Frequently Asked Questions

Will you be offering a virtual program for the summer of 2024?

This summer we will be all in-person!

Do you provide transportation?

Unfortunately the Rockin' Cool Freedom School does not provide transportation to and from our sites. On days that we go on field trips, we will bus the scholars from our site to the location of the field trip and return them to the site by normal pick-up time. 

What time is pick-up and drop-off for scholars?

Scholars can be dropped off to the site beginning at 8:00am, and pickup is at 3:00pm. Parents or guardians of the scholar are required to check-in their scholar upon drop-off and sign their scholar out upon pick-up. We are strict about not opening the doors before 8:00am because we can’t guarantee the staff is available to supervise scholars before that time. 

Who can pick-up and drop-off scholars?

Only the guardian who signed up the scholar can pick them up unless you provide us that person’s information ahead of time. You must tell the site coordinator (in writing, signed by a current approved adult) who that person is and have them added to the list of approved adults the scholar can leave with. For the first week and whenever a new adult picks them up we will check IDs to confirm identity. The process may be inconvenient, but because it's a matter of child safety we cannot budge on it. 

What ages does your program serve?

Our program serves scholars who have just completed grades K-8. Classes for grades 6-8 are only available in our Newark location.

What is the cost of the program?

We are committed to providing a high-quality summer program to all families, regardless of their ability to pay. Because of this, we charge only a $25 supply fee per child ($10 per child if the family is TANF-eligible). All other costs are covered by support from our amazing sponsors