The Academy's Extended Day program provides a safe environment for registered and drop-in students to participate in free play, special activities and supervised homework from dismissal until 6:00 p.m. each day school is in session.
Additionally, each semester specialized After-School Programs are offered. These include classes like chess, sports, robotics, art, and more!
- Lower School (Pre-K to 4th grade) - $1,800
- Middle School (5th to 8th grade) - $1,600
Payment frequency corresponds to tuition payments (annual, semester, monthly). Students may register by semester.
- Lower School (Pre-K to 4th grade) - $8/hour (not more than $24/day on normal dismissal days)
- Middle School (5th to 8th grade) - $7/hour (not more than $21/day on normal dismissal days)
Drop-ins are available on an emergency basis only. When using the drop-in service, please email your child(ren)'s teacher and firstname.lastname@example.org to inform the school that your child(ren) will be attending Extended Day.
Early dismissals are no longer covered by annual registrations.
- Pre-paid registrants will be $35
- Students who do not register and pay in advance will be billed hourly. They will need to pack a lunch and will not be able to participate in additional activities.
Will my child(ren) have playtime?
Yes, we strongly believe our students need time to stretch their limbs and have some fun. We will provide play time inside or outside, weather permitting.
Will my child(ren) have time to complete their homework?
Yes, each grade level is provided time and space to work on homework assignments. We also have assistants and volunteers to help guide students that may need additional help on assignments. If your student(s) does not have any homework, he or she will participate in quiet time, using the time to read, color, or take part in additional quiet activities provided in Extended Day. No outside activities will be allowed.
What will my child(ren) do if they do not have any homework?
Each student will be provided an opportunity to read, color, or participate in quiet activities while other students finish snacks and homework.
Are electronics allowed?
Since Extended Day is an extension of the school day, we will continue with school rules. School-issued devices will be allowed upon adult approval. Phones will be checked in at the beginning of Extended Day and may be received once signed out. Middle school students will receive their phones at 5:30 p.m. daily. If you need to reach your child before then, please call the school.
Can my child(ren) bring their own toys to play with during Extended Day?
No, toys will not be allowed at Extended Day. If toys are brought to Extended Day, your student will be asked to put them in his or her backpack and not bring them back. If a student continues to bring toys or outside activities to Extended Day, the staff will contact the parents to make them aware and alert administration when needed. Daily supplies from home are the exception (pencils, crayons, erasers, scissors, glue stick).
Is a snack offered or should I pack my child(ren) their own?
One pre-packaged snack is provided daily; the student and parent may decide if they would like to pack a specific snack or additional snack for their child.
What kind of activities will my child(ren) be doing?
Every child in grades pre-K-4th grade will participate in homework, enrichment time, and individual activity sheets. Each Friday we offer a variety of games in lieu of an activity or homework to all grade levels. Students in 5th-8th grades are provided homework and social time as well as outside playtime.
When is the best time to pick up my child(ren)?
All students must be picked up by 6:00 p.m., but pick-up may begin at 3:30 p.m.
How do I pick up my child(ren) from Extended Day?
Pick-up will occur on North Drive; enter through Bayshore Blvd., and proceed to North Dive. Use PikMyKid to alert the school you have arrived, and stay in your car. Extended Day staff will bring your child(ren) to the car.
In severe weather (heavy downpour, lightning), we will keep pick-up at North Drive, located at the awning for safety. View a map here.
I cannot make it to pick-up. Can I send someone else?
Yes, the person you send to pick up must be on your Emergency Medical and Pick-up Authorization form with the school. Please add them to your PikMyKid permissions so they can pick up appropriately.
How much does Extended Day cost?
Please refer to Extended Day’s price breakdown on the prior tab.
Who will be watching my child(ren) during Extended Day?
The Extended Day staff includes the Extended Day coordinator, assistants, and AHN volunteer students. All personnel have been equipped with the necessary items to be successful in supervising your children.
My child(ren) had an issue at Extended Day. Who should I contact?
Please contact Auxiliary Coordinator Matthew Hampson at email@example.com.
How do I enroll my child(ren) for Extended Day?
Please email Courtney Franks at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Can my child use drop-in care if we did not register for a semester or annual Extended Day plan?
Families that did not register for a semester or annual Extended Day plan within their contract may still use drop-in care. To RSVP, please email both email@example.com and your child’s homeroom teacher.
How do I pay for Extended Day if my child is a Drop-in?
Students who attend Extended Day and are not enrolled in the program are considered drop-ins. These students are billed at the end of the month for each time they attend Extended Day through FACTS, the program used to pay your tuition. You will receive a statement if a charge has been placed on your account.
How do I reach my child during Extended Day?
If you need to reach a child during Extended Day, please call the school at 813-839-5371.
What should my child bring with him/her each day?
We are suggesting your child bring the following in a pencil pouch for their personal daily use: pencils, crayons, erasers, scissors, glue stick. We will provide these items daily in the event your child does not have them.
If you'd like to register for Extended Day for the 2022-2023 school year, please contact Courtney Franks at firstname.lastname@example.org.