For Families


Welcome to Kids on Course! As the parent in a child’s life, you are the first and most important teacher. Kids on Course is here to support your child’s learning, expose your child to opportunities in sports and the arts, and show your child that college is within reach.

The only way Kids on Course is successful in putting your child on a path to graduate college is with you, the adult who is most vested in this child’s future. Kids on Course wants to walk alongside you as your child discovers that hard work, high academic achievement and a supportive learning community are fun.

What to Expect at Kids on Course


Parents can expect their child in Kids on Course to do better in school, to engage in extra-curricular activities and to have another adult that cares about their child’s success.



Parents can expect to know and communicate openly with the Kids on Course staff at their child’s school.


Parents can expect to learn what their child is doing in Kids on Course through family events and home visits.



And upon graduation from high school and college, parents can expect Kids on Course to be there.


Students and families commit to Kids on Course because it works. Students commit to working hard in Kids on Course Learning Labs, to treat each other  and Kids on Course staff with respect, and engage in enrichment classes and extra-curricular opportunities. 


Attendance at school is a critical component of academic success and all students must attend 95% of all school days to stay in good standing with Kids on Course.


Parents commit to supporting all the expectations of their students in Kids on Course, and commit to working alongside Kids on Course to ensure their child’s success.


Communication with Kids on Course is a vital part of parents’ commitment which means promptly turning in paperwork, returning calls, texts or emails, and meeting with Kids on Course staff as needed.

Our Promise

Kids on Course promises to provide children with academic support, enrichment opportunities or extra-curricular connections, and be a trusted mentor, leading to college graduation.


Kids on Course is committed to seeing our kids to and through college. Our elementary program sets the foundation for building the academic and social skills needed to be set up for success and on track for post-secondary education!

A Day in the Life of a College Student

We want all of our students to set foot on a college campus, so we have the honor of partnering with our local colleges to do tours, have lunches, ask questions, and experience what college life is like.Coe College partners with us to simulate “a day in the life of a college student” so our 6th grade students get to attend classes and sports practices, and have a lot of fun exploring a campus! Watch our video to get a glimpse of what this day looks like.


PO Box 2336
Cedar Rapids, IA 52406