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After School Education and Safety (ASES)

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 ninth grade (K-9). 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. Recently, the after school program has been renamed as the Expanded Learning Program. 

The ASES program provides an opportunity to merge school reform strategies with community resources. The goal is to support local efforts to improve assistance to students and broaden the base of support for education in a safe, constructive environment. It is the intent of ASES program legislation to encourage schools and school districts to provide safe and educationally enriching alternatives for children and youth during non-school hours. The program creates incentives for establishing locally driven before and after school education and enrichment programs.

The ASES program involves collaboration among parents, youth, representatives from schools and governmental agencies, such as local law enforcement and local parks and recreation departments, and individuals from community-based organizations and the private sector. Programs are created through partnerships between schools and local community resources to provide literacy, academic enrichment, and safe, constructive alternatives for students in grades K-9.

 San Marcos Unified has five ASES sites, located at Alvin Dunn Elementary, Joli Ann Leichtag Elementary, San Marcos Elementary, San Marcos Middle, and Woodland Park Middle. In addition, we have the Before School program at Joli Ann Leichtag Elementary from 7:00 - 8:30 a.m. everyday. Please see our brochure with more information. 

Expanded Learning Brochure - English

Expanded Learning Brochure - Spanish

ASSETs High School After School Program

The 21st Century High School After School Safety and Enrichment for Teens (ASSETs) Program provides incentives for establishing before- and after-school enrichment programs that partner schools and communities to provide academic support; safe, constructive alternatives for high school students; and assistance in passing the California High School Exit Exam. Programs may operate after school only, or after school and any combination of before school, weekends, summer, intersession, and vacation. Each program must consist of three elements: academic assistance, educational enrichment, and family literacy services.

Title I

The purpose of this federal grant is to improve basic programs operated by local education agencies at high poverty schools. Title I funds support additional resources that provide high-quality opportunities for students in high-poverty schools to meet the same challenging state content and performance standards already developed for all children.

We currently have nine schools that receive Title I funding: Alvin Dunn Elementary, San Marcos Elementary, Paloma Elementary, Richland Elementary, Knob Hill Elementary, Twin Oaks Elementary, Joli Ann Leichtag Elementary, San Marcos Middle School, and Twin Oaks High School.

Title II, Part A High Quality Teachers

A federal program that increases student academic achievement through strategies such as improving teacher and principal quality.

Title III Immigrant

Title III - Immigrant Education Program funds are to be specifically targeted to eligible immigrant students and their families through the provision of supplementary programs and services for the underlying purpose of assuring that these students meet the same challenging grade level and graduation standards as mainstream students. 

The purpose of the Title III - Immigrant Education Program subgrants is to pay for enhanced instructional opportunities to immigrant students and their families. LEAs may choose from activities authorized by Title III.

  • Family literacy, parent training, and community outreach
  • Educational personnel, including teacher aides
  • Tutorials, mentoring, and counseling
  • Identification and acquisition of educational materials and technology
  • Basic instructional services
  • Other instructional services designed to assist immigrant students to achieve in elementary and secondary schools in the United States
  • Activities coordinated with community-based organizations (CBOs), institutions of higher education (IHEs), or private sector entities that have expertise in working with immigrant students and their families


The purpose of the Title III - LEP Student Program is to ensure that all limited-English proficient (LEP) students, referred to as English learners in California, attain English proficiency, develop high levels of academic attainment in English, and meet the same challenging state academic standards as all other students.

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