After School Education & Safety Program (ASES)


Parent Resources

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.

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.

ASES program components will be provided by CUSD 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.

Students can choose from many activities, including:  art, dance, 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.

Program Start and End Times

Adkison Elementary 2:35 pm - 6:00 pm
Beaver Elementary 3:25 pm - 6:00 pm
Whitmore Charter  3:25 pm - 6:00 pm
Blaker Kinser Junior High 2:15 pm - 6:00 pm
Carroll Fowler Elementary 2:45 pm - 6:00 pm
Caswell Elementary 2:25 pm - 6:00 pm
Chavez Junior High 2:10 pm - 6:00 pm
Don Pedro Elementary 2:45 pm - 6:00 pm
Hidahl Elementary 2:35 pm - 6:00 pm 
La Rosa Elementary  2:35 pm - 6:00 pm 
Lucas Elementary Dual Language Academy 2:45 pm - 6:00 pm
Mae Hensley Junior High 2:20 pm - 6:00 pm 
Sam Vaughn Elementary 2:25 pm - 6:00 pm 
Sinclear Elementary  2:25 pm - 6:00 pm 
Virginia Parks Elementary 2:45 pm - 6:00 pm 
Walter White Elementary 2:55 pm - 6:00 pm 
Westport Elementary 3:25 pm - 6:00 pm 

Registration Forms

Registration forms vary by school site, click on the appropriate link for the school site your are seeking.

Elementary Schools


Junior High Schools


Whitmore Charter


Parent Involvement

How can I help?

Parental support and encouragement are crucial to the program's success. Extra time spent on learning with the parent's help greatly increases the student's success. Please encourage your child to attend, and consider Volunteer Form in the classroom, or in the after school programs!

The Ceres Unified School District also requires all volunteers to complete a Volunteer Application. Click here to link to the Ceres Unified Volunteer webpage.

If you have any questions or concerns please contact the ASES After School Programs Office at 209-556-1548.