The Academies

An enriching after-school program for students ages Preschool through 5th Grade.

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The Academies

The First Academy’s The Academies is an all-encompassing after-school program that includes team sports and sports clinics, performing and fine arts classes, as well as enrichment classes for students ages Preschool through 5th Grade. The Academies is designed to offer students exposure to a wide variety of activities and experiences throughout their time in Lower School.

“After school programs support social, emotional, cognitive, and academic development, reduce risky behaviors, promote physical health, and provide a safe and supportive environment for children.”

The majority of The Academies sports and classes are offered after school in four yearly sessions with advanced registration.

Session 1: August 22, 2022 – October 1, 2022

Session 2: October 10, 2022 – November 18, 2022

Session 3: January 23, 2023 – March 3, 2023

Session 4: March 20, 2023 – April 28, 2023

Each program will include one practice or class per week and will be approximately one hour in length, beginning after the school day ends. Please note that some sports will have an additional day for practice or games. The Academies also has year-long dance and choir programs. Additional sports clinics, typically led by our Varsity TFA Coaches, will be added throughout the year before or after the sessions listed above. An enrollment fee is required for all students registering.

If you would like to be involved in The Academies or would like to recommend an instructor, please contact Corey Wall, Auxiliaries Program Manager, at coreywall@thefirstacademy.org.

Registration

Registration for The Academies will be held online using the Camp Brain registration website: http://tfaacademies.campbrainregistration.com

Please note that if you have previously used a Camp Brain account, you may use the same login for your child(ren) and their information will be stored. Registration will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Courses will be closed when capacity is reached, and a waitlist will be in place. Capacity for sports may be limited based on availability of practice space and coach availability. After registration, families will be contacted as to their specific class(es).

Fees

Fees for The Academies must be paid as listed in the online registration form. The fees are set for all students, staff/non-staff.

Refund Policy

The student will receive a full refund less expenses incurred (processing fee) if withdrawing from a program offering a week prior to the first session of a class or sport. No refunds will be made after this date. If a student is asked to leave the sport or course for disciplinary reasons no refund will be permitted.

Cancellation & Withdrawal

The First Academy reserves the right to cancel any program for which there is insufficient enrollment. The designated participation

maximum is listed under the course description. All fees will be refunded in the event that the course minimum is not met. This application is made with the understanding that The First Academy reserves the right to request withdrawal of any student whose conduct, influence, attendance, or progress is regarded as undesirable or unsatisfactory, or who fails to conform to rules and regulations.

Dress Code

Students may stay in their TFA school uniforms for all programs unless instructed otherwise by the course instructor/coach.