ASES Grant and ELOP

Expanded Learning Opportunities Program (ELOP)

The Expanded Learning Opportunities Program (ELO-P) provides funding for afterschool and summer school enrichment programs for transitional kindergarten through sixth grade. “Expanded learning” means before school, after school, summer, or intersession learning programs that focus on developing the academic, social, emotional, and physical needs and interests of pupils through hands-on, engaging learning experiences. It is the intent of the Legislature that expanded learning programs are pupil-centered, results driven, include community partners, and complement, but do not replicate, learning activities in the regular school day and school year. Every student attending a school operating a program is eligible to participate in the program, subject to program capacity.

If the number of students wishing to participate in the program exceeds program capacity, students shall be selected for enrollment based upon the following guidelines:

First priority for enrollment shall be given to students who are identified as homeless youth, being in foster care, and to students eligible for free or reduced-price meals

Second priority shall be for enrollment of middle school students who attend the program daily.

Third priority shall be given to students identified as needing academic remediation or support.

Any remaining capacity shall be filled by students selected at random.

A waiting list shall be established to accommodate additional students if space becomes available.

Students that meet the requirements for first priority, listed above, will receive priority enrollment to register in the spring for the upcoming school year. The intent of the ELO-Program is for students who participate should participate in the program for the full range of hours offered each day. 

ASES Grant

ASES is an extension of the school day and offers literacy and academic enrichment components.  Studies show that participation in the ASES Program increases students’ attachment to their schools, improves academics, and provides a safe environment for students.

First priority shall go to pupils who are identified by the program as homeless youth, as defined by the federal McKinney-Vento homeless Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. Sec. 11434a), at the time that they apply for enrollment or at any time during the school year, and to pupils who are identified by the program as being in foster care

Second priority for enrollment will be granted to students who are eligible for Free or Reduced Price Meals (FRPM) based upon the Income Eligibility Guidelines determine by USDA and CDE.

Third priority will be given to students who attend the program daily, for the full range of program hours.  The number of days attended per week is monitored throughout the school year. Students that utilize the full range of program hours (i.e. 1.5 hours before school and full duration of the program after school) will be given greater priority over students that do not. If there is a wait list of students, they are added to the program as current students who do not meet prioritized attendance requirements are dropped. 

Additional locally-determined, site-based priorities (e.g. single parent household, active duty military, targeted academic intervention, etc.) may also be considered when enrolling students in the ASES program in order to meet the unique needs of students in each school community. 

ASES Registration

Students currently participating in the ASES grant will get priority enrollment to register in the spring for the upcoming school year. The intent of the grant is for students who participate in ASES should participate in the program for the full range of hours offered each day. 

Purpose and Objectives

The After School Education and Safety (ASES) Program is designed to provide literacy, academic enrichment, and safe constructive alternatives for students. 

Program Elements

The ASES program is aligned with the regular school day.  A safe physical and emotional environment and opportunities for relationship-building are provided. The following two elements are incorporated in the program’s academic support and enrichment activities:

  1. An educational and literacy element provides homework assistance and academic support to help students meet state standards in reading/language arts, mathematics, social studies, and science.  A broad range of activities are based on students’ needs and interests.
  2. An education enrichment element offers a variety of additional programs and activities that reinforce and compliment the school’s academic program.  This includes positive youth development strategies and prevention activities that may utilize visual and performing arts, community service-learning, recreation and physical activity, health/nutritional promotion, career awareness and work preparation activities based on student needs and interests.

Contact Information by site

School SitePhoneContact
Avondale Elementary School(619) 668-5838Beatriz “BB” Bailey
Bancroft Elementary School(619) 668-5839Antonio Bustos
Casa de Oro Elementary School(619) 668-5840Lorena “Skye” Castro (Acting Site Lead)
Highlands Elementary School(619) 668-5842Denzel Brown
Kempton Literacy Academy(619) 668-5843Savannah Payton
La Mesa Dale Elementary School(619) 668-5844Andrew Gofigan
La Presa Elementary School(619) 668-8355Iosua Sykes (Acting Site Lead)
Rancho Elementary School(619) 668-5852Shatoya Spence
Spring Valley Academy(619) 668-8374Anthony Guy
STEAM Academy (619) 668-8360Liam Clingan

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