After School Education & Safety Program (ASES)

About ASES

The Orange Unified School District After School Education and Safety (ASES) program is a collaborative effort between several stakeholders to provide a safe and flourishing academic after school experience. The program is offered free of charge to families as costs are made available by the California Department of Education’s After School Education and Safety Grant

It is the intent of the ASES program legislation to encourage  school districts to provide safe and educationally enriching alternatives for children and youth during non-school hours.  Specifically, school sites are funded to provide an after school program for at-risk and low performing students at Title I schools. OUSD operates the ASES programs in partnership with Camp Fire Orange County, Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Orange Coast,YMCA of Orange, and THINK Together

The ASES programs are open to all students enrolled at each participating school during the regular school day subject to program capacity in grades Kindergarten  through 8th grade. Students are served a nutritious snack that conforms to the Nutritional Standards established by the standards identified in Education Code Section 49430

The ASES program provides participants with an educational and literacy component as well as an enrichment component; including homework assistance, hands on learning, and recreational activities. Students are also exposed to the worlds of music, theater, art, science, and life skills. 

Our Partners

Camp Fire

Think Together


Boys & Girls Clubs



Margarita Hernandez
Interim Child-Care Staff Assistant & ELO-P Support (Bilingual) 
(714) 628-5408