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To sign up for The Academies After School Programs, email us! Program staff will contact you to set up the billing or payment plan of your choice. Read on to learn more about our programs, fees, and payment options. 

Billing and Fees 


There is an annual registration fee of $5 per family

We offer a 20% discount on fees paid in advance. You can pay in advance in two ways:

  1. If you know you will need care on specific days or a specific number of days per week, sign up for the flat fee plan that suits your needs and set up automatic monthly payments from your checking account. View all Flat Fee Plans here.

  2. If you will need only occasional drop-in care, make a deposit to your account and your fees will be deducted at the discounted rate.  See daily program fees below in program descriptions.


Our program fees are on a sliding scale based on income and family size. Fee reduction is available to families who qualify upon request and verification. You must complete the application for Free and Reduced Lunch to qualify. Please contact the program coordinator if you'd like to request this option.

Sliding Scale Fee Reduction

If you opt to pay as you go, invoices will be emailed by the 15th of the following month and are due by the end of the month. Accounts more than 30 days past due are subject to late fees of $10 per month. 

You may pay your invoices in person by cash or check, use your checking account to pay online, or send a check by mail.

Make checks payable to
"The Academies"
PO BOX 1189
Visalia, CA 93279
SVA Office
Program Coordinator


Late pickup is subject to a $1 per minute charge (based on the school clock). This fee kicks in at 3:35 for Kinderbridge and 5:45 for Destination Exploration. Please pick up your students on time. 


Any date a student is signed in to either program will be billed at the daily rates. 


No fees will be pro-rated.

Program Coordinator


A care option separate from the primary programs will be offered on the minimum days immediately preceding Winter and Summer vacations.



Care is available on conference days. Please register in advance. Information about Conference Care will be released in the weeks prior to conferences. 

Hot lunch is not served on minimum days or conference days, so please send a sack lunch if your child will attend Minimum Day after care.