As the flagship program of the Daly City Partnership, the After School Academic Program (ASAP) division has been supporting student achievement at Daly City schools since 1995. ASAP’s primary mission is to increase the number of students who are reading proficiently by third grade (a major indicator of future school success). Small group literacy tutoring is provided by credentialed and student teachers at 18 elementary schools in Daly City and South San Francisco. Homework centers are available on selected campuses to students referred for assistance with academic concepts and homework completion.
The ASAP team also coordinate after school enrichment classes for both elementary and middle schools. Some of the subjects explored or mastered include:
- Fine arts
- Performing arts
- Instrumental music
- Math, and much more.
(NOTE: Some classes are provided to select grades or the entire student body for a fee.)
During the Summer, the ASAP team produces transitional “Kick Off to Kindergarten” classes for incoming 5 year olds registered for Kindergarten in the fall. These 2 to 4 week summer programs give priority registration to children who have had little or no preschool, or who are English language learners. Some classes are offered for a small fee, including the Kinder Camp held at Our Second Home. In addition, ASAP sponsors summer bridge programs for incoming 1st graders, and summer STEM and Math programs for middle school students.
ASAP also partners with the Jefferson and South San Francisco school districts and PTAs to produce Parent Education and Family Engagement programs, such as the J. Russell Kent Award winning Family Literacy and Health Fair, held each spring. This free event attracts over 1,000 attendees for fun family entertainment, free lunch, giveaway books, raffles and brings together local Daly City resources such as the fire department, libraries, dance and sporting groups, hospitals and children’s organizations.
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