What is Expanded Learning?
According to the California Department of Education, “Expanded Learning refers to before and after school, summer, and intersession learning experiences that develop the academic, social, emotional, and physical needs and interests of students. Expanded Learning should be hands-on, engaging, student-centered, results-driven, involve community partners, and complement learning activities in the regular school day/year."
The After School Education and Safety Expanded Learning Program is a grant-funded program through the CA Department of Education, Expanded Learning Division. We are required to engage in CQI- Continuous Quality Improvement, where we collect feedback from our program stakeholders.
The Fullerton School District partners with Community-Based Organizations such as the City of Fullerton Parks and Recreation and the Boys and Girls Club of Fullerton to offer ASES at specific school sites.
Students enrolled in ASES are encouraged to engage in a variety of experiences designed to support children and youth with extended learning opportunities and positive youth development, while in a safe and supportive environment.
- Academic Support (1 Hour):
- Homework Assistance
- Reading Time
- Supplemental support with core subjects
- Enrichment Opportunities (1 Hour):
- Hands-on and Project-Based
- Social-Emotional Learning
- STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math)
- Digital Wellness
- The ARTS!
- Outdoor Experiences (Sports, Games, and Team-Building)
- Clubs (Inspired by Youth Voice)
- In alignment with the Common Core Standards, Next Generation Science Standards, and the Quality Standards for CA Expanded Learning Programs.
- Supper (Nutritional Component):
- In partnership with the Fullerton School District Nutrition Services, all students receive a full meal.
- Parent & Family Engagement:
For quality assurance, all program elements are aligned with the