After School Enrichment Program

"Enriching Education through Exciting Experiences and Exploration"
The After School Enrichment Program provides a warm, caring environment beyond school hours where your children have the opportunity to play with school friends and get homework out of the way before the family sits down to dinner. ASEP offers exciting activities which stimulate children to be healthier and happier, including sports, art activities and computer exploration. After School Enrichment Programs operate in CMS schools, utilizing age-appropriate materials and equipment for students. From the media center to the playground, students spend out-of-school hours in safe and stimulating environments. Using a curriculum correlated with the Common Core and Essential Standards, ASEP Site Coordinators, school administrators and teachers work together to ensure their ASEP programs supplement the learning taking place during the school day.

Besides academic support, the ASEP program focuses on the development of students’ social skills. To see After School at a glance click on the ASEP Fact Sheet. Program leaders are respectful and positive toward students, mindful of the importance of appropriate role models. Students are encouraged to develop friendships with schoolmates that for some will last many years.

New in 2015-2016:

  • Parkside Elementary, Lawrence Orr Elementary, Oakhurst Elementary, Starmount Academy and Newell Elementary- New Before and After School programs; Pending enrollment
  • Early Closing:  December 31st (New Year's Eve) and May 27, 2016 all ASEP and ACE programs will close at 2:00 PM
  • Break Site Locations: Bain, Ballantyne, Cornelius, Croft Community, E. E. Waddell, Mountain Island, Myers Park Traditional, and Reedy Creek
  • Optional Break Care:  Registration is on a first come, first served basis.  Enrollment cannot exceed staffing as ratios must be maintained. Families may register during break if enrollment permits and if payment is made on-line. Proof of payment must be received prior to service being rendered.

  • $25 Registration Fee-payable on-line at time of on-line registration or by attaching a check or money order to paper registrations mailed to our office 

  • Late Pick Up Penalty $1.00 per minute
  • On-line Payment Options

  • Before School, After School, Pre-K, and Middle School programs require a minimum enrollment of 20 families by August 10th to operate in the 2015-2016 school year

  • Pre-K ASEP offered at Hickory Grove, Highland Mill, Long Creek, Park Road, Piney Grove, and University Meadows-a minimum enrollment of 20 families is required by August 10th to operate in the 2015-2016 school year

Students in the ASEP program participate in:

  • arts and music
  • games and sports
  • drama and dance classes
  • STEM activities
  • technology
  • literacy activities
  • homework sessions
  • math centers
  • science experiments
  • nutrition & fitness activities
  • clubs … and more!

After School Enrichment Program sites are licensed by the North Carolina Division of Child Development.