School Policies

Uniform Policy

All Lower and Middle School students are required to purchase our uniforms, which are distributed directly through our uniform provider, Risse Brothers.  For immediate assistance, please call their office at 407-339-1486 and ask for Justin.  All parents must also ensure their child is properly dressed  prior to arrival for classes at Discovery Academy. A copy of the Uniform Policy Agreement must be signed before the student’s first day of school. While we strive to promote a creative learning environment, we also desire to create a sense of equality and pride in every student. Therefore, the Uniform Policy Agreement must be strictly adhered to or the student may face possible expulsion.

Arrival/Dismissal & Attendance Policy

To avoid congestion, we ask that you not park in the drop-off circle at any time. Parking is defined as leaving your car unattended in these areas or sitting in your car for an extended period without moving. If you are caught parked in the circle during school business hours, a fine may be added to your account balance.

Please note that school arrival times are strictly enforced and parents may not drop off students earlier than 7:55 for VPK classes and 8:15 for K-Grade 8.  If a student is tardy for any reason, parents will be required to stop by the school office to sign a tardy slip for their child, which will be given to the teacher for attendance purposes.  Please understand that excessive tardies and absences throughout the school year may lower a student’s grade.  Regular attendance is essential for academic growth.

Tuition Payment Policy

Payment options include cash, check, and credit/debit card.  Checks should be made payable to “Discovery Academy.”  Depending on your payment plan, tuition is due by the first Tuesday of each month or trimester. A $10.00/week fee will be assessed on all late payments. If tuition is not paid by Friday of the same week, the student may not be allowed to return to school and will risk losing his/her spot until balance is paid in full.

School Entry Policy

Access to educational areas is facilitated by electronic keypad in the school foyer.  Please do not share the school entry code with anyone you do not know well. Be prepared to show driver’s license or comparable state ID, as they will be checked before a student is authorized to leave school. Only persons listed on your child’s emergency contact will be allowed to pick-up. Changes must be in made to the office in writing.

Scheduled Visit Policy

Visitor passes must be requested and authorized at least 48 hours in advance for the safety of students and faculty/staff. Once on-site, there is to be no wandering hallways or entering classrooms without expressed approval of the office.  To schedule your visit, please call 386.428.0860 x4.

Teacher Conference Policy

Teachers are on the premises to teach your children, not to chat with parents/adults during school hours. If you would like to schedule a parent/teacher conference, please send your child’s teacher an email or handwritten note.  All conferences must be agreed to and confirmed by all parties at least 48 hours in advance.