ENROLLMENT AND REFUND POLICY

Tuition

Tuition must be paid in full before the official first day of class.

Class Capacity Limit & Wait Lists

Classes are closed when they are full. A student can request to be put on our wait list. To acquire a spot on the wait list, a $50 deposit must be paid in full. All wait lists are operated on a first come, first serve basis. Once a wait list class opens, the deposit will be returned in full only if the student completes enrollment.

 

Class Cancellations

We reserve the right to cancel, postpone, or combine classes. Classes may be cancelled if the number of students enrolled is less than three. In the event of a class cancellation, the student may choose to join another class of equal tuition, keep their class credit(s) for future use or apply for a credit transfer.

Class Credits

Credits are transferable but have no cash value.

Class Absence

If a student must miss class due to sickness, a family emergency or any other special event, we must be notified 24 hours in advance of the class time in order for it to be counted as a "reasonable absence".

All other absences will not be excused and a class credit shall be deducted without prior notification.

After 3 "reasonable absences" are had within an 8-week period, additional absences will be considered

“un-reasonable” and credits will not be refunded.

Code of Conduct

Ming Creative Art recognizes the importance of establishing clear and consistent disciplinary consequences for violations of school rules.  Students are expected to demonstrate maturity, responsibility, consideration, as well as treating each other with dignity and respect.

Student conduct is closely related to learning and an effective educational program requires a safe and orderly school environment.  The Code of Student Conduct governs student discipline, and students shall not be subject to disciplinary action because of race, gender, color, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, or handicap/disability.

Each student must adhere to school policies and the Code of Student Conduct governing student discipline, with the ultimate goal of providing students with a positive learning climate. 

Our school wide rules are:

  1. We are safe

  2. We are caring

  3. We are respectful

  4. We are responsible

 

The Student Code of Conduct is designed with enough flexibility so that teachers can exercise judgment which is within the scope of the Code, their classroom behavior management system, the student’s personal behavior monitoring system, or any behaviors in relation to off-campus activities. 

The following pages define the level system used in the elementary disciplinary program. 

 

Level One Infractions

Defined: Refer to minor misbehavior on the part of the student that impedes or disrupts orderly classroom procedures or school operations.  These infractions will be addressed by the appropriate school personnel as well as contacting parents/guardians. 

Administrative action will typically not occur with these misbehaviors.

 

Examples But Not Limited To:

  • Disruptive Classroom/School Behavior

  • Failure to complete or carry out directions

  • Possession of non-instructional items such as but not limited to: cell phones, iPod’s, laser pointers, gaming devices, cameras, video cameras

  • Verbal harassment or bullying of others

  • Dishonesty

  • Inappropriate language

Disciplinary Options:

  • Verbal or written reprimand

  • Parental notification (email or phone call)

  • Special Assignment (Reflective in nature)

 

Level Two Infractions

Defined: Misbehavior that is frequent or serious enough that it disrupts the learning climate of the school and/or endangers the health or safety of others.  These infractions, which usually result from the continuation of Level One incidents require the intervention of administrative personnel because the prior consequences have failed to modify the behavior.  Also included in this level are misbehaviors which do not represent a direct threat to the health and safety of others, but whose educational consequences once again require a corrective action on the part of administrative personnel.

 

Examples But Not Limited To:

  • Continuation of Level One misconduct

  • Abusive, obscene, or disrespectful language, writings, drawings, or gestures

  • Bullying/Cyber Bullying

  • Harassment

  • Theft

  • Vandalism

  • Plagiarism/Cheating

  • Defiance of authority, disrespectful behavior to staff

  • Inappropriate use of technology

Disciplinary Options:

  • Involvement of a counselor

  • Written reprimand

  • Parent Notification

  • Special assignment

  • Temporary suspension from classes without refund

 

Level Three Infractions

Defined: Acts that are frequent or serious in nature that disrupts the learning environment of the school or acts that pose a threat or danger to the health, safety, or welfare of others in the school.  These acts will require administrative actions which could result in the immediate removal of the student from the school and possible intervention of law enforcement authorities.

 

Examples But Not Limited To:

  • Continuation of or extreme Level II misconduct

  • Fighting

  • Verbal or Physical Threats

  • Ethnic or racial slurs

  • Sexual descrimination or harassment

  • Leaving school without permission

  • Vandalism

  • Indecent exposure

  • Destruction of property

  • Other violation of federal, state, or local laws

Disciplinary Options:

  • Involvement of the Principal

  • Temporary or permanent suspension from classes without refund