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1.  How are students selected?
Students are selected in an equal opportunity lottery.

2.  If one of my children is selected in the lottery, are my remaining children automatically selected?
No.  However, siblings will be placed at the top of the waiting list for their grade levels.

3.  If my child is not selected, does he/she remain on the waiting list?
Yes, they will remain on the waiting list for the remainder of the school year. Periodically, space may become available in a grade and the next student on the waiting list is notified of the opening.

4.  Do you accept ESE, ESOL, and children with special needs?
Yes, providing the special needs can be met at Academy at the Farm.

5.  What time does school start and end?

Preschool

Arrival: Full Day Preschool/VPK with Wrap-around Program
The school’s hours of operation is from 7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. There is a 30-minute arrival window from
7:30 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. Children will not be permitted to enter prior to 7:30 am.
Dismissal: Full Day Preschool/VPK with Wrap-around Program Students must be picked up prior to 3:30 p.m. A per minute fee ($1 per minute) will be charged if your student has not been picked up by 3:30 p.m.


Arrival: VPK Half Day Program
The school’s hours of operations morning VPK program are from 7:55 a.m.– 11:00 a.m. As this is a
voluntary pre-k program and is subsidized by the state, students will not be permitted to enter prior to
7:55 a.m.
Dismissal: Half Day VPK Program Students must be picked up at 11:00 a.m. A per minute fee ($1 per minute) will be charged if your student has not been picked up at 11:00 a.m.


K-8
Arrival: School is in session from 8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Students should arrive no earlier than 7:00 a.m.
To ensure a positive beginning to the day, students should plan to be in their classrooms no later than
7:50 a.m.
Dismissal: 2:30 p.m. Students must be picked up no later than 3:00 p.m. or are subject to
becoming paying participants in the Extended Day Program. After 3:00, parents should report to the
main office to pick up their child. 

*Extended Day Program K- 8:
● Preschool does not provide an extended day program.
● The Extended Day Program is available Monday-Friday from 2:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. For pricing and further information, visit the www.academyatthefarm.com or call the school.


6.  Does AATF's calendar coincide with Pasco County School District's calendar?
Yes, AATF students have the same vacations as the other Pasco County Schools.

7.  What grades do you offer?
Academy at the Farm currently offers Kindergarten through 8th grade.
AATF Preschool serves age 3 through Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten.

8.  What is your enrollment school wide?
Our enrollment for Kindergarten through 8th grade is 728.

9.  What is the Dress Code?
The AATF uniform consists of an Academy at the Farm shirt (red, white or navy blue) purchased through the official school vendor and solid colored black, light tan (khaki), denim, or navy shorts, pants, skirts, or skorts.  Click here for more details.

10. What is the tuition cost? 
There is no tuition for Kindergarten through 8th grade. For Preschool (ages 3-4), the tuition is $620.00 per month.

The tuition for VPK Wrap-Around (full day from 7:30 am - 3:30 pm) costs $335.00 per month. There is no cost for VPK 3-hour class. 

      
10. If you have a student at preschool do I need to fill out apply again for the Lottery?
No, if you already have a student in preschool you will receive a VPK letter in the summer. 

11. When will I find out if my children will be invited to your school?

We use the waiting list throughout the school year to fill any available openings. You may be notified any time from April until May.
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