AFTER-SCHOOL ENRICHMENT PROGRAM (ASEP)
The After-School Enrichment Program (ASEP) provides programming for Pre-Kindergarten through 8th grade students beyond the regular school day. ASEP offers a safe, nurturing and enriching environment with a relaxed atmosphere and activity choices. Programming is designed to further the growth of children’s social skills and to support their academic achievement. Curriculum-correlated activities are planned daily to reinforce reading and math skills. There is time for talking with friends, playing games of strategy, physical and recreational activities and reading. Homework sessions are supervised and a snack is provided.
After-School Enrichment is offered at the sites listed below. CMS does not provide transportation home from ASEP. You may enroll your child at an ASEP site different from the school site he/she attends, but school bus transportation from school to the ASEP site will be provided only within the attendance boundary or magnet program boundary (if applicable) of your child’s school. Parents must complete the alternate stop request via the CMS Transportation website for approval. ASEP is open from school dismissal until 6 p.m. Program fees cover programming on all school days and all day on teacher workdays. ASEP also offers optional programming on days that are not school holidays during winter break and spring break. Daily fees for these optional days are $25 per student.
Before-School Care Program
Before-School Care is offered at some schools that begin their instructional day at 8:30 a.m. or later. Fees for this service are based on the hours of operation.
After-School Enrichment Summer Camp
After-School Enrichment Summer Camp is offered for eight weekly sessions in the summer at several school sites around the county. Current weekly fees of $150 are subject to increase for summer 2024.
There is a $47 family registration fee; a re-enrollment fee is charged anytime there is a break in service. ASEP’s fees for the 2023-2024 school year can be found on the ASEP website, https://cmsk12.org/asep, according to bell schedule and service options:
Full weekly fees are charged for school weeks with holidays. Before- School Care children have no additional fees for full-day programming on workdays. Winter and Spring Break (Optional Care): $25/day for students. A minimum enrollment of 24 families is required by August 1, 2023 for all programs to operate.
For More Information
The majority of CMS Pre-K, elementary and middle school After- School, Before-School and Summer-Enrichment programs are licensed by the North Carolina Division of Child Development and staffed at a ratio of one adult to 18 children or two adults to 25 children. Child Care Resources Inc. (704) 376-6697) can subsidize eligible families. Parents may call the ASEP Office at (980) 343-5567 for more information.