Our teacher highlight this week is Amy Willoughby Burle!
Here are some things to know about Amy:
I teach 12 classes. Two art classes, two grammar based classes (Excellence in Writing), as well as two creative writing classes. I also teach preschool 26 Letters from A to Z as well as an early writing class for 1-3 grade called I Can Write. I also teach 15 Things Health. 15 Things Culture and Civilization and 15 Things Early Education.
In my spare time (haha) I like to write fiction.
My super power would be to snap my fingers and all my housework would be done. I’d be happy to come to other people’s houses and “clean” as well.
Fun fact about me: I’m a bad speller and although I can type quickly and without looking at the keys it isn’t the “proper” way to type. I learned my own made up way after having to type numerous papers in college and from doing my own fiction writing. I always tell people this because I think that people think in order to be good at something you have to be good at everything that involves that thing. I’m writer, but even though I struggle with spelling and don’t the proper way to type, I still consider myself pretty good at it. 🙂
Elevate is my dream job. When I was young I wanted to be a mother, a teacher, and a writer. God has blessed me with the opportunity to do all those things. At Elevate, I get to spend all day with kids talking about writing. What could be better?
Thank you for making Elevate such a special place Amy!
Enrollment Policies for Elevate Life & Art
ENROLLMENT & REGISTRATION:
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-transferrable 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 2 additional payments due the 5th of each month beginning October 5th 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. (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.
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.
DROPPING A CLASS:
PARENTS MUST NOTIFY ELEVATE TO DROP A STUDENT FROM CLASS. You will have a two-week period at the beginning of the semester to drop or change a class without penalty. After that time, only a written notice via email, regular postal mail or hand delivered to our front desk will be acceptable. Your registration fee is non-refundable and non-transferrable for the dropped class. You will also need to pay the materials fee for the class as the teacher may have already purchased the materials for your student. If you change to a new class, you will need to pay a new registration fee for that class. There will also be a $25 processing fee for each class dropped/changed as it takes extra work for our staff to make these adjustments and changes. 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 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.
HOMESCHOOL TUTORIALS: 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, and sent via email. If there is a two-hour delay, all classes that start before 10 am will be cancelled. If there is inclement weather that begins after school is out, check with our website and with your teacher before coming to class.
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. Mondays and Fridays may be used to make up snow days.
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
Our teacher highlight this week is Alisha Ear!
Here are some things to know about Alisha:
What classes do you teach?
I teach Pre-Ballet, Ballet/Jazz, and Introduction to Ballet and Creative Movement
What do you like to do for fun?
I like to bake, grow plants, read, watch movies, hike and get together with friends.
Is there a fun fact about yourself that you would like for people to know?
I find it impossible to pick a favorite color, food, season etc (so I’m glad you didn’t ask that!) Each one has it’s unique beauty and purpose!
If you could have any super power, what would it be?
Why do you enjoy Elevate?
I love all the great people who work and take class here.
Thank you for making Elevate such a special place Alisha!
Meet Liam; he is a student here at Elevate!
Favorite Class: Elevate Makes the News!
Favorite Animal: Bearded Dragon
Favorite food: Anything Mexican
Fun Fact: “I love drawing.”
Favorite Color: Green
Why do you like coming to Elevate? “Because it’s fun and all of the kids here are nice and the teachers make the classes fun and not boring.”
Thanks for making Elevate such a fun place to be Liam!
Check out the fun our students had in Build It on Wednesday. Today’s goal was to build the tallest tower only using clothes pins and popsicle sticks. In this class, students have the chance to work on multiple projects. They are given guidelines to plan and build structures using a variety of supplies and our creative minds. This is a great STEM class for your little engineers!
Our teacher highlight this week is Jeremiah Mimken!
Here are some things to know about Jeremiah:
“I teach Musical Theatre Dance as well as Drama.
I love to mess around with music, work on choreography for different pieces, and I also dabble in book-binding.
I love collecting records, especially special edition ones.
Turning Invisible would be awesome.
I love elevate because it constantly looks for new ways to reach out and give to the community around it.”
Thank you for making Elevate such a special place Jeremiah!
Meet Zeke; he is a student here at Elevate!
Favorite Class: Drama
Favorite Animal: Red Panda
Favorite food: Steak
Fun Fact: “I love sports. Basketball the best. I love watching it and playing it.”
Favorite Color: Purple
Why do you like coming to Elevate? “Because they’ve got concessions and it’s not expensive.”
Thanks for making Elevate such a fun place to be Zeke!
Our teacher highlight this week is Caitlin Barnes!
Here are some things to know about Caitlin:
“I teach Clogging, Computer wizards, Build it, and I assist with Wild and Crazy Science! I also direct the Afterschool Program and Summer Camp.
For fun I play with my dog/child, Darla, and I love to spend time outside!
I went to college on a Clogging scholarship and traveled to Billingham, England to clog for an International Folk Festival summer of 2013.
If I could have any super power, I would love to have the ability to understand and communicate with all animals.
I love Elevate because there are so many wonderful opportunities for students to learn things and wonderful opportunities for me to teach kids the things I love!”
Thank you for making Elevate such a special place Caitlin!