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S.H.I.N.E. Academy Parent Information



Dent Middle School 


S.H.I.N.E. is an innovative after-school program designed to enhance the academic, physical, and social development of our students. The schedule includes a homework power hour, literacy, math, S.T.E.M. challenges, and recreational activities. A snack and beverage will be provided to students and additional snacks will be available for purchase. Our program begins after dismissal and ends at 5:45 p.m. The program does not operate on teacher workdays, half days, or when our district is dismissed early due to inclement weather. \


There is a one-time registration fee of $20. The first-week fee is $38. These fees are due on or before August 18, 2021. The tuition is lump sum billed, meaning we create a fee that encompasses all the dates between August 18, 2021, to December 17, 2021, and January 3, 2022, to May 31, 2022. You may pay the full tuition amount but, we only require you to make weekly payments of $60.00 that are due each Monday. Payments can be made in Parent Portal (weekly payments will need to be completed as a “Partial Payment”). If an account has not been paid by Friday a late charge of $10 will be applied to the account. Tuition accounts must be kept current in order for your child(ren) to attend. Accounts that are 2 weeks delinquent will result in dismissal from the program until past due payments are made. 

1st Semester full payment: $936.00 (1st-week payment of $38 along with registration fee of $20 must be paid by August 18, 2021.

2nd Semester full payment: $1128.00

Late Pick-up Fees: 

Late pick up from 5:46 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. is $1/minute

Late pick up after 6:00 p.m. is $5/minute

Pick up Location

Pick up for all students will be in the back of the D building facing Trenholm Rd. across from Burger King. Please be prepared with your photo identification at pick up. Locations may vary during football and soccer seasons. 

Absences and Withdrawals

There is not a fee adjustment during absences. The weekly fees secure your place in the program. If you must withdraw from the program, we ask that you give notice by phone or letter so that we can remove the remaining fees from your account.

Student Expectations

During the S.H.I.N.E. After-School Program, students will follow the discipline policies outlined by Dent Middle School and Richland School District TWO. If a student is continuously inappropriate in their behavior, they may be dismissed from the program. Responsibility for the safekeeping of electronic games, cell phones, and devices brought from home remains with the student. Parents are welcome to call the program at any time to speak to the staff about questions or concerns regarding their child. 

1st Offense: Conference with students

2nd Offense: Conference with parent(s) and student

3rd Offense: Suspension or dismissal from the program

Daily Schedule (Times and Activities may vary)

2:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. - Attendance and Snack time

3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. - Homework Power Hour

4:00 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. - Recreational and Club activities

5:15 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. - Cleanup and Prepare for dismissal

Registration: If you would like to register your child for SHINE, please fill out the Registration Form

Contact Information: Sharry Harrison

                                     Phone: (803) 699-2750 ext.72132

                                     Email: Sharrison@richland2.org