Frequently Asked Questions


  • Registration opens Thursday, April 1, 2022
  • Deadline to Register: Monday, July 18, 2022
  • Online registration is preferred, but applications are available to download and print for those who would like to mail their application.

Fees and Payment

WOW Program

  • Classes: $99 each
  • Recreation: $35 for the week 
  • Each student will receive a t-shirt.

Cancellation and Refund Policy

  • A $15 fee per student will be assessed on all cancellations. If one student is enrolled in three classes, the processing fee will only be $15.
  • Cancellations received by June 30 will receive a full refund less the $15 processing fee per student. Cancellations received between July 1 - July 18 will receive 50% refund, less the $15 processing fee per student.
  • No refunds if cancellation received after July 18.
  • WOW reserves the right to cancel a class due to low enrollment. Students enrolled in a class that is canceled will be offered an alternative class or a full refund.

Class Confirmations

  • Families will receive an email confirmation of the student’s application and class registration.
  • The confirmation will include information about the optional drop-in orientation session, sack lunch requirements, recreation, drop-off, and pick-up procedures, and more details about the program.
  • Class registrations are based on the order in which applications are received.
  • When a student’s first choice cannot be honored because of space limitations, the second choice will be substituted.

Financial Aid / Scholarships

  • Partial scholarships are available to assist with tuition for families who qualify for free or reduced-price school meals.
  • Download the scholarship form, or you may request one by mail by calling (309) 677-2374.
  • Scholarship applications cannot be accepted via online registration. A registration form must be completed and mailed in or dropped off.
  • Due to limited resources, WOW may not be able to grant every scholarship request.

Student Behavior

  • WOW believes students learn best in an atmosphere of respect for the teacher and each other. Students who choose to behave in ways that interfere with other students’ opportunities to learn, and/or the instructors’ opportunities to teach, forfeit their own opportunity to participate in WOW. We reserve the right to dismiss students from class for such reasons. In these cases, no refunds will be given. Family support and cooperation with this matter is appreciated.

Contact Information

  • For questions about eligibility, class content, or instructors contact Catherine Lawless, Director at (309) 677-2374 or
  • For questions about registration, deadlines, or arrangements contact Debbie Finnegan at (309) 677-2374 or