Vernon Hills Park District
Vernon Hills Park District
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Hawthorn Afterschool Program

The Hawthorn Afterschool Program (HAP) is for students in grades kindergarten through 6th grade attending Hawthorn School District 73.  Both before and after school care is available at Hawthorn Elementary North and South schools. The HAP Program is designed to provide positive activities for elementary students within a safe, secure, and enriching environment.

The School’s Out Program is for students in grades Kindergarten through 6th grade.  This day long program is offered when Hawthorn School District 73 is not in session.  Kids participate in a wide range of recreational activities including sports, games, arts & crafts plus more.   Click on the link below for School’s Out dates and fees.  Click on the program codes for direct registration.


HAP North and South 2017/2018 registration are currently on a wait list.  Registrations should be brought to the Sullivan Community Center to be added to the wait list.

HAP Fast Facts

School Notification – It is the responsibility of the parent to notify the school that they have signed up their child for HAP. It is very important to do this so they may put it on your child’s bus pass.

Daily ProgramAM care begins at 6 AM and goes until the start of school. PM care begins when school is released up until 6 PM. Aspen students are walked to and from Elementary South. Townline/Dual Language students are walked to and from Elementary North.

Tuition – Payment for HAP will be automatically withdrawn on Monday of each week.

SecurityPlease be ready to show an ID when picking up your child.

Changes/CancellationsA permanent change to your HAP schedule or the need to withdraw from the program must be at least one week before you would like the scheduled change to occur. A Change Form must be filled out. (See more information on page six of the Parent Handbook)

Early Release & Non School Days – There is no separate registration for Early Release. If your child is in HAP on the day an early release happens you will be charged an additional $5.50 for the extra time. When District 73 is not in session, HAP is not in session. You may register separately for the School’s Out program.

AbsencesIf a student is absent on a day they are supposed to attend the program, you are still charged for this day.

HomeworkEveryday students have the option to do their homework, but it is the responsibility of the child to be able to start their homework. Our staff will aid them in any help that they may need.

SnacksA snack will be provided by the program once in the morning and once in the afternoon. We do not provide juice, only water.