When School is In

Foundations After-School Academy

Dates: Monday, August 21, 2017 – Friday, June 1, 2018
Fun-filled, educational program for children, who are in 1st–8th grade.

Foundations Academy for 1st–8th Grade will be offered at the following locations:

  • Albert “Ray” Massey Recreation Center, 1001 NW 34th Street, 352-334-2186
  • Clarence R. Kelly Community Center, 1701 NE 8th Avenue, 352-334-2185
  • Eastside Community Center, 2841 East University Avenue, 352-334-2714
  • Porters Community Center, 512 SW 2nd Avenue, 352-334-3366 

Thank you for choosing Foundations Academy for your child's after-school enrichment program. A foundation is an underlying basis, principle or groundwork for something. At Foundations Academy, our staff strives to lay the groundwork for success by creating an atmosphere where students, parents, staff and community members work together to create and inspirational and safe place for students to learn and grow. 

Parent Information Packet

Transportation is not provided for this program. 

Program Hours: Monday through Friday, 2:00–6:00 pm.

Current Weekly Fees: City Residents*: $18.50: Non-City Residents: $27.50. *Proof of residency (GRU Bill or Voter ID card) is required at the time of registration. Prices as of October 1, 2017.

Please note: there is no after-school program on city-recognized holidays.

Scholarship Information:
Full scholarships are available for families that qualify through the School Board of Alachua County (SBAC) for free or reduced lunch. Families can also qualify through the City of Gainesville Family Application for Reduced Fees. Here are the links for the Application and the Florida Income Eligibility Guidelines. You can request proof of free or reduced lunch through your child’s school by calling the SBAC’s Food Service Office at (352) 955-7539.

For additional information, please contact our Administrative Office by email , in person:  306 NE 6th Avenue, Thomas Center Bldg B, 3rd Floor.  or call us at 352-334-5067.
New Hours: Monday–Friday, 8:00 am–5:00 pm.

Foundations Academy will not provide programming the following City Holidays. You will need to make alternate arrangements for childcare:
  • Maintenance: Monday, August 14–Friday, August 18
  • Labor Day: Monday, September 4
  • Veterans Day: Friday, November 10
  • Thanksgiving Holiday: November 23–24
  • Christmas Holiday: December 25–26
  • New Year’s Day: Monday, January 1
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day: Monday, January 15
  • Memorial Day: Monday, May 28

Online Registration

or Download Registration Form

Foundations Academy will not provide regular programming the following dates but select one of the following options:

OUT OF SCHOOL DAYS: The Gainesville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department offers all day activities for days the schools are closed.

2017 Dates:

  • Friday, October 6
  • Friday, October 20
  • Monday, November 20–Wednesday, November 22

2018 Dates:

  • Tuesday, January 2
  • Monday, April 2
Fees per day: $6.00* for Residents, $9.25 for Non-City Residents. Prices as of October 1, 2017.
*Proof of residency required (GRU bill or voter registration).

The Gainesville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department offers themed camps based on school breaks throughout the year. Winter Break and Spring Break Camp prices are $52.50* Residents, $78.50 Non-City Residents. Prices as of October 1, 2017.
  • Winter Break: December 20–22 and December 27–29
    Dec. 18 and Dec. 19 are FLEX Days for the SBAC and can be used to make up days for hurricanes or other emergencies. If these days are used, there will be no prorated fees for Winter Break Camp for the FLEX days. A total of 9 days of care are included or 7 days if these FLEX days are used.
  • Spring Break: March 26–30

You must register for Out of School Days and Camps as separate program as they differ from the Foundations Academy after-school program, occur at limited locations and accommodate a different capacity of children. Fees apply.

*Proof of residency required (GRU bill or voter registration).