The Expanded Learning 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).
The NLMUSD's Expanded Learning Program (ASES Prep) believes that all students deserve quality and equitable learning opportunities. Their goal is to be an academic support system to schools and to students as well as to work with students in developing strong social-emotional skills. The program provides support through three components: common core curriculum, character building, and Community and Social Engagement.
The NLMUSD’s after school program supports closing the achievement gap in K-12 education as well as developing the skills to become responsible community members and life-long learners. This is accomplished through collaboration with all stakeholders: students, educators, families, and the greater community as well as through rigorous data-driven instruction, project-based learning, enrichment activities, social-emotional support, critical inquiry and exposure to higher education.