Kindergarten – 7th Grade
Place Your Child on Our Waiting List
Enrollment from the waiting list operates on a “first-come, first-served” basis, with priority given to members of Auburn United Methodist Church. Please understand that a currently enrolled student must exit the program in order for a space to become available – being on the waiting list is NOT a guarantee of future placement.
In addition to the $25 registration fee (due with enrollment forms), a $25 activity fee for use throughout the school year will be collected when each child’s enrollment is confirmed by the director.
Monthly tuition rates:
$165 for one child
$300 for two siblings
$400 for three siblings
Payment is due in advance by the 10th of each month (August – May) and is considered delinquent after the 15th. Tuition is paid through the “Online Giving” tab here, where you will either create an account or log in to your existing account. Financial aid information is available upon request.
Discovery Club provides after school care for children in kindergarten through seventh grade. The children are picked up at Auburn City Schools and transported to the church by Discovery Club buses. Parents pick up the children from Discovery Club no later than 5:30 p.m.
The children are divided into three groups for afternoon rotations: kindergarten, first & second grades; third, fourth & fifth grades; and sixth & seventh grades – all of which meet upstairs in the Mathison Education Building. Sometimes groups combine for snack & gym rotations, and all groups are combined for special events.
Discovery Club provides a range of activities that include homework time, daily snack, gym activities, cooking, crafts, special events, and mission projects.
Discovery Club follows the Auburn City School calendar and therefore will not be in session during the following holidays:
September 5, 2016: Labor Day Holiday
October 17, 2016: Parent Conference Day
November 11, 2016: Veteran’s Day Holiday
November 23 – 25, 2016: Thanksgiving Holidays
December 19 – January 4: Winter Holidays
January 16, 2017: Martin Luther King Holiday
February 20, 2017: President’s Day
March 13-17, 2017: Spring Break
April 14 & 17, 2017: April Holiday (Weather Make Up Days)
Please note: Discovery Club will NOT be offered on days when Auburn City Schools are closed due to inclement weather.
IMPORTANT NOTE FOR PARENTS: Any day your child is not to be picked up from school, please notify us no later than two o’clock that day. Please text the director *OR* send an email to LindseyM@aumc.net. You may leave a voicemail at the Discovery Club line (826-8800 ext. 278) if the matter is not urgent, but please do not leave a message with the church receptionist.
Always inform the director of any changes in your child’s transportation plans, rather than having your child let us know.
Keep in mind that we can’t leave each school until all enrolled children have been accounted for. If we haven’t been notified that your child won’t be riding the Discovery Club bus, we have to wait until we confirm with a school official that you have made other arrangements for your child’s transportation.
Please understand how this affects the other children on the bus, the children who are waiting to be picked up at the next school, and the amount of time the children have for homework when they arrive at AUMC behind schedule.
If you have any questions or concerns about the program or your child, please feel free to speak with the director. The best time is usually between 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Lindsey Middleton, Director
334-826-8800, Ext. 278
Auburn United Methodist Church | 137 South Gay Street, Auburn, AL 36830| Church Office: (334) 826-8800