Students will have limited privileges in Pickler Memorial Library to items such as computers, computer labs, and reference material. Students may not, however, check books out of the library due to the short duration of the program.


Washers and dryers are available in the residence hall at no cost. Given the short duration of the Academy, students may be able to plan to avoid the use of laundry facilities.  Students will need to sign up to do their laundry during activity/free time and plan ahead for their laundry needs.

Religious Services

Generally speaking, the schedule of ZSA will likely preclude attendance at any religious services during the program.  Students both check-in and check-out on Sunday mornings.  However, students whose religions have specific needs during the week (such as Wednesday night or Friday morning prayers), should let our staff know.  Depending on the availability of staff and the scheduling of classes, we are more than happy to meet your needs.

Personal Belongings/Lost and Found

Students are responsible at all times for the safe keeping of their personal belongings. We urge students to label all of their belongings, including clothing, with their first and last names. ZSA is not responsible for theft or other loss of, or damage to, students’ personal belongings, including athletic equipment and musical instruments. When considering whether to bring an expensive item, families may wish to investigate possible coverage under their own homeowner’s or renter’s insurance. In general, we recommend that students leave valuables at home.

ZSA will maintain a lost and found box. Clearly labeled items are the most likely to be successfully returned. ZSA can not be responsible for items left behind at the end of session.