FAQs

  1. 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. 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. 3. WHEN CAN I REGISTER?

    Registration for Kids at College Summer 2020 will open May 2020.

    Please email your name and address to kidsatcollege@polk.edu to receive notification when registration opens.

  4. 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 9, 2020, from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. in the Lakeland Technology Building (LTB 1100)
    WINTER HAVEN CAMPUS – Thursday, June 11, 2020, from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. in the Fine Arts Lobby (WFA Building)

  5. 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. 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. 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 9, 2020, from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. in the Lakeland Technology Building (LTB 1100)
    WINTER HAVEN CAMPUS – Thursday, June 11, 2020, 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. 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. 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. 10.  WHAT IF MY CHILD NEEDS TO LEAVE EARLY, ARRIVE LATE 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. 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. 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.

  13. 13.  WHERE DO I DROP OFF/PICKUP MY CHILD?

    Winter Haven Car Line Map     Lakeland Car Line Map

    Lakeland: In front of the LTB building, near the covered bus shelter in the front of the campus. See Lakeland Carline Map for proper queuing.

    Winter Haven: North side of the Fine Arts Building, entering from Polk State College access road.  See Winter Haven Carline Map for proper queuing.

  14. 14.  WHAT TIME DO I DROP OFF/PICK UP MY CHILD?

    Assuming your child stays for three consecutive classes, the times are as follows:

    Lakeland (8:15-12:30): Drop off no earlier than 8:00 am; pick up at 12:30 p.m.

    Winter Haven (1:15-5:30): Drop off no earlier than 1:00 pm; pick up at 5:30 p.m.

  15. 15.  WHAT IF THE WEATHER IS BAD?

    June 1 is the beginning of the hurricane season, and it is possible that we will experience Tropical Storm or Hurricane threats during Kids at College. Our program will run unless Polk State College closes due to weather – official closings can be found on local radio/television stations and also at www.polk.edu. In the event of other emergencies, the most effective way for us to contact parents is via email (the email on file with the child’s registration). Every effort will be made to communicate with parents in a timely fashion.

  16. 16.  IS TIME PROVIDED FOR SNACKS?

    Yes, the designated time for snack is the twenty-minute break between class two and three. Students 7 – 14 years old may bring a snack from home or bring money to purchase a snack in the Student Center. Students in the 5 – 6 age group need to bring a snack from home. The 5-6-year-old students will not have access to the Student Center.