ASES Program

After School Programs

Natomas Unified School District offers a variety of diverse after school programs for students across the district. The following programs align with our District vision that all students graduate as college and career ready, productive, responsible, and engaged global citizens.

School Site Program
Bannon Creek School Robert’s Family Development Center
H. Allen Hight Robert’s Family Development Center
Discovery High School Improve Your Tomorrow
Inderkum High School Boys and Girls Club
Natomas Gateways Middle School Improve Your Tomorrow
Natomas High School Improve Your Tomorrow
Natomas Middle School AIM High
Natomas Middle School Boys and Girls Club
Natomas Park Elementary Robert’s Family Development Center

After School Enrichment and Safety Program

What is 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. The current funding level for the ASES program is $550 million. The ASES Program is currently being held at the following Natomas Unified School District schools:

  • American Lakes
  • Bannon Creek
  • Jefferson School
  • Natomas Middle School

The program was created to provide literacy, academic enrichment, and safe, constructive alternatives for students. Students enrolled in these programs are required to stay after school at the school site to participate in academic, athletic, and elective activities until 6 p.m, 5 days a week.

School Site Program
American Lakes School The Center
Bannon Creek School Center for Fathers and Families
Jefferson School Center for Fathers and Families
Natomas Gateways Middle School The Center
Natomas Middle School Center for Fathers and Families


Any student can enroll in the ASES Program. Seats available depend on the site and program. Students are selected using a lottery system if there are more requests than seats available. Applications are available at the school site.

Program Elements

  • An educational and literacy element must provide tutoring and/or homework assistance designed to help students meet state standards in one or more of the following core academic subjects: reading/language arts, mathematics, history, and social studies, or science. A broad range of activities may be implemented based on local student needs and interests.
  • The educational enrichment element must offer an array of additional services, programs, and activities that reinforce and complement the school’s academic program. Educational enrichment may include but is not limited to, positive youth development strategies, recreation and prevention activities. Such activities might involve the visual and performing arts, music, physical activity, health/nutrition promotion, and general recreation; career awareness and work preparation activities; community service-learning; and other youth development activities based on student needs and interests. Enrichment activities may be designed to enhance the core curriculum.

The programs must be in line with the educational program of the school and provide educational and literacy elements and educational enrichment elements.

For more information about the ASES Program, please visit the Program Description on the California Department of Education website.

For individual program questions, families should contact the school site.

Who to Contact

Shea BorgesExecutive Director

Lori YatesAdministrative Assistant