Knights Academy


    Knights Academy is Tara Elementary's before and after child care program. Tara staff make up the Knights Academy team and provide your child with homework assistance, enrichment activities, snacks and supervision in an educationally stimulating environment.

    All payments are paid in advance. 

    Please note! Your child MUST be registered and in the system before they can start Knights Academy.

    Please plan accordingly and register them the day BEFORE they are to begin. Thank you.

    Contact Information:

    Knights Academy Main Line for Q&A 751-7660 x 78041

    Hours: 6:30am-8:00am and 3:45pm-6:00pm

    Media Center in the morning ~ 751-7660 x 78070

    Front Office in the afternoons ~ 751-7660 x 78000

    Knights Academy Director, Jennifer Scheid 751-7660 x 78041



  • Instructions for paying for EDEP (Knights Academy):

    1. You can access the Parent Portal using the web address given below:

    2. Click on the "Existing Parents Sign-up" button to receive a temporary password by email.

    3. Follow the instructions on the following pages to begin using the parent portal.

    Please note: A 3.50% fee + .15 will be added to the purchase price as a processing fee by the company hosting the site. This fee is not collected by the School District of Manatee County.