American Prep serves school lunch at each of our campuses. It is not a hot lunch, but a sack lunch which must be ordered in advance. Microwaves are available for secondary students to heat up lunches.
A typical lunch includes a main dish, fruit, vegetable, and milk (white or chocolate).
Parents are encouraged to order as far in advance as the menu allows. Emergency orders are accepted up to 2 days in advance (you must place your order on Saturday to receive a lunch on Monday).
Whenever possible we try to serve the specific lunch you order, but there are occasions when your student will be presented with an alternative that meets the nutritional requirements and your child’s specific dietary restrictions. If you are having problems with Google Chrome, please try using a different website browser like Safari. Online ordering will be available soon!
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The cost of each meal (even paid lunch) is subsidized by the National School Lunch Program, and the school only receives funds for students who are present at school and receive the lunch. If your student is absent, the school still pays the cost, but receives no funds. This is why it is helpful to cancel your lunch order if you know your student will not attend.
Free/Reduced Lunch Application
We offer Free and Reduced Price lunches based on household income.
To see if you qualify, please complete an application. We will contact to confirm your eligibility and we will provide instructions to order school lunch.
There are several ways to complete an application:
Download and Print
- Application in English
- Instructions for completing application – English
- Solicitud en español
- Instrucciones para completar la solicitud – Español
At the School
- Please visit the school lunch employee at your campus – they can provide a computer to complete the application online or a paper application. We are happy to assist you!
For your convenience, we offer vegetarian (meat-free), gluten-free, and dairy-free options for each meal. To see the options that will be served, please review the menu.
If your student needs gluten-free, dairy-free, or other meal accommodations due to medical conditions or disabilities, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Changes an cancellations are allowed up to 2 days in advance. If you will be away on vacation or have a planned absence, please cancel your lunch order.
If your child is ill and it is too late to cancel the lunch, it is very helpful if you can let the lunch staff know your child will be absent, especially if it will be for more than one or two days. See the contact information below.
Any lunches cancelled with at least 48 hours notice can be credited to your school lunch account. No cash or credit/debit refunds.
Our lunches are made 24 hours in advance, so we cannot cancel with our vendor unless we have at least 48 hours. Cancelations must be confirmed via email to the school lunch manager. See the contact information below.
Secondary students who are at school but fail to pick up their lunch 4 or more times over a two week period will have all pre-paid lunches canceled until the student and parent/guardian meets with an administrator.
All lunches are subsidized, and the school does not receive any reimbursement when a meal is not received by the student.
Meal Charge Policy
It is the responsibility of the parent to provide a lunch or order a lunch online for their student(s). If a student arrives at school without a lunch, they will first be directed to call home and ask the parent to bring them a lunch. If a school lunch is available, the school lunch staff will take a payment over the phone and provide the student with a school lunch.
If the student is unable to get in touch with the parent, the student will be directed to the school lunch staff. The lunch staff member will serve the student a lunch, and charge the student’s account for the lunch (prices listed above). The lunch staff will notify the parents of the meal charge and request payment.
If your student has dietary or other restrictions that you would prefer we NOT serve them a school lunch, please notify email@example.com.
Unpaid Meal Policy
If a student has unpaid meal charges in excess of $10, the lunch staff will offer them fruit and/or vegetables and/or milk, but will not serve them a full meal until the meal charges are paid.
APA Wellness Policy
Smart Snacks In Schools
American Prep does not sell a la carte foods or beverages during the school day. However, schools are allowed an exemption for up to 3 fundraisers per year.
After School Snack Program
American Prep provides approved snacks for the after school programs at West Valley 1 and West Valley 2. Below please find the nutritional information for the snacks we serve.
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