Panther Academy

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Panther Academy is our before & after school child care and summer program located at Shannon Elementary.

Mission Statement:
The mission of Panther Academy is to provide high quality, developmentally appropriate child care services for school aged children in a safe and educational environment.

Curriculum & Activities:
Panther Academy provides activities that support a child’s natural desire to explore and create.  Curriculum opportunities include four main areas of development: Social and Emotional, Language, Physical and Cognitive. We provide curriculum and activities that enable each child to develop new skills at their own pace.  Our main goal is to provide a safe, supportive and healthy environment for children.

Hours:   School Year:  6:30 am – school start time & after school – 6:00 pm

                  Summer/Non-school Days: 6:30 am – 6:00 pm

Children may enroll from drop in care (if available) to full-time care.  Full-time care will be given schedule priority.  Any family with drop in care will need to notify us 48 hours in advance to ensure proper child/staff ratio.

Panther Academy is closed on the following holidays:  New Year’s Day, Good Friday, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Day after Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day,  New Year’s Day.

The center will also be closed for two in-service days in August each year and two days after the last day of school for professional development and to prepare for summer care.

Panther Academy Parent Handbook

2019 Summer Panther Academy Application


Registration/Activity Fee fee used to offset costs of programming and activities (registration/activity fee is non-refundable)

Summer – $40.00

School year – $40.00

Daily Fees:

School Days : 

1st child  $5.00 per hour
2nd child – $4.50 per hour
3rd child – $4.00 per hour

Non-school Days &
             1st child        2nd child        3rd child

Full Day                                               $27.50           $25.25             $22.75
Half Day                                              $22.00           $20.00              $18.00

Children can be bused to/from Sacred Heart, Carpenter, and the Middle School.

If you have any questions about the programs at Panther Academy or would like to register, please do not hesitate to call Panther Academy Director, Tammy Helgens at 465-5425 OR 465-3000 extension 4212 OR email:

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