After School Programs

PEAK: Program Enrichment for After-School Kids
ASES: After-School Enrichment & Safety


PEAK & ASES are after-school partnerships that include the City of Ventura Department of Parks & Recreation, Ventura Unified School District and Ventura Police Activities League (PAL). PEAK was formed in 2002 to develop and implement an inclusive after school program for elementary and middle school children serving 630 kids per year. ASES programs began in schools in the fall of 2011. To enroll, please contact your school principal for site specific guidelines.
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To provide a safe and supervised after-school education, enrichment and recreation programs for students. After-school is a partnership including the City of Ventura, the Unified School District and the Ventura Police Activities League.


• Keep kids safe
• Improve academic achievement
• Give students choices and provide opportunities
• Provide recreational, cultural and enrichment activities
• Improve social development and self-esteem
• Provide leadership and character development opportunities

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• Provide a safe place on-campus for students
• Improve academic performance
• Increase school attendance and reduce school drop-outs
• Reduce the number of juvenile crimes and victims of crime, within the area, during the after-school time period.
• Provide a nutritional snack
• Provide recreational, cultural, wellness and enrichment activities
• Improve social development, self-esteem
• Provide leadership and character development opportunities

Portola Rec after school programs

PEAK Schools Served

Sheridan Way Elementary, E. P. Foster Elementary, Elmhurst Elementary, Westpark Community Center and Portola Elementary

ASES Schools Served

DeAnza Middle School, Montalvo Elementary and Lincoln Elementary

ASES Program Hours

• DeAnza Middle M, T, W, Th - 3:00-6:00 p.m. and Fri 1:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m.
• Montalvo M, T, Th, F - 2:25-6:00 p.m. and Wed 12:00-6:00 p.m.
• Lincoln M, T, W, Th - 2:25-6:00 p.m. and Fri 12:10-6:00 p.m.

Westpark After-School Program Hours

Westpark M-F- 2:30-6 pm

PEAK Program Hours

• Sheridan Way M, T, Th, F - 2:25-5:30 p.m. and Wed 1:00-5:30 p.m.
• E.P. Foster M, T, Th, F - 2:25-5:30 p.m. and Wed 1:00-5:30 p.m.
• Portola M, T, Th, F - 2:25-5:30 p.m. and Wed 12:30-5:30 p.m.
• Elmhurst M, T, W, Th - 2:20-5:30 p.m. and F 12:20-5:30 p.m.

PEAK/ASES Program Components

• Check-In
• Nutritional Snack and Supper
• Academics Homework/Enrichment
• Enrichment activities include Sports/Games – Sports Leagues - Art Programs - Martial Arts - Climbing Wall – Enrichment - Swim Lessons, Spelling Bee (2 per year) - Lights on After-School and Special Events
Students of the Year after school programs

Why Students Join PEAK & ASES

For the variety of exciting enrichment activities
Daily assistance with homework
Opportunities to be with friends and mentors
A daily nutritional snack/supper

Why Parents Support PEAK & ASES

A convenient, safe on-campus program
Affordable no cost program
Homework assistance
Daily structured activities
Trained staff

For More Information

For more information about either program please contact Mario Robinson,Youth Programs Supervisor, at 805-654-7807 or by email, Steven De Fratus, After-School Programs Coordinator, at 805/658-4748 or by email or Anita Diaz, Westpark Coordinator at 805-648-1895 or by email.