Youth Education Program Policies & Procedures
Youth Education

In order to ensure the best possible experience for your child, we ask that you read carefully and adhere to the following policies. Please be aware that your child is not officially registered for the course when the registration is submitted. You will be sent a confirmation email or letter that will include additional information for you to review and return.

For policies regarding student data security and privacy, please see our Continuing Education Privacy and Security Policy page.

Photo ID required for Pick-up (Ages 2-13)

Youth Education requires that those picking up students ages 2-13 are listed as approved to do so (including parents). This person will also be asked to provide a photo ID for check-out. Please be sure to have that with you as your child will not be checked out to those who do not provide proper identification. Children ages 9-13 will be allowed to check themselves out with written permission from the parent. To authorize self check-out or to add pick-up information, complete and return the "Sign In and Out" form found here.

Early Arrivals and Latecomers

You will need to be prompt in dropping off and picking up your child. The University of Utah does not assume responsibility for any child dropped off unattended. Please do not drop off your child more than ten minutes before the class begins. If a child is not picked up promptly after class, you will be charged a late fee of $5.00 for each 10 minutes the child is left unattended at the classroom. This does not apply if you are delayed due to an emergency. Please contact the Youth Education staff at 801-581-6984 to alert us to any emergency situation, e.g. car trouble, etc.

Rain Policy for Outdoor Classes

If you are not contacted by phone, please call 801-581-6984 for a class update. Do not assume the class is canceled due to weather. If you have not received any prior notice, please bring your child to the scheduled location where you will be met by an instructor or staff member and advised of the backup location or rescheduled date. You will be asked to transport your child to and from the backup location.


Effective Feb 1, 2016. A 100% refund will be given for classes dropped up to four full weeks prior to the first day of class. Requests to drop a class and /or requests for refunds must be made in person at the Youth Education office, 540 Arapeen Dr. or by phone at 801-581-6984. Parents are responsible for dropping all desired classes for their children before the drop deadline. No refunds will be authorized after the drop deadline passes. No refunds will be authorized in the event of a dismissal. Please contact us at 801-581-6984 if you have extenuating circumstances beyond student or parent control and we will work with you to come up with a reasonable solution.

Cancellation of Class

If fewer than the minimum number enroll, the class will be cancelled. Parents will be notified in advance and will receive a full refund. Classes require a minimum enrollment before they can be held.


Parents and students are expected to abide by parking restrictions at all course locations. For courses at the U of U campus, parents with student under driving age may go to Parking Services in the Annex, for a University parking pass (see our Parking page for the latest information about parking on campus.) Vehicles may be ticketed if parked in a restricted area or without a parking permit. For questions concerning parking restrictions, please phone 801-581-6415.

Tuition Assistance

Half-tuition is not available for benefits-eligible University employees as is outlined in the University bylaws. However, we do offer a 15% discount on tuition for all U employees. Some tuition assistance is available for those who qualify for the federal free and reduced school lunch program.

Discipline Policy

The purpose of good classroom management is to provide an environment conducive to learning. Teachers have the right to teach and students have the right to learn. An extremely disruptive student interrupts the learning experience and upsets the other children.

Students are expected to abide by these rules:

  1. Follow directions
  2. Show respect with your words and body
  3. Think "Safety First!"

Our policy in handling disruptive children is as follows: First, the instructor will discuss the situation with the student; on the second occurrence, the instructor will notify the parent. If the situation continues uncorrected, the Youth Education staff will contact the parent and the student will be dismissed. No refunds will be authorized in the event of a dismissal.

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