Before and After School Program 2023-2024

Our Program

Challenger Middle School offers a before school and an after school program for its students. This is a fee-based program.  The program will operate any day that school is in session.  There will be no After Care for early dismissal days.  Before/After Care is not provided when the school is closed for vacations, teacher in-service days, or teacher duty days.  Students will be provided a meal during both the Before and After Care programs.  Students will have time to work on homework in both programs.  Throughout the year, students in the After Care program will have the opportunity to use the gymnasium or go outside to play basketball, volleyball, etc.

***A new registration needs to be completed every school year.***

Hours of Operation

 The Before Care program will be held each day school is in session from 7:00 AM - 9:15 AM. Students are not permitted to be dropped off prior to 7 AM. The After Care program will be held each day school is in session from dismissal to 6:00 PM. 


  • Registration Fee: $25 non-refundable registration fee per student to be paid every school year

  • All weekly fees are a flat fee

  • Before School Program $25 per week 

  • After School Program $25 per week

  • Students attending both programs $50 per week

  • Prorated amounts ($5 a day) will be charged for short weeks (4 day school week = $20 charge for that week)

  • The fees are a per student charge

  • Fees are charged weekly 


Per state law, Florida fee-based programs are not allowed to extend credit, so all balances must be paid in full at the end of each school week. In order to make this as easy as possible, a credit or debit card must be provided at the time of registration. The card number will be kept on file and charged on Friday of the week the student(s) attended the morning and/or afternoon program.

Declined Cards: If your card is declined you must put a new card on file before the next week's charges are due. If for some reason you can not make a payment, contact Mr. Preston at [email protected] or 239-242-4341 to let him know that the card can not be charged. A new card must be put on file as soon as possible. 

Program Rules

The programs will follow the school discipline policy. Our goal is to make the program a fun and entertaining release from the regular day. Cell phones are permitted. Only clear water bottles are allowed.

Pick up/drop off: If a student gets dropped off before 9:15 AM that doesn’t belong on campus they will be charged the morning program for that day. Students should be dropped off and picked up at the front entrance of Challenger Middle School.

Closing Time/Late Pick Up Fees: The after school program closes promptly at 6:00 PM each day. If you are unable to pick up your child by this time, please make arrangements with someone who is authorized to pick up your child from your registration form. The person picking up your child must have proper identification. Unauthorized contacts will not be permitted to pick up your child from school. If your child is picked up after 6:00 PM, a $20 late fee will be assessed. This will be strictly enforced.

2023-2024 Before and After School Program Digital Registration



School Number: 239-242-4341
After Care Number: 239-710-6612
(4:30-6:00 pm only)
Director: Jeff Preston
Asst. Director: Kelly McGuire

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