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Extended Learning Programs

Morning Academy and Extended Learning are for children in PreK through 8th grades.

Morning Academy

Center City PCS’s Morning Academy program is a fee-based, structured morning intervention academy. Morning Academy operates Monday-Friday with a start time of 7:00AM. Students can be dropped off anytime between 7:00-7:30AM. The 7:30AM cut-off ensures that all participants will receive at least 30 minutes of academic programming including homework help, morning energizers, and time to utilize our online interventions.

Extended Learning

The fee-based Center City PCS Extended Learning program operates from 4:00-6:00PM Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday and from 2:30-6:00PM on Wednesdays. The focus is on hands-on, interactive, and academically based activities. Students will have a minimum of 120 minutes of dedicated homework time per week during the program.

Extended Day FAQ’s

Who is eligible for Morning Academy and Extended Learning?
Morning Academy and Extended Learning is for their children in PreKindergarten through 8th grades.

What are the hours/days of operation?
Morning Academy operates Monday through Friday from 7:00-8:30AM. Students may be dropped off anytime between 7:00-7:30AM. Students may NOT be dropped off or left outside the building earlier than 7:00AM. Doing so may result in a report to Child and Family Services Agency (CFSA) or dismissal from Morning Academy. Students who arrive to Morning Academy after 7:30AM will not be admitted into the program; therefore, it is the responsibility of the parent to make alternate morning care arrangements for their child if they miss the 7:30AM cut off. Extended Learning operates Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 4:00- 6:00PM and on Wednesdays from 2:30-6:00PM.

What happens if I cannot pick up my child from Extended Learning by 6:00PM?
Families who do not pick up their child from Extended Learning by 6:00PM will be charged $2/per minute/child for every minute after 6:00PM that their child remains in Extended Learning. This rule will be strictly enforced. Failure to pay all late pickup fees during the billing cycle they were incurred will result in your child’s dismissal from the program until payment is made. Pick-ups after 6:15PM may result in a report to Child and Family Services Agency (CFSA), and after a 3rd late pick-up, your child may be dismissed from the program until the subsequent school year.

Why is homework time only 30-60 minutes per day?
We believe that homework completion should be a shared effort between Extended Learning staff and parents. Typically, students in grades PK-2nd receive 15 to 30 minutes of homework assigned to them daily, and 3rd-6th grade students typically receive 30 to 75 minutes of homework assigned to them daily. Most students are able to complete at least half of their homework during the 30 to 60 minutes of homework time during Extended Learning.

When is the monthly fee for Extended Day programs due?
Payment for each extended day program is due on the 16th of every month. Failure to submit payment on time will result in suspension of services until a payment is made or your child losing their spot in the program to a family on our Extended Day waitlist. No refunds or credits will be issued if the child cannot participate in the program during the month including, but not limited to, non-participation for absences, discipline, or withdrawal.

If a child who is not participating due to non-payment arrives at Morning Academy, CFSA will be called. If a child who is not participating due to non-payment arrives at Extended Learning, the student will be sent to the school office and CFSA will be called if the student is not picked up within 30 minutes.

What is the cost for Extended Learning?
Please check with the Central Office at 202-589-0202 for the updated fee schedule.

Is there a sibling discount for extended day?
If your child attends an extended day program full time (Monday-Friday), a twenty percent (20%) discount is offered for each additional child from your immediate family who enrolls in a full time program.

What forms of payment are accepted for Center City PCS Extended Day programs?
Center City PCS accepts all major credit cards and bank account payments via Tuition Express. No cash, checks, money orders or cashier checks are accepted under any circumstances.

Does Center City PCS accept child care subsidy vouchers as payment for extended day programs?
No. Center City PCS currently subsidizes the program for all families ourselves, which is reflected in our pricing.

Can my student register for Extended Day programs only on certain days?
You may elect for your child to attend Extended Learning only on Wednesday at a cost of $45/month. Otherwise, registration is for the entire month. There are no drop-ins, and costs are not prorated for any reason.

How do I enroll my student in Extended Day programs?
All families interested in participating in Extended Day programs must submit the registration form, Tuition Express Form, and the monthly fee for the upcoming month by the 16th of the preceding month. Registration and Tuition Express Forms are available at the main office of your campus.

Families only need to complete the registration form once during the school year, however, you are responsible for making the monthly payment, on-time, every month to maintain your child’s placement in the program.

How do I remove my child from an Extended Day program?
Families who wish to discontinue their child’s participation in any Extended Day program must submit a cancellation form to the campus main office (hours: 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.) by the 16th of the month preceding the month that they would like to cancel (i.e. in order to cancel services for October, the cancellation form must be submitted by September 16th) to prevent billing for the upcoming month. Families who do not submit a cancellation form by the 16th will be billed for the upcoming month regardless of whether their child attends the program or not. Cancellation forms are available above.

Is there still Morning Academy and Extended Learning if school is closed, delayed, or dismissed early?
Morning Academy and Extended Learning are not provided when there are school closures or holidays.

For delayed starts, Morning Academy will not operate but Extended Learning will operate. Extended Learning is not provided when there are early school closures due to weather or emergencies.

Do you offer breakfast or snack?
Morning Academy does not offer breakfast. Breakfast is offered at the beginning of the regular school day. Extended Learning offers a snack for all students once a day.

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