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Administrative Support Center for Expanded Learning Programs

SDCOE serves as the direct funded grantee for 200 county elementary and middle schools funded by the state's After School Education and Safety (ASES) Program, and 42 county high schools funded by the federal 21st Century After School Safety and Enrichment for Teens (ASSETs) program and nine 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) Programs.

On behalf of SDCOE, the Administrative Support Center (ASC) acts as the fiscal and reporting agent, as well as the liaison to the California Department of Education, for expanded learning programs in 30 districts and 29 charter schools.

The ASC supports programs through:

  • Grant and fiscal management services

  • Professional learning

  • Technical assistance through site visits and consultations

  • Grant applications and grant re-renewals

The mission of the ASC is to support after school teachers and providers to ensure high-quality programs while maintaining program integrity and grant compliance. 

The Expanded Learning Unit provides training and technical assistance to districts in the implementation of a variety of comprehensive programs designed to increase academic achievement by promoting positive behaviors and engaging students in learning, academic enrichment, and physical activity before and after school.