 
Mae Hensley Junior High 2:30 pm - 6:00 pm  556-1826 
Sam Vaughn Elementary 2:25 pm - 6:00 pm  556-1696
Sinclear Elementary  2:25 pm - 6:00 pm  556-1686 
Virginia Parks Elementary  2:45 pm - 6:00 pm 556-1676
Walter White Elementary  2:45 pm - 6:00 pm 556-1716
Westport Elementary  2:45 pm - 6:30 pm 556-1706
Whitmore Charter School of Arts and Technology 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm 556-1616