You don’t have to jump through hoops to cultivate your child’s passion and coordinate with your busy schedule. The Center for Excellence offers enrichment programs, camps, and clinics year-round for interests from coding to ballet and flexible childcare options!
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Through the Annette C. Smith Center for Excellence, Hutchison shares its tradition of excellence through offerings in academics, arts, athletics, education, and leadership. Instructors in each of the Center’s academies not only inspire artists, athletes, scholars, and leaders but also engage educators and parents in thought-provoking classes and lectures.
There is truly something for everyone in the Center for Excellence!
Students are expected to adhere to the policies and procedures of the school, as well as the Center for Excellence program. Hutchison reserves the right to dismiss any student whose behavior poses a discipline problem. No refunds will be issued for students who are asked to withdraw.
Hutchison is conveniently located on a 52-acre naturally wooded campus in East Memphis at 1740 Ridgeway Road. Campus maps may be obtained at the front gate. The Center for Excellence office is located on the first floor in the Dobbs Center.
Center for Excellence fees are refunded in full when the session for which an enrollment was submitted is at capacity or the session is cancelled by Hutchison. Except in the cases of illness or emergency that are disclosed to the Center for Excellence office prior to the start of an activity, refunds will not be given after a session begins. For Center for Excellence classes, a withdrawal request that occurs at least five (5) business days prior to the first class meeting will result in a refund/credit of fees. After five (5) days prior to the first class meeting, there will be no refund of fees.
All Center for Excellence registrations will be made online. Once a registration has been received and processed, a confirmation will be emailed to the address listed in the registration profile. Please note that registrations are not accepted without the appropriate payment.
Admission is granted to qualified students in the order in which completed registration forms with payments/deposits are received. Hutchison welcomes qualified students of any race, color, religion, or ethnic origin to program activities.
Registration is required for each Center for Excellence offering. Sessions are filled on a first-come basis. Please enroll early. Any registrations received after a class that has reached capacity will be returned with a full refund.
Students should arrive on time and be picked up promptly at the end of each class. For the safety and security of all participants, girls and boys left unsupervised on campus after sessions will be escorted to SPARK Extended Care. Parents will be charged $15 each day. An additional charge of $5 each minute will be assessed for all SPARK campers remaining on campus after 6:05 pm