2019-2020 Creative Arts Policies

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2019-2020 Private Lesson Policies   PDF VERSION

The 2019-2020 year runs from September 1, 2019 to August 31, 2020. Private lessons may not be carried over from one year to the next.

 

Attendance Policy

Specific times are scheduled for each lesson, and regular attendance is expected. Students who arrive late cannot be guaranteed a full lesson. Please contact Creative Arts (CA) if student will be more than 10 minutes late for a lesson.

One make-up lesson per semester (with 16 lessons purchased) is allowed for a student absence. Any lessons missed beyond this are unexcused and forfeited. As a courtesy to our faculty, please give CA and/or your teacher 24 hr. notice for student absence. Make-up lessons are given at a mutually agreed upon time between the teacher and student. Makeup lessons missed by a student will not be made up.

Payment Plan Policies

Full Year Plan - 32 lessons

Late registration: The year charge will be prorated based on lessons left in year. Year Plan rates are available until 9/30/19, after which time Semester Plan rates apply.
Withdrawal Policy: Tuition is non-refundable, however: 1) if email notice of withdrawal is received by CA Director before 8/1/19, 100% refund (minus registration fee) will be given. 2) If email notice of withdrawal is received by CA Director by 12/1/19, a 50% refund (minus registration fee) will be given. No refund will be given for lessons paid for but not yet taken. 

Semester Plan - 32 lessons divided into 2 payments

Late Registration: The current semester charge will be prorated based on lessons left in the semester.  Monthly Plan rates apply for students starting after 4/1/20.
Withdrawal Policy: The Semester Plan is still a commitment to the full school year (32 lessons). The account will be automatically charged for Payment 2 on 12/1/19 unless email notice of 1) withdrawal or 2) change in payment plan is emailed to CA Director by 12/1/19. After this date, Semester 2 tuition is non-refundable. No refund will be given for lessons paid for but not yet taken. If payment is not received on time, lessons will be put on hold and the lesson time slot will be considered open. 

Monthly Plan - 32 lessons, 1st payment for 8 lessons, 6 payments for 4 lessons each

This account must have a credit card on file which will be automatically charged for Payments 2-7 on the 1st of the month starting on Oct 1, 2019.
Withdrawal Policy: Lessons may be halted at any time, however, 2 weeks email notice must be given to CA Director prior to the 1st of the month. No refund will be given for lessons paid for but not yet taken. If payment is not received on time, lessons will be put on hold and the lesson time slot will be considered open. 

Introductory Plan - 8 lessons

No refund will be given for lessons paid for but not yet taken. No make-up lessons are given for student absence. This plan does not guarantee the scheduled lesson day/time to be available after lesson #8. This account may switch to a Monthly Plan if notice is emailed to the CA Director ASAP or to a Semester Plan if notice is emailed to CA Director before 12/1/19.

Cancellation of Lessons Due to Weather: CA may be open even when schools are closed due to weather conditions. Status will be posted on the CA website, FaceBook page and an outgoing message on the phone by 8am. 

Photo/Recording Release: CA occasionally records and/or photographs students for promotional purposes. Usage may include internal/external print or online purposes. It is our policy not to include names of children. Please contact CA Director by email if you do not agree to this release.

Nondiscrimination Policy: Creative Arts does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, nationality, ethnic origin, religious belief, gender, or sexual orientation in its employment practices or in the administration of its educational policies.

2019-2020 Group Classes and Program Policies   PDF VERSION

The 2019-2020 year runs from September 1, 2019 to August 31, 2020.

No make-ups or refunds for student absences for group classes or programs.

 

Waitlists: When programs reach capacity, a wait-list is activated. If a spot becomes available, we contact the family immediately. A finite reply time is given and, if we do not receive a reply, we move on to the next person on the list. Payment is only processed if the spot is filled.

 

Class Cancellation: CA reserves the right to cancel any group classes or programs due to insufficient enrollment. Full tuition will be refunded or can be credited toward a future class. No service fee will be charged in this case.

Fall, Winter and Spring Semester Group Classes

Withdrawal: The CA Director must receive an email concerning withdrawal. If the withdrawal is prior to the 2nd class, a refund will be given minus the cost of the initial class and minus a $30 service fee. If the withdrawal is at the same time as or after the 2nd class, no refund will be given.

School Vacation Weeks and Summer Group Classes or Programs

Withdrawal: The CA Director must receive an email concerning withdrawal.

  • If the withdrawal occurs at any time until 45 days before program start date, a 100% refund will be given, but a $30 service fee will be charged.

  • If the withdrawal is 45 to 16 days before program start date, a 50% refund will be given, but a $30 service fee will be charged.

  • If the withdrawal is 15 or fewer days before program start date, no refund will be given. However, the student may transfer to a different program during the same semester and pay the difference in cost. Primary Account Holder or Parent may transfer enrollment in the same program during the same semester to another student in the program's age range.

Cancellation of Lessons Due to Weather: CA may be open even when schools are closed due to weather conditions. Status will be posted on the CA website, FaceBook page and an outgoing message on the phone by 8am. 

Photo/Recording Release: CA occasionally records and/or photographs students for promotional purposes. Usage may include internal/external print or online purposes. It is our policy not to include names of children. Please contact CA Director by email if you do not agree to this release.

Nondiscrimination Policy: Creative Arts does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, nationality, ethnic origin, religious belief, gender, or sexual orientation in its employment practices or in the administration of its educational policies.

 

NEW! 

Creative Arts Referral Rewards! 

Refer a new student and you each receive a free Creative Arts t-shirt!



  • Please call the office with referrals.

  • Registration payment for a minimum of 8 private lessons, a session of 6+ classes, or any week-long vacation or summer program must be completed by the new primary account holder.

  • Available only to student/families opening a brand new student/family online registration account.

  • Offer not valid for purchase of single half days during school vacation weeks.

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Email office@weteachcreativearts.org

 

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