asap program

After School Advantage Program
About the Program

Program Statements
The purpose of the ASAP is to provide a safe, educational, structured, fun after school program to students in elementary school. ASAP is open to any student attending the school where the program is conducted. Give Every Child A Chance received a federal grant that requires us to offer three components: Homework
Assistance/Support; Enrichment Activities and Recreation/Physical Education. Program components can vary in length depending upon the site.  

Academic Assistance
The academic component is designed to assist the student with their daily homework assignments and provide them with an academic alternative once they have completed their schoolwork. Students work in a group setting with staff (in some
cases volunteers) offering guidance when requested. ASAP staff also communicate with teachers to provide additional support for our students’ academic needs. (The ASAP academic component is not part of the GECAC TEACH mentor tutor
program.) 

 Enrichment Activities

 The goal of the enrichment component is for ASAP staff to provide a variety of fun learning opportunities for students. Our staff work hand in hand with the school personnel to provide enrichment activities that extend the regular school day and align with the Common Core and the Quality Standards for After School Learning. Activities may include Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (S.T.E.A.M) projects, Health Education, Project Based Learning, Character Building, Art, Clubs, Social-Emotional Learning, guest speakers/instructors, and drama productions. These activities also present opportunities for parents to be involved with the program by sharing their specialties with groups of students.

Recreation / Physical Education

Physical activities are an important part of ASAP because we know it generates energy for a child’s body and brain, thus creating learning that is more effective. Activities include state-approved curriculums CATCH, SPARK and Soccer for Success, organized games, clinics, tournaments, exercises, etc. All recreation and physical education
activities are aligned with the California state standards. Appropriate warm-up activities precede any physical activity
and proper attention is given to health and safety.

 

Enrollment Requirments
STUDENT INFORMATION  NEEDED ON APPLICATION

  • School Name (current school of enrollment)
  • Student 7 Digit I.D. Number (lunch number)
  • Student Date of Birth (month, day, year)
  • Student Grade Level

The child must be registered at one of the following schools: o   August Knodt Elementary School o   Sequoia Elementary School o   Shasta Elementary School o   Nile Garden Elementary School o   Great Valley Elementary School o   George Komure Elementary School o   Golden West Elementary School o   Lincoln  Elementary School o   Lathrop Elementary School o   French Camp Elementary School o   Banta Elementary School Medical Condition Information Emergency Contact Information (i.e. phone numbers for at least 2 persons, other than yourself, permitted to sign in/out your child or contact in case of an emergency) Application Processing Fee: A nonrefundable application fee of $10.00 is due at the time of registration and will be applied to your child’s first month of the program.

How to Register
Complete a registration packet for each child. Options for submittal of completed registration and payment: 1.     Take the printed copy to the administration office (322 Sun West Place Manteca) and pay with a charge card, cash, or money order. No checks will be accepted. 2.     Take the printed copy to the afterschool site (to the Academic Manager).   To pay, you must use a credit or debit card.  ABSOLUTELY no cash or checks will be accepted. 3.     You may fax in your registration form to 823-6255 and call the office 823-6222 to make an over the phone charge to your credit card. 4.     You may come into the GECAC Program Office (322 Sun West Place, Manteca, CA) to receive a hard copy of a registration form.
Registration Confirmation
Confirmation will be sent to the email address provided on the registration form.  If no e-mail address is provided, a confirmation will be received via a telephone call. EDITING A SUBMITTED REGISTRATION Updating your contact information is very important, but must be done by contacting the GECAC Administration office (322 Sun West Place, Manteca, CA (209) 825-7003.
Waiting List
All students will be processed by the date the application was/is received!  No exceptions.  In case the program at your child’s school is full, and we are unable to place your student in program immediately, he/she will be placed on our waiting list until space becomes available. WE DO NOT GUARANTEE PLACEMENT WILL BE MADE!
Fee Schedule
  • The cost to attend the Give Every Child A Chance after school program is $30 a month per child, or paid at one time, $225 for the school year (August through May); a savings of $25, with a family cap of $70.00. There is an onetime (nonrefundable) application-processing fee of $10.00. The application fee will be applied to your child’s first month of the program. Fees must be paid in advance prior to attending each month.

    There are no pro-rates for partial months or starting after the first of the month.

DISCIPLINE If your child is suspended or removed from the program for any disciplinary reason, there will be no refunds for monies already paid for the program.  If your child returns the following month there will be no pro-rating for charges.

What is Asap?
The purpose of the ASAP is to provide a safe, structured, fun after school program to students in elementary school. ASAP is open to any student attending the school where the program is conducted. Give Every Child A Chance received a federal grant that requires us to offer three components: Homework Assistance/Support; Enrichment Activities and Recreation/Physical Education. Program components can vary in length depending upon the site.
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What Happens At Program 

(MORE DETAILS UNDER “ABOUT THE PROGRAM”)

Homework Assistance/Support

Homework Assistance/Support

Staff encourages students to be as independent as possible and responsible for getting their work done. Students work in a group setting with staff (in some cases volunteers) offering guidance when requested. ASAP does not guarantee that all homework will be completed.
Enrichment Activities

Enrichment Activities

Activities may include arts & crafts, games, science, technology, engineering, and math (S.T.E.M.) projects, health education, field trips, guest speakers/instructors, drama productions, music, and more!
Recreation / Physical Education

Recreation / Physical Education

Activities can include basketball, low-organized games, free play, clinics, tournaments, exercises, etc. All recreation and Physical Education activities are aligned with the California State Standards.

CLUBS IN ASAP

Girl Scouts

Sports

Running

Art

Cooking

Reading

Multicultural

Steam

Garden

The GECAC After School Program at Golden West has benefited my children tremendously. My son, Giovanni, has made a huge turn with his behavior and grades. My daughter, Alanah, has become a leader and helper to her peers. Both of my children have been in the program for almost 3 years and grown in many ways. In the past, Gio would get easily distracted which resulted in his work being incomplete. Although he still may have his moments, the staff at the program have really helped him focus. Every day both of my kids come home with their homework complete. Alanah has grown to take initiative and help others around her. She also enjoys being able to help staff with any tasks they need help with. As a parent who works full time I truly appreciate this program and all the things, the staff has done for my family.
Parent Testimony

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asap role

ASAP is not designed to, and will never replace the role of the teacher or parents. Our job is to assist, support, and provide an alternative for children and their families during the critical period directly after school. 

August Knodt

Nicole Davidson
ndavidson@gecac.net
209-456-4774

Banta

Monica Ortiz
mortiz@gecac.net
209-456-2417

French Camp

Priscilla Anguiano
pfernandez@gecac.net
209-456-1861

George Komure

Shayla Johnson
sjohnson@gecac.net
209-456-7011

Golden West

Blanca Soria
bsoria@gecac.net
209-456-1406

Great Valley

Natalie Diaz
ndiaz@gecac.net
209-456-1868

Lathrop

Jazmen Delgado
jdelgado@gecac.net
209-456-1392

Lincoln

Nicole Greco
ngreco@gecac.net
209-456-4967

Nile Garden

Brenda Castaneda
becastaneda@gecac.net
209-456-4816

Sequoia

Stephany Hernandez
shernandez@gecac.net
209-456-2240

Shasta

Sheila Vieyra
sveyra@gecac.net
209-456-1960

RiTechA

Mary Ruiz
mruiz@gecac.net
209-456-1871

STEAM Academy

Andrea Platt
aplatt@gecac.net
209-346-1576