Mesa Verde Middle School
ASES Before/After School Program

Allison Baker, ASES Site Supervisor

Jennifer Willette, ASES Lead Assistant

Phone:  (858) 922-6986

 COVID-19 has impacted program operation and hours. Once we are given permission to do so, our in-person program will resume under a modified schedule. For more information and to request priority enrollment, please complete the form below: 

ASES After School Priority Enrollment Request

Program Hours:
Before School Program:

  • 6:30 - 8:25 am Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
  • 6:30 - 9:25 am Wednesday (late start)

After School Program:

  • 3:15 - 6:15 pm Monday - Friday
  • 12:07 - 6:15 during all school minimum days

*Please note: We offer our program on all school days (including minimum days). On non-school days such as professional growth days or holidays, the ASES program will be closed.

Welcome to the After School Education and Safety (ASES) Program!

ASES is aligned with the regular school day and provides a safe physical and social-emotional environment that supports building positive relationships.  The program is funded by a state grant and has attendance requirements for participating students.

ASES is offered before and after school every day that school is in session. 

After School

ASES is an extension of the school day and offers literacy and academic enrichment components. Studies show that participation in the ASES Program increases students’ attachment to their schools, improves academics, and provides a safe environment for students.

First priority shall go to pupils who are identified by the program as homeless youth, as defined by the federal McKinney-Vento homeless Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. Sec. 11434a), at the time that they apply for enrollment or at any time during the school year, and to pupils who are identified by the program as being in foster care. Second priority for enrollment will be given to students who can attend the full day every day. Further priority is based on the number of days per week that a student can attend. The number of days attended per week is monitored throughout the school year. If there is a wait list of students, they are added to the program as current students who do not meet prioritized attendance requirements are dropped.

The intent of the grant is that students who attend ASES should participate in the program for the full range of hours offered each day. 

Purpose and Objectives

The After School Education and Safety (ASES) Program is designed to provide literacy, academic enrichment, and safe constructive alternatives for students. 

Program Elements

The ASES program is aligned with the regular school day. A safe physical and emotional environment and opportunities for relationship-building are provided. The following two elements are incorporated in the program’s academic support and enrichment activities:

  1. An educational and literacy element provides homework assistance and academic support to help students meet state standards in reading/language arts, mathematics, social studies, and science. A broad range of activities are based on students’ needs and interests.
  2. An education enrichment element offers a variety of additional programs and activities that reinforce and compliment the school’s academic program. This includes positive youth development strategies and prevention activities that may utilize visual and performing arts, community service-learning, recreation and physical activity, health/nutritional promotion, career awareness and work preparation activities based on student needs and interests.

Program Structure

MVMS ASES activities,based on above program elements, are organized on a six-week rotation and are posted on an activities calendar. Students select their activities from the daily schedule.  Academic support is provided for all students. Activities reflect student interest in sports, recreation, technology, arts and crafts, food and nutrition, and more.  Students are also provided a daily snack.  At Mesa Verde past activities have included Duct Tape Fashion, cooking club, video game club, anime, Dungeons and Dragons, and more. We have also partnered wtih Westview students to offer Sisters of Steam for hands on STEAM experiences for students.

Before School

ASES before-school programs open at least 1½ hours before the start of school. Please check the school websites for specific times. Students must participate for the full program time. A breakfast snack is served to students who arrive within the first half of the program time.

At Mesa Verde, our Before School program is in operation from 6:30am until school starts each day. Students in our morning program can access computers and learning materials, play board/card games, and socialize with one another. Our AM staff plan activities for AM students as well including trivia, art projects, physical activities and more based on student interests.


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