Prince Avenue Christian School offers quality Before and After School Programs. This program allows PACS families to choose the option that best meets their needs.
After School Program
PACS contracts with the Athens YWCO in the operation of the After School program. The YWCO is a non-profit community agency based on Christian values whose mission is promoting healthy lifestyles. The YWCO’s objective is to offer programs that increase self-confidence, build character, develop physical fitness and encourage academic development. With programs that also serve four other schools in Oconee County, the YWCO is honored and excited to also serve the students and families at Prince Avenue in 2019-2020.
- The program is available for students Kindergarten through 8th grade.
- There are daily rates available as well as monthly plans. Charges are included on the family’s monthly financial statement through FACTS.
- All programs are offered Monday through Friday when school is in session.
Before School Program
There is no registration for the Before School Program. Attendance is taken at the door, and FACTS accounts are charged based upon attendance.
Students are allowed to arrive at school between 7:00-7:45 under the supervision of the Before School Program. Students may be dropped off at the gym where they will be supervised in a non-structured setting until the 7:45 bells rings. At that time, students in pre-k through first grade are escorted to their classrooms by one of the program assistants, and students in second grade and above are dismissed to walk directly to their classrooms where they are received by their teachers and supervised until the 8:10 bell rings signaling the beginning of the school day.
Extended Day Program
Students enrolled in the PACS Pre-K Program are allowed to remain at school from 12:00 (the end of the Pre-K day) until 3:10 (the end of dismissal for lower school) if they are at least five years old. Students participating in this program should bring lunch from home each day.
To allow families more flexibility, PACS is offering a weekly pricing plan for our before, extended day (pre-k only), and after-school programs (Kindergarten through 8th grade only). With this change, families are no longer required to commit to a particular level of attendance. Instead, a tiered pricing structure will be charged based on a student’s attendance each week. Our goal is to encourage program participation by allowing families to pay for services only as they are utilized. The monthly billing option has been discontinued.
Attendance charges will be calculated based on a Monday – Friday week. These charges will be posted to a family’s FACTS account on a weekly basis using the following rates:
|wdt_ID||Days||Before School (7 AM – 7:45 AM)||After School Pick-up (by 4:30 PM)||After School Pick-up (by 6 PM)||Extended Day (12 PM – 3 PM)|
|1||1 Day / Week||6||19||29||19|
|2||2 Days / Week||12||20||40||38|
|3||3 Days / Week||15||27||55||52|
|4||4 Days / Week||18||34||65||62|
|5||5 Days / Week||20||40||72||70|
Late pick-up charges are $10 for every quarter-hour beyond 6:00 pm.
Students remaining at PACS for the afterschool program on early dismissal days should bring their own lunch as the cafeteria is closed.