Arts and Technology Institute
(DFPS Operation License #1508773)
Operational Policies and Procedures
4681 Ohio Dr. Ste 108
Frisco, TX 75035
School Year Hours of Operation:
Monday and Friday 9:00am – 3:30pm
Wednesday 9:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am – 3:00pm
Sunday , Tuesday and Thursday: by appointment only
2013-2014 School Calendar
August 19-23 School Closed
August 26 – 29 Professional Development
September 9 Classes Resume
November 25-26 Thanksgiving Break Camp
November 27-29 School Closed
December 23 – January 1 School Closed
January 2-3 Winter Break Camp
January 6, 2014- Classes Resume
March 10 - 14 Spring Break Camp
May 24 - Last Day of Classes
May 26-30 School Closed
June 2-6 Staff Professional Development
June 9 - August 15 Summer Camp
The school year runs from Sep 9th-May 24th with open enrollments throughout the year. Each student has the same lesson time each week. Any permanent schedule changes need to be received by our office in writing (email) a week before the current lesson time and is subject to availability. Faculty cannot make schedule changes. Lessons will not be offered during the holidays listed on the ATI calendar. Keep in mind that the lessons are arranged per year and that the holidays will not change the overall number of lessons received each year.
All faculty at ATI are highly qualified trained professionals. We will assign a teacher that we feel is most appropriate for each class. We will make every effort to accommodate request for specific teachers. In unforeseen circumstances, students may be assigned to new teachers as our staff changes. Such changes are rare, but have always been positive and offer students new learning perspectives. If a student desires to change instructors, a written request must be submitted to the director. It is strictly prohibited to solicit any private instruction from the faculty of ATI. Front office staff will be able to help in setting private lessons.
SAFETY AND SUPERVISION:
For your own safety, ATI requests that young children remain under the supervision of their caregivers at any time they are not receiving instruction while at ATI facilities and events, unless previous arrangements have been made. Children must be picked promptly when their lessons are over. Students must be picked up within 15 minutes after the lesson ends. If students must wait for a ride home after their lessons, they should remain in the waiting area rather than outside. If, for the purposes of safety, an instructor or other staff member has to wait after regular business hours with a child for a caregiver who is running late, there will be an additional charge of $50 added to the student’s account.
Students are expected to arrive on time and ready to learn for all lessons. Students arriving late will not have their lesson time extended unless prior arrangements were made. Only enrolled students may attend the class session, unless a trial lesson was scheduled.
Any photographs, audio, or video of students or families at ATI facilities or events may be used in promotional publications or press releases. There will be no compensation for the release.
There is no long –term contract. Students will be automatically re-enrolled into the following trimester unless a cancellation notice is provided. To discontinue lessons and suspend automatic charges prior to the completion of the year, please notify the ATI director by in person or by email TWO FULL WEEKS PRIOR TO THE DESIRED DROP DATE. Tuition is not refundable, and not transferable. Winter trimester cancellation should happen no later than November 18th, 2013. Spring Trimester cancellation should happen no later than February 17, 2014. THE LAST DAY TO WITHDRAW IS MAY 1. ATI reserves the right to dismiss a student due to nonpayment, frequent unexcused absences or tardiness, failure to abide by ATI policies, or behavioral issues.
TUITION AND FEES:
Due to the limited number of available spaces and the length of each session your account will be charged weekly or once per trimester unless cancellation notice is provided. If the notice is not provided at least 2 weeks before the drop date, the tuition fees are due and payable for the next 2 weeks.
If choose to pay by trimester:
Payment is due on the first day of the session.
There is a $49 per NEW student ($25 per each additional sibling) registration fee due at the time of registration to secure a time slot. The fee covers administrative costs (not event registrations). RETURNING students will pay $25 registration fee ($10 per sibling) at the time of registration. Fees are non-refundable and non-transferable. There is an insufficient funds fee of $30 for every failed payment debit or returned checks.
PRIVATE LESSONS POLICIES SCHEDULE AND TUITION/FEES:
Private lessons are set up on contractual basis. The minimum number of hours required to register is 4. Private lessons require 24 HOUR RESCHEDULE notice. If a 24 hour notice for reschedule is not provided, the class is forfeited and full charges will be assessed. If the CANCELLATION notice is given prior to the contracted private lesson terms, tuition is still due and payable for the entire length of the agreed upon session.
HOME SCHOOL POLICIES
Different payment methods can be arranged by contacting ADS Technology Incorporated dba Arts & Technology Institute via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
If choose to pay weekly:
Due to the limited number of available spaces and the length of each session your account will be charged weekly unless cancellation notice is provided at least 2 WEEKS prior to the 1st day of the session. If the notice is not provided at least 2 weeks before the start of the session, the tuition fees are due anD payable for the entire session (11 WEEKS). Tuition is not refundable.
If choose to pay by trimester:
Payment is due on the first day of the session. Payment is not refundable after the FIRST week of classes.
CAMP CANCELLATION POLICIES
No refunds for Camp cancellation for all circumstances including medical and relocation if less than 1 month prior to the camp session. There is a $75.00 charge per child if cancel less than 3 months prior to the start of the session. There is a $25 per child for change of dates or locations. Camps may be canceled or moved due to low subscription rates in this case efforts will be made to offer another location or refund as requested by the client. Camps may be canceled due to SARS, Swine-flu and other Pandemics or Local Epidemics, no refunds will be given.
MAKE- UP LESSONS/STUDENT ABSENCES:
There will be no make-up lessons for group classes. However, the student may try to attend a similar class, if available. This may be arranged with the front office and is not guaranteed.
TEACHER ABSENSES: If the class is cancelled due to teacher absence, ATI will provide a highly qualified and experienced substitute who will ensure the proper continuity of the classes. If a substitute teacher is not available, we will make every effort to contact the student to inform of the make-up class time.
USE OF ATI FACILITY:
Food and Drink are not allowed in the ATI labs. Students and families are expected to use the equipment at the ATI facility appropriately. Students and families are responsible to fix or replace any damages or broken piece of equipment due to inappropriate use or abuse by students.
Permission to Secure Treatment
In the event of any emergency, I authorize ADS Technology dba Arts and Technology Institute to secure from any licensed hospital, physician and/or medical personnel any treatment deemed necessary for me or my minor child/ward's immediate care and agree that I will be responsible for payment of any and all medical services rendered. I understand that this authorization includes transporting my child by ambulance if necessary to the nearest medical treatment facility or hospital if I am unable to be reached first.
Please make every effort to ensure that your child takes all medications at home. Because that is sometimes not possible, if your child must take medication while at Arts and Technology Institute you will be asked to complete the “Authorization for Dispensing Medication” form. All medication must be in its original container and labeled with your child’s name and the date medication is left at the facility. Medication can only be administered in the amounts according to the label directions.
If the child has one of the following: Oral temperature of 99.5 or higher; symptoms and signs of possible illness such as lethargy, abnormal breathing, diarrhea, vomit episode(s), rash, mouth sores – he/she will not be allowed to participate in the activities provided by ATI unless the medical evaluation of a health-care professional indicates that the child can participate in the program’s activities. Should a child become ill while at ATI, the ATI representative will contact the parents to pick up the child, care for the child apart form other children and five appropriate attention and supervision until the parent picks the child up. Ill children should be picked up within an hour.
All items must be marked with the child’s name. ADS Technology dba Arts and Technology Institute is not responsible for lost or stolen items. Found items will be held until the end of the month, and then donated to a local thrift store.
CODE OF CONDUCT
Children are expected to display appropriate behavior at all times. To assure the maximum enjoyment of the program by all participants, please review the following guidelines with your child. Your child is expected to:
Show respect to all participants, staff, and nature.
Be pleasant to others and refrain from using foul language.
Refrain from causing harm to self, other participants, and staff.
Use equipment, supplies, and facilities properly.
Always wear shoes.
Stay with the group.
If behavior problems arise, you will be contacted that day to discuss the nature of the problem
If problems persist or the behavior is severe such as causing intentional harm to others or consistent disruptions of camp activities, the child will be removed from the program for the day or the rest of the week and no refund will be issued