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After School Academy (ASA)

After-School Academy Focus

The ASA program operates from the ASES & 21st Century grants. Every site has unique qualities, however, they follow the same general guidelines for providing a positive and stimulating learning environment.

Academic Enrichment 
  • A broad range of activities implemented are designed to reinforce core academic subjects: reading/language arts, mathematics, history, social studies, and science.  Tutoring and/or homework assistance is available daily. Community partners offer additional services and activities such as visual and performing arts, music, career awareness, physical activity, work preparation, promotion of health/nutrition, Science, Technology, English, Art, and Math (STEAM) activities, etc.

Social and Emotional Support
  • Such activities involve positive reinforcement, behavior management activities, positive youth development strategies, problem-solving techniques, sportsmanship practices in group recreation, small group discussions, promoting self-confidence, student leadership, bullying, and gang prevention. Other youth development activities are implemented based on student needs and interests using Positive, Behavior, Intervention, and Support (PBIS).

After School Academy (ASA):
A free, grant-based program available for students in transitional kindergarten through 8th grade. Students are invited to the program based on teacher referrals for academic or social needs. There is no open enrollment. Space is limited.

ASA is available at:

  • Crumpton Elementary
  • Del Rey Woods Elementary
  • Marina Vista Vista Elementary
  • Martin Luther King Elementary
  • Ord Terrace Elementary
  • Los Arboles Middle
  • Seaside Middle

Enrollment is based on the following criteria by invitation only (no open enrollment):

  • Homeless/Foster (State mandated requirement)
  • Teacher Recommendation (Grant requirement based on Academic or Social/Emotional needs)
  • Siblings (Grant plans to keep the family unit together)
  • Prior Enrollment in ASA* (Grant plan to keep consistency for the student and family)
  • Prior good attendance, participation, and behavior in ASA. (ASA is not a childcare or babysitting program.) The grant requires a comprehensive program, including Academic Support, Enrichment Activities, and Nutrition opportunities, to ensure that spots are filled by students that are benefiting from what is offered. Students are expected to attend every day they are in school and stay until the end of the program day.
  • Balancing grade level groups (Grant requirement to maintain the student/staff ratio)

Once all spots have been filled by referred students, a waiting list of referred students by grade level will be initiated. Waiting lists do not roll over from one year to the next. NOTE: There is no guarantee that once a student attended the program they will automatically be enrolled in the program for the following year. Special Education students are accepted and an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) meeting may be required prior to enrolling to be sure we are adequately trained to meet the needs of the student.

Program Hours
Mondays to Fridays
2:25 pm to 6:00 pm

12:50 pm to 6:00 pm
Martin Luther King (MLK), Jr. Elementary: School of the Arts
1713 Broadway Avenue
TBD, Site Director
District Cell: 831-901-4118