CLASSES

FOR YOUTH OF ALL AGES

There are no age exceptions unless stated for that particular class. For example, “Beginning: Age 10-18”. In this example, if your child turns 10 years old by the second Monday after the session begins, they will be able to enroll into that class.

ORIENTATION


Mandatory Prior to Enrollment

To enroll your child in classes, a parent or legal guardian must attend a mandatory orientation once per year. Orientations are held quarterly at 6:30pm the Thursday before the enrollment period opens.

Location

Orientations are held at the Paso Robles Youth Arts Center located at 3201 Spring St in Paso Robles.

Required Paperwork

During Orientation, you will receive your child’s enrollment forms as well as a rules and regulations contract to be read and signed by a parent and the student(s) enrolling. Both forms need to be filled out and returned to the office during enrollment week.

Enrollment


Frequently Asked Questions

In order to enroll, you must have a Parent Portal account setup and be ready online when our enrollment period goes live online.

Our computer lab will be open to you the day of enrollment from 9:00am – 12:00pm.

The Enrollment Period begins at 9:00am on the Saturday after Orientation and continues for a week.

Students are permitted to enroll in two classes per session.

A.P. Classes are Advanced Placement classes. As your child works hard, has good attendance, and continues to progress they may be placed in an A.P. class based upon their teacher’s approval. Students are allowed two A.P. classes in addition to their regular classes.

Your child will receive a slip from their teacher if they have been appointed in an advanced “AP” class. Your child’s A.P. class will show available when searching enrollment.

Dropping and adding classes must be done during enrollment week. This can be done through your Parent Portal or by calling the Office. Once classes start your child is committed to their class and must adhere to our attendance rules.

You may add your child on a waitlist for any class. Waitlist will only be fulfilled during enrollment.

How To Enroll

Required forms, online parent portal, and orientation are required to attend our programs.

  1. Go to our Enrollment page.
  2. Click on the link “Create Your Parent Portal.”
  3. Sign in with your account information. If you haven’t created an account, click “Create Account” underneath the “First Time Here?”
  4. If you already have an account, click “Get Started Now”. If you didn’t have an account, search your last name and click “Find Me”. If your name did not show, click “I Searched And Still Don’t See My Name”.
  5. Fill out the parent/guardian information and click “Register.”
  6. Log in using the same Email and password you just created.
  7. Click “Get Started Now” and then “Add a Student”.
  8. Enter all student(s) information. Make sure all requested information is entered.
  9. After students are entered, click “Register for classes.”
  10. Scroll down the page to see all the classes available for each of your students. As you scroll, check the boxes for each class that you would like to enroll in. When you are done choosing classes, scroll all the way to the bottom and click the

GENERAL RULES


  • No food or drinks (with the exception of water) in classrooms.
  • No gum or candy is permitted in the building. All gum must be disposed of before entering our facility.
  • All Dance students must wear clothing that they can move in and have NO open toe shoes or jeans. Dance students must also remove all piercings other than earrings or properly bandage them to avoid injury.
  • No cell phones or digital media devices allowed in class unless pre-approved by a teacher for research use. We are not responsible if they are lost or stolen.

Rules for Parents

  • Parents are only allowed in the classroom the first 30 minutes of the first day, due to the fact that it distracts ALL students and disrupts the teacher’s curriculum. We greatly appreciate in advance your understanding and cooperation.
  • Parents will be allowed to attend the last class to see what their child has learned. 
  • Your child must be picked up immediately after class. PRYAC is not responsible for students not picked up on time. If a child is picked up 10 or more minutes late, they will receive an unexcused absence.
  • For the safety of all students please pull into a parking space. There is additional parking on the back side of the building.
  • If your child has a learning disability, in addition to reporting it on your registration form, you must inform the teacher before the first class begins.
  • If your child has an allergy or special medical need, in addition to reporting it on your registration form, you must inform the teacher before the first class begins.
  • Please understand PRYAC staff is not trained to work with special needs children.
  • The emergency numbers are not for absence or questions, but for emergencies regarding the building.

ATTENDENCE


  1. On our pryoutharts.org website, click on the side bar called “Enrollment” and then click the link called “Click Here: Create or Manage Your Parent Portal.”
  2. Sign into your account or create a new account taking care to answer all the questions carefully. This info is confidential and will only be used to show a broader picture of PR Youth Arts when we apply for grants and other funding.
  3. After the parent info and student info is entered when creating an account, click “Register for classes.”
  4. Scroll down the page to see all the classes available for each of your students. As you scroll, check the boxes for each class that you would like to enroll in. Only classes which fit your students age will show up.
  5. Our classes are free but we do ask for a $5 enrollment fee upon registration. If this is in any way a burden for your family, please let the office know and we will waive the fee.
Reasons To Keep Your Child at Home
  • Rashes – Keep your student home if he or she has a new skin rash that has not been evaluated by a doctor, including impetigo and scabies.  Always call your doctor about unknown skin rashes to determine the cause and if they are contagious.  Rashes are often part of an illness that is easily spread to others.
  • Fever – Keep your student home if they have a fever over 100 degrees. Do not send your child to PRYAC while on fever-reducing medicine. The student may return to school when he/she is fever free for 24 hours.  Fever is a sign of infection that can be transmitted to someone else.
  • Vomiting or Diarrhea – Please keep your child home for 24 hours after the last episode of diarrhea or vomiting.  Vomiting and diarrhea are often caused by an illness that can be transmitted to someone else.
  • Nose Drainage – Please keep your child home if he or she is experiencing yellow or green color nasal drainage that lasts longer than 10 days or accompanied by a fever. Regular colds often have yellow or green drainage. If they last longer than 10 days, this could be a different illness and it is recommended that your child see his or her doctor.
  • Behavior – Please keep your child home if he or she has significant changes in behavior.  Some examples include irritability, tired, sore throat, earache, excessive coughing.  Cold and flu can easily be passed to others, especially in the first few days, when accompanied by the changes in behavior listed above.
  • NOTE: If any of these symptoms are recognized by a PRYAC staff member or PRYAC instructor, a parent/guardian will be called to have them picked up from PRYAC and can return with a doctor’s note that states that the child’s symptoms are not contagious.