FAQs

1. Is the class fee charged per day or per 2-week session?

Kids at College classes cost $55 – $75 each and that fee covers the entire 2-week session (8 days, a total of 10 hours of instruction).

2. MY CHILD HAS AN ACCOUNT, BUT I CAN’T REMEMBER THE LOGIN?

Email us at kidsatcollege@polk.edu, if you have forgotten your child’s account login. Please include the child’s full name and birthday when sending this request.

3. When can I register?

Registration is now open!  Click here to register.

4.  MAY I COME ON CAMPUS TO SHOW MY CHILD WHERE HIS/HER CLASSES WILL BE?

The Kids at College Packet Pick-Up event provides an opportunity for parents to pick up the child’s T-shirt and the car-line sign.  It is also a great time for parents and children to locate classrooms and become familiar with the Polk State College campus.

Packet Pick-Ups:

LAKELAND CAMPUS – Tuesday, June 11, 2019 from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. in the Lakeland Technology Building (LTB 1100)
WINTER HAVEN CAMPUS – Thursday, June 13, 2019 from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. in the Fine Arts Lobby (WFA Building)

5.  WHO ARE THE KIDS AT COLLEGE INSTRUCTORS AND STAFF?

Most Polk State Kids at College instructors are teachers from local public and private schools.  In addition, the program uses parent volunteers to supervise students between classes, at snack time, and during arrival and dismissal.  All instructors and parent volunteers (in addition to all employees of Polk State College) undergo a background check.

6.  HOW DO I PLAN A SCHEDULE?

Individual classes are 1 hour and 15  minutes in length and are scheduled between 8:15 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. (Lakeland Campus), or 1:15 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. (Winter Haven Campus).  The schedule lists classes by campus, session, time and age group.  Children may take up to six classes during each session (three classes per campus).  The College does not provide transportation between campuses.  If a child wishes to take classes with a group of friends, the parents must coordinate to ensure that all students are registered for the same classes at the same times.  Many classes are offered at multiple times.

7.  WHEN IS THE PACKET PICK-UP?

Parents should print the child’s schedule in advance and attend the Packet Pick-Up event on the appropriate campus:

LAKELAND CAMPUS – Tuesday, June 11, 2019 from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. in the Lakeland Technology Building (LTB 1100)
WINTER HAVEN CAMPUS – Thursday, June 13, 2019 from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. in the Fine Arts Lobby (WFA Building)

These are drop-in-and-pick-up sessions; parents are not expected to stay for the duration of the event.

8.  WHAT IF I CANNOT ATTEND THE PACKET PICK-UP, OR I MISSED IT?

Packets that are not distributed during the event are sent home at the end of the first day of Kids at College.

9.  May i visit the campus during sessions?

Parents, grandparents, etc. should please check in at the front desk if you will be visiting the campus during Kids at College.

10.  what if my child needs to leave early or will miss a day of class?

If your child needs to leave early for an appointment, please have them tell their instructors the day before the appointment.  On the day of the appointment, you will need to let the front desk staff know that the child is leaving campus and “check them out.”  The same applies if your child is arriving late to Kids at College due to an appointment.  If your child is going to miss a day of class, please send an email to: bbracewell@polk.edu, so we can inform the instructors.

11.  what is the refund policy?

If, after registering, a child is unable to attend Polk State Kids at College, an e-mail request for a refund must be submitted to bbracewell@polk.edu.  Refund requests received 14 or more days prior to the first day of classes receive a 50% refund. Refund requests received 14 or more days prior to the first day of classes receive an 80% refund.  Refund requests received 7 or more days prior to the first day of classes receive a 50% refund.  No refunds are issued for requests received less than 7 days prior to the first day of classes.

12.  where are my child’s classes?

Winter Haven Campus Map     Lakeland Campus Map

Please refer to the campus maps for building locations.  The three letters preceding the room number indicate the building where the class is located.  If the room number begins with a “1,” the room is on the first floor, a “2,” second floor, and a “3,” third floor.

Please keep a copy of your child’s schedule for your records.  Send the class schedule with your 9-14-year-old child for at least the first day of classes.