A Private PreK - 12 College Preparatory Catholic School

Afterschool Care


Supervised afterschool programs are available for The Highlands School students at all grades levels. Preschool and Lower School Students may enroll in the Afterschool Care program, while Middle School and High School students may enroll in the Afterschool Supervised Study Hall Program.

Afterschool Care
Preschool and Lower School

Debbie Carrera
Afterschool Care Director

The Afterschool Care Program at The Highlands School provides a safe, organized, and enriching environment for your child. The Afterschool Care program is affiliated with the National After School Association. The program is overseen by Debbie Carrera, Afterschool Care Director, who has 15 years of experience with The Highlands School. The Afterschool Care staff also includes University student assistants.  Every Afterschool Care employee must complete a background check and safe environment practices through the Catholic Diocese of Dallas yearly.

A calendar of activities is posted at the beginning of every month and a sample afternoon schedule is as follows:

  • 3:00-3:30 Snack time, begin homework, and silent reading
  • 3:30-3:45 Prayers and prayer intentions
  • 3:45-4:30 Continue homework and/or outdoor recess (weather permitting)
  • 4:30-5:45 Play centers, games, arts and crafts, and once a week movie time
  • 5:45-6:00 Clean-up and prepare to go home

Homework assistance begins in Kindergarten and is completed in a group setting. Older students who can work independently may request additional homework time.

Afterschool Care hours are 3:00-6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday for registered aftercare students. We also provide care on a “Drop-In” basis for all other students. The charge for drop-ins is $15 per hour for one student, $25 for two. Drop-in charges begin at the time your child is brought into Aftercare.  Any child not picked up after carpool is brought directly to the Aftercare Center in the school cafeteria and is considered a drop-in.  Late pick-up fees begin at 6:01 and parents are billed at $1.00 per minute.

Rates and registration
Aftercare Enrollment Forms

To register your child for Afterschool Care at the point of enrollment, please submit your Afterschool Care enrollment forms and corresponding fees to the Accounting Office. For questions and mid-year registrations, please contact Debbie Carrera at dcarrera@thehighlandsschool.org

Afterschool Supervisory Program
Middle and High School

This Afterschool Supervisory Program (ASP) provides a relaxed atmosphere where 6-12th grade students are allowed to socialize, use their cellphones, and other electronic devices (Wi-Fi is available), or complete their homework with access to our Library. The Afterschool Supervisory Program staff includes The Highlands School faculty and university student assistants that must complete a background check and safe environment practices through the Catholic Diocese of Dallas yearly.

The Afterschool Supervisory Program hours are 4:00-6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday for registered students.  We also provide supervision on a “drop-in” basis for all other students not picked up by 4:00 p.m.  All unsupervised 6th-12th grade students on campus after 4:00 p.m. will be taken directly to the supervisory area.  The charge for drop-ins is $10.00 per day for one student.  Drop in fees will be collected daily at the time of service by check, or credit/debit card.  No cash will be accepted. Additional payment options are explained on the enrollment sheet.

Rates and registration
Afterschool Supervisory Program Enrollment Forms

To register your child for the Afterschool Supervisory Program at the point of enrollment, please submit your afterschool supervisory enrollment forms and corresponding fees to the Accounting Office.