Thank you for your participation in the After School Education and Safety (ASES) Program. The ASES grant requires that programs stay open until 6 p.m. and operate for at least 15 hours per week. It is the intent of the Legislature that elementary students participate in the full hours of the program. [California Education Code 8483. (a) (1)] Every after school component of a program established pursuant to this article shall commence immediately upon the conclusion of the regular school day, and operate a minimum of 15 hours per week, and at least until 6 p.m. on every regular school day. Children may, however, leave the program early under conditions established by the program in advance and in writing. Please read our Early Release Policy for Acceptable conditions.