- We are currently accepting applications for the 2017-2018 school year. If you are interested enrollment for 2017-18, please apply here.
- Rolling enrollment: Real Life ALC offers rolling enrollment. You can enroll your child any time during the year.
- Tuition is offered on a sliding scale, making us one of the most affordable private schools in Tampa. Tuition is generally paid in monthly installments from August – June. Learn more about our tuition process here.
Step 1: Research!
We are not a typical school! ALCs are committed to trusting children to direct their own education. Explore the ALC educational model and our comprehensive FAQ page on the ALC Network site. Learn from some of the videos, books, and articles that have inspired the this approach to learning and community. Dig into the content in our About section. Check us out on Facebook and Twitter.
Step 2: Review our Tuition Info Page
We offer tuition on a sliding scale. Please read through our Tuition Info Page to understand our collaborative, trust-based tuition policy.
Step 3: Attend a Parent Interest Night
RSVP to a Parent Interest Night to learn more about our ALC and have your questions answered. You may (in fact we encourage you to) attend a Parent Interest Night before applying.
Step 4: Visiting Week(s)
Real Life ALC, Tampa requires each prospective new student to attend a paid visiting week before being admitted to the school as a student.
The visiting week allows the student to experience what it is like to be an ALC student and allows everyone to determine if our ALC is a good fit. Visiting week preferences can be chosen in the enrollment application. The fee for the visiting week will be prorated from the tuition you would pay for the year, and is due on the first day of the visiting week. Visiting weeks are offered on a first-come, first-served basis. We limit the number of visiting children each week.
Step 6: Final Enrollment
After the visiting week, enrollment will either be offered or it will be communicated that ALC cannot serve the applicant at this time.
When enrollment is offered, we will ask for your first and last month’s installments of your annual tuition (if making monthly installments) or your semester or annual payment. Enrollment will be officially confirmed when the admission form is submitted and money is received, ensuring your student/s a place at the school for the year. Please review the Tuition page and fill out the Tuition Worksheet to determine how much your child/ren’s tuition will be.