ASES Afterschool Education Program
The ASES afterschool program is a free after-school program offered to VBCS K-5
students. The program is designed to provide a safe, structured, engaging, and
academically enriching after-school environment for students in grades K-5 through
critical thinking, communication, collaboration, creativity, and social-emotional learning
supports. Our goal is to be an engaging extension to the regular school day, building
student success, self-esteem, connectedness, and equity.
Research states that students who attend an afterschool program show statistically
significant improvement in connection to the school, academic learning, boost
attendance, and supports the acquisition of foundational skills.
The Afterschool program is provided free to all participating students, thanks to the
California Department of Education’s After-School Education and Safety (ASES) and
Expanded Learning Opportunities (ELO) grants.
The afterschool program operates every school day from the dismissal of the regular
school day (full day or minimum day) until 6:00 pm.
The Afterschool program offers the following activities:
- A nutritious snack
- A dedicated homework time Academic and social enrichment activities
- STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics) Project-based learning
- Art instruction
- Outdoor sports and recreation
- Enhanced technology access
- Computer Coding Clubs