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Blast - Ases

Ruby Garcia – Account Clerk

(909) 398-0609 x41004

Site Contacts

Chaparral BLAST

(909) 398-0305 x41608

Teacher: Candice Potter


Condit BLAST

(909) 398-0300 x41620

Teacher: TBA 


Mtn. View BLAST

(909) 398-0308 x41610

Teacher: Gidget McNeely


Oakmont BLAST

(909) 398-0313 x41630

Teacher: Jackie Killam


Sumner BLAST

(909) 398-0320 x41609

Teacher: Corrine Southall 


Sycamore BLAST

(909) 398-0324 x41629

Teacher: Suzan Ahmed 


Vista del Valle ASES

(909) 398-0331 x41505

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 provide 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. 

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. ASES is open 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 program environment is structured to reflect the needs, interests and capabilities of children five to twelve years of age. Children have the opportunity to choose from a wide variety of developmentally appropriate enrichment activities which include recreation and games, arts and crafts, and more.  The program also offers homework time and free time for children to pursue their own interests in a safe and positive environment. A nutritional snack is provided daily by Nutrition Services.



  • Provide a safe, supportive and active learning environment
  • Support the needs of working families
  • Provide learning that is active, collaborative, and meaningful
  • Support the exploration of interests and creativity
  • Promote respect and appreciation for diversity.
  • Support students’ physical and social skills
  • Foster high expectations for all participants.