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Blast - Ases

Ruby Garcia – Account Clerk

(909) 398-0609 x41004

Site Contacts

Chaparral BLAST

(909) 398-0305 x. 41608

Teacher: Candice Potter


Condit BLAST

(909) 398-0300 x. 41620

Teacher: Elisa Castro


Mtn. View BLAST

(909) 398-0308 x. 41610

Teacher: Gidget McNeely


Oakmont BLAST

(909) 398-0313 x. 41630

Teacher: Jackie Killam


Sumner BLAST

(909) 398-0320 x. 41609

Teacher: Corrine Southall 


Sycamore BLAST

(909) 398-0324 x. 41629

Teacher: Suzan Ahmed 


Vista del Valle ASES

(909) 398-0331 x. 55018

Teacher: Kaci Mickelsen 

Expanded Learning Programs

expanded learning

Welcome to the Claremont Unified School District Child Development Expanded Learning Program! It is our pleasure and privilege to share in the continuous growth and development of your school age child.  

The CUSD Expanded Learning Programs, better known as BLAST and ASES provides before and after school care to children in grades TK - 6th at each of the seven elementary school sites within the district. 

The Best Learning After School Time (BLAST) program is a self-supported tuition based program. Parents pay tuition fees to cover all the costs incurred for this program.  The program provides care Monday-Friday on all regular school days from 7:00 a.m. until school begins and again after school until 6:00 p.m. A daily healthy snack is provided during the after school BLAST program in alignment with the National School Lunch Program.

A full day BLAST program is offered at selected school sites during spring break, and summer vacation at an additional cost. Seasonal programs are contingent upon enrollment and are not a guaranteed offering. 

The After School Community Education and Safety (ASES) Program is a state-subsidized program that is available only to students attending Vista del Valle Elementary School. Families attending the ASES program at Vista pay a flat monthly family fee and are required to attend the program Monday-Friday from the end of school until 6:00 p.m. Homeless youth, as defined by the Federal McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act (42.U.S.C. Sec 11434a) a child who is in foster care or children who are eligible for free or reduced price meals are not charged a fee.


The purpose of the BLAST/ASES program is to provide a safe, supportive and active learning environment for elementary school age children before and/or after the regular school day hours. The program environment is structured to reflect the needs, interests and capabilities of children five to twelve years of age. All locations are well equipped and arranged to accommodate children individually, as well as small and large groups. Children have the opportunity to choose from a wide variety of developmentally appropriate enrichment activities which include recreation and games, arts and crafts, tennis instruction and a variety of academically related activities in the areas of language/literacy, science, math, history, technology and music. The program also offers homework time and free time for children to pursue their own interests in a safe and positive environment.

Program Goals

The main goals of the BLAST/ASES program are to:

  • Provide a Safe, Supportive and Active Learning Environment
  • Support the Needs of Working Families
  • Provide Learning that is Active, Collaborative, and Meaningful
  • Support Mastery and Expand Horizons
  • Support the Exploration of Interests and the Development of Skills and Creativity
  • Promote Respect and Appreciation for Diversity.  Improve Students’ Physical and Social Skills
  • Foster High Expectations for all Participants.