Attendance Policy

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In order to provide quality child care services to our families, we ask that children attend the program daily, or as per the contracted hours. Children arriving at the Academy after 10:00 am will not be admitted unless prior arrangements have been made with the administration or a medical reason. Children that have extended absences due to illness, vacation, or other reasons must inform the program in writing prior to the absence. 

VPK Attendance

VPK is from 8:30am-12:00pm at no cost to the parent or caregiver. If your child is VPK ONLY then your child can not arrive any earlier than 9:00am and can not stay past 12:00am. If your child is here before or after VPK hours then you will be charged $1 per minute. If your child is VPK EXTENDED then you will pay the extended day fee that is located on the price sheet.

Excused Absences

If your child is absent, the tuition remains the same. After three months of enrollment, full-time students will be allowed 10 days per year of vacation time which tuition is not charged (January 1st through December 31st ), taken one full week per six month periodthat you may use for vacation days. If in the event that the child(ren) are out sick and the doctor’s note requires them to be out for 2 or more consecutive days tuition cost is then cut in half. When you sign your child’s enrollment form, you are signing for regular weekly attendance at our center. You may not make modifications to your daily attendance pattern without the permission of the Director.

In the event of withdrawal from the center, you agree to give Apopka Child Academy at least two (2) weeks advance written notice prior to the withdrawal of your child. The obligation of fees and tuition will continue until the last day of such notice given to Apopka Child Academy. Vacation time cannot be used as payment for the two week notice period. Please understand that our staff planning is based on enrollment patterns.

Unexcused Absences

  • Family vacations.
  • Non-Medical appointments.
  • Babysitting.
  • Absence for any other reason that does not meet the criteria of an excused absence.
  • A student who is absent from school without notice.

Student’s Responsibilities

To attend school daily, on time and participate fully. The student who has been absent has the responsibility for securing and completing make-up assignments. The class work must be made up within a specific time period equaling one day make-up per one day absence. In case of a pre-arranged absence, the class work is due the day the student returns to school. All work not made up within the time limit will be graded zero.