Choose The Right Support For Your Learner
Our learning lab offers live, in-person support from our Instructional Guide for as little as $6.50/hour. Enroll today!
Welcome to the AFS Learning Lab
This FAQ Sheet has been prepared to answer parent questions about the Learning Lab and to help parents decide whether or not it would be a good fit to support their child’s education this school year.
The Learning Lab is a way our business (Angela Floyd School for Dance and Music, LLC)can support local schools by keeping enrollments in local districts. It’s also a way to offer support for parents who may not be comfortable going back to traditional school this year and who also may be looking for more support and socialization than may be available at home.
How is AFS Learning Lab different from a school?
AFS Learning Lab is a service offering at Angela Floyd School for Dance and Music, LLC, an independent youth learning facility, which does not operate under the same guidelines as public schools. As a private organization, we are able to set our own class sizes, educational best practices and standards of care. AFS, follows our national association guidelines and is independently youth protection certified.
All classes will meet at the AFS-West location which is located at 10845 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37934. The facility has a security system, state of the art air handling capacity, an outdoor space and a professionally approved spraying system to clean all areas of the building.
What grades can the AFS Learning Lab currently serve?
We are currently serving grades 5th-12th.
8:30am – 2:30pm. According to our current understanding of the public school schedule, mornings will be focused on virtual learning (at appropriate lengths for different ages) and afternoons will be for extended study and/or enrichment activities. There will also be time each day for lunch, physical activity and getting outside.
What do the students do for lunch?
Students will bring their own lunch and snacks each day.
What are class sizes?
10 students per location that will be spread out throughout the building.
What if I try to register and it’s full?
We will keep a waiting list and reach out if a space opens up.
Is there a fee?
Yes, AFS Learning Lab is a fee-based service similar to a day camp or other youth development activities. Registration requires a one-time, non-refundable registration fee of $45 which will hold your space between now and the start of their first class. Beginning the first week of classes, your monthly fee will run. For your convenience monthly fees will be drafted automatically on the first of every month until you terminate your enrollment or the end of the AFS Learning Lab.
*Please note: A one week notice is required to withdraw.
Tuition: $780/month (breaks down to $6.50/hr.)
Why is there a fee?
Weekly fees are charged to cover expenses such as the hiring of staff, background checks, training, administration, equipment, wifi, materials, cleaning and space.
Who will be supervising the students?
The facility will be staffed by background checked, adult Instructional Guides whose role is to help the students to log-in to and navigate virtual learning each day. Our instructional guides are also there to create a sense of community, foster safe socialization and facilitate daily enrichment activities among learners.
What protections and procedures are in place to fight community spread of COVID-19?
Angela Floyd School for Dance and Music, LLC follows the More Than Just Great Dancing!® Safer Studio™ policies and procedures which focuses on a hierarchy of measures beginning with avoiding contact with anyone with symptoms, followed by frequent hand cleaning and good hygiene practices, amplified cleaning, and minimizing contact and mingling.
What measures are put in place to foster a sense of normalcy for children in a pandemic world?
The mere act of getting up in the morning, getting dressed and “going to school” can be a significant anchor for a child in a turbulent time. Daily routines are stabilizing for children. Our small class sizes and structure minimize risk and maximize the joyful parts of schools such as socialization. Our classrooms are well lit and cheery. Important routines of school such as classroom greetings, newsletters, enrichment activities and community building are not only still present in our program, they are more important than ever.
Do you do temperature checking?
Yes, we do temperature checks.
Will the staff and students have to wear masks?
Our staff and students have been wearing masks all summer and will continue to do so while it is required in our area.
What is your illness protocol?
Staff, parents and students should know the symptoms of COVID-19:
Shortness of breath
Muscle and joint pain (multiple)
Nausea or vomiting
Loss of sense of smell
Staff and students should notify the AFS administrators and contact healthcare providers if they develop symptoms of COVID-19 or any other illness and will be asked to STAY HOME until they are symptom-free for 72 hours. Any student who becomes unwell during the school day will wait in a special isolation area, which is supervised by a staff member, until a parent or guardian can arrive.
Students or staff who test positively for COVID-19 will follow the country’s current recommendations for self isolation. Students may take up to a two week leave of absence and keep their place in the program. If there is a positive report of COVID-19 in our learning community, we will follow the county’s current guidelines for notifications.
How do I register?
Simply call 865-675-9894 and we will take care of everything.
Registration requires a $45, non-refundable registration fee. Monthly fees will be run as soon as you register.
A private FB page will be started for our learning community at the end of the month to foster a sense of community between families and students.
* If you are interested in applying for a position as an Instructional Guide please complete this form.