• The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools After School Enrichment Program (ASEP) provides a warm, caring environment beyond school hours where your children have the opportunity to play with school friends and do homework. Our ASEP facilities offer exciting activities which stimulate children to be healthier and happier.

    ASEP uses age-appropriate materials and equipment for students. Students spend out-of-school hours in safe and stimulating environments from the media center to the playground. Site coordinators, school administrators, and teachers work together to ensure the program supports learning during the school day by using the Common Core and Essential Standards curriculum. 

    Besides academic support, the ASEP program focuses on developing students' social skills. Program leaders are respectful and positive toward students, mindful of the importance of appropriate role models and encourage them to develop friendships and social skills. 

    The majority of our ASEP sites are licensed by the North Carolina Division of Child Development.

    Before School Care operates from 6:45 am until the first bell rings.

    Teacher Workdays. Full program day from 6:45  AM - 6:00 PM

    Early Release days are September 21, October 26 and December 7, 2022, February 8, and March 8, 2023 


    Important Information

    Early closing: On November 23, all ASEP and ACE programs will close at 2 p.m.

    Break site locations: Barnette, Cotswold, Irwin Ave., N.A.W.L., Piney Grove, Polo Ridge, Parkside, and River Oaks.

    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 the break if enrollment permits and if payment is made online. Proof of payment must be received prior to service being rendered.

    Online only payment options: ACH checks, Credit, Debit, and Prepaid cards accepted

    $47 family registration fee payable online at the time of online registration

    Late pick-up penalty $1.00 per minute

    Before School, After School, Pre-K, and Middle School programs require a minimum enrollment of 24 families by August 1 to operate in the 2021-2022 school year

    Pre-K ASEP is offered at Hickory Grove, Highland Mill, Trillium Springs, Park Road, and University Meadows. A minimum enrollment of 24 families is required by August 1 to operate in the 2022-2023 school year

    ASEP Summer Camps operate up to 8 sites each year for 8 weekly sessions.  Choice of school sites for breaks and summer rotates among the 100 as construction and maintenance schedules and other factors allow.



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Core Values

  • We believe in...

    • mutual respect.

    • supporting personal achievement.

    • quality programs that promote health and well-being.

    • programs that reflect the needs of our students and families.


    • Arts, music, drama and dance
    • Games and sports
    • STEAM activities
    • Technology
    • Literacy activities
    • Homework sessions
    • Math centers
    • Science experiments
    • Nutrition and fitness activities
    • Clubs