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
On November 19th Elevate is offering 4 one day weekend workshops! If you have been wanting to take a class at Elevate but can’t seem to fit it in your schedule this is your chance! Sign up here: https://elevatelifeandart.com/saturday-workshops/ before November 17th.
Here are the workshops being offered on November 19th:
Backpacking 101 – Wesley Davis
9:30 am – 1:30 pm
All Ages | Cost: $24
This class will take the mystery out of Backpacking with an overview of planning, preparation and gear. Learn about logistics, gear, nutrition, seasoned tips and tricks from Wesley Davis, AT thru-hiker, SOBO 2003. Feel free to bring your own lunch, but we will sample some different kinds of backpacking food during lunch time.
Networking & Branding for Authors – Amy Willoughby-Burle
9:30 am – 12:00 pm
Ages 18 & Up | Cost: $15
Gone are the days of the reclusive writer. A writer must be the whole package these days, wearing every hat from creative to editor to marketer and publicist. Find out how to jump into the waters of the business end of being a successful writer.
Learning to Knit Socks W/an Ornament – Heather Biard
9:30 am – 12:00 pm
Ages 12 & Up | Cost $15
Learn how to knit socks by making a miniature sock to hang on your tree! Basic knitting skills are required in order to learn how to make this adorable ornament. Students should bring sock weight scrap yarn and a set of size 2 double pointed needles (5 needles are in a set).
Make & Take Holiday Food Gifts – Michelle Sullivan
9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Ages 12 & Up | Cost: $26
This one day workshop, held at the instructor’s home, will cover all of the ways you can make gifts that are special and unique. Who doesn’t want a homemade syrup or vanilla extract? In this class, we will bake goodies and fill jars with mouthwatering gifts. It will be the springboard to limitless ideas that you can recreate for your friends and family. Recipes and handouts will be provided.
(You will receive directions to the home after you register for the class).
What’s the difference between Homeschool Tutorials, Enrichment, and Arts Academy?
Homeschool Tutorials are classes for preschool thru high school that take place before 4 pm. These classes run from August to May and are two-16 week semesters. Mondays/Wednesdays are 6th-12th grade and Tuesdays/Thursdays are PreK-6th grade. Be sure to check out our whole schedule as Elevate has some great electives after 4 pm for preschool thru adult that are not offered during our homeschool hours.
Enrichment Classes are our “try it” classes. These classes offer a fun way to try out a new activity and learn new skills. We have class offering for preschool all the way through adults. Most classes last 12 weeks.
Arts Academy are our “build it” classes. These classes are for those who are ready to take an art form more seriously and build on a certain skill. These classes are two-16 week semesters.