ENROLLMENT & REGISTRATION POLICIES:
Enrollment is for the entire session. There are 32 weeks (16 per semester) scheduled for Tutorial Classes and Arts Academy and 12 weeks per semester for Enrichment Classes. Students who are enrolled for the Fall Semester of Tutorial and Arts Academy classes will be automatically enrolled for spring and must notify us if dropping. Students for Enrichment Classes will need to re-enroll each semester.
Registration fee is the first month’s payment per class. All registration fees are non-refundable and non-transferable once class is attended. The registration fee holds the student’s place for each class registered.
For each child registered: a registration form, student information, release form, and registration fee is due at time of registration.
If the required minimum number of students, 5 per class, is not met, this agreement will be void and we will refund any class paid for that is cancelled. A final decision for classes offered will be made within two weeks of first day of class.
Fees may be paid in the following way: Tutorial and Arts Academy Classes: (a) full payment at time of registration or (b) first month’s payment with 7 additional payments due the 5th of each month beginning October 5th; or (c) first month’s payment at registration with remainder in full by first day of class. Enrichment Classes: (a) full payment at time of registration or (b) first month’s payment at registration with 3 additional payments due the 5th of each month beginning October 5th in the Fall, or March 5th in the Spring or (c) first month’s payment with remainder paid by first day of class
If payment is not made as arranged, a one (1) week grace period will be given to make the payment due. If payment isn’t made after the one (1) week grace period, the student will not be able attend class until payment is made. (If you are unable to make a payment, please discuss with our Bookkeeper, Emma Bailey. You can email her at firstname.lastname@example.org. Hardship cases will be considered on a case-by-case basis by the Director and Administrator). Teachers are hired for the full year and we must be able to guarantee their salary.
If a balance remains at the end of the semester, students will not be able to register for classes until the balance is paid. If there’s a history of delinquent payments, we may require payment in full at the time of registration.
Missed classes will not result in make-up classes, prorated tuition or refunds. No refunds for classes missed including scheduled holidays. Teachers, however, will make up classes that they cancel due to illness or other absences. We will refund if a teacher is unable to make-up a class.
DROPPING A CLASS:
PARENTS MUST NOTIFY ELEVATE VIA WRITTEN NOTICE TO DROP A STUDENT FROM CLASS IN THE FOLLOWING WAYS:
- You will have a two-week period at the beginning of the semester to drop or change a class without penalty.
- After that time, you may fill out a “DROP FORM” at our front desk or send a written notice via email or regular postal mail.
Written Notice via email should be sent to:
Emma Bailey – email@example.com
Written Notice via regular postal mail should be sent to:
Elevate Life and Art
P.O. Box 2331
Asheville, NC 28802
- Your registration fee is non-refundable and non-transferable for the dropped class.
- There will also be a $25 processing fee for each dropped/changed class.
- If you switch to a new class, you will need to pay a new registration fee for that class. Any remaining balance for the dropped class will also need to be paid before adding any new classes.
Please note: You are responsible for payment for your student’s classes WHETHER OR NOT YOUR STUDENT ATTENDS CLASS until the time you notify the Administrative staff VIA WRITTEN NOTICE. Please do not rely on your student to verbally let us know that he/she will no longer be attending classes
Elevate Life & Art is NOT a school. You, as the parent are still the primary teacher of your child. Parents and students must work together outside of class to complete what is required for the course. Final grades are assigned by the parent.
Elevate will follow the Asheville City Schools for weather cancellations. Cancellations will be posted on our website, WLOS, Facebook Page.
- If Asheville City Schools cancels school, all Elevate classes for that day will be cancelled.
- If there is a 2 hour delay, classes will start at 10am. This means any class that starts before 10am will be cancelled and made up at later date.
- If there is a 3 hour delay, classes will start at 11am. This means any class that starts before 11am will be cancelled and made up at later date.
- For early release or bad weather that occurs after school hours, keep checking the FB page and website for the latest information.
If classes are cancelled due to weather. The teacher will arrange a make up class for up to two classes. Anything beyond that will be considered an act of God and beyond our control.
DROPPING AND PICKING UP:
Elevate is not responsible for your children outside of the classroom. Teachers provide supervision during class. Parents need to supervise your children during free time and in the play space area. If your child is responsible enough to follow the rules and get themselves to their classes, they may be dropped off and picked up. But please drop off and pick up your children in a timely manner. We are not a babysitting service. If you need childcare, check out our great after school program and summer camp.
CODE OF CONDUCT:
I accept and will abide by the policies, rules and regulations of the Elevate Life & Art Program. If problems arise with my/our child in the areas of misconduct, disruptive behavior, neglect of work, or failure to follow established policies, we understand that discipline may include suspension or dismissal. The determination of the Elevate Life & Art Program is conclusive in all matters of discipline.
I release and hold harmless Highland Christian Church, Elevate Life & Art, its Administrator, tutors and staff from all claims, damages, or other liabilities for injuries to my child, which are not the result of gross negligence on the part of the organization.
I will reimburse Highland Christian Church or Elevate Life & Art for any property damaged, destroyed, or lost as a result of intentional or negligent behavior of my child.
Registration is accepted on a first come, first served basis.
REGISTRATION FEES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE AND NON-TRANSFERRABLE