After-School Programs

PEAK: Program Enrichment for After-School Kids
ASES: After-School Education & 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.


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 Ventura 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

ObjectivesMock Council after school programs

• 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

PEAK Schools ServedPortola Rec after school programs

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

ASES Schools Served

Data 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 Assistance

• Enrichment Activities: Sports/Games – Sports Leagues - Art Programs - Martial Arts - Climbing Wall – Guest Speakers – Field Trips – Swim Lessons – Spelling Bee (2 per year) - Lights on After-School and Special Events

 •Physical Activity: Structured Games and Sports

Why Students Join PEAK & ASESStudents of the Year after school programs

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

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, Jamie Gill, After-School Programs Coordinator, at 805-658-4748 or by email or Anita Diaz, Westpark Coordinator at 805-648-1895 or by email.